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16GB Nexus 7 Now Back in Stock

After a two week period of Google trying to catch up on 16GB Nexus 7 orders, the device is now showing as being back “in stock.” Between the 8GB and 16GB versions, the bigger storage option is either the hotter selling of the two or Google was expecting the 8GB to be much more popular and simply manufactured more of it instead.

In our review of the Nexus 7, we tossed out the idea that you may want to go for the 16GB instead, if you plan on downloading a bunch of content to your device. With the 8GB option, you have to remember that 2.5GB or so are taken up by the operating system and that HD movies can land at around another 2.5GB, leaving you with very little space for major gaming titles, music, or other videos.

If the 16GB was the Nexus 7 that you had been holding out for, jump into the Play Store now.

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Cheers JBow!

  • anywherehome

    hoping in the future devices with 32GB!!!!
    I have tab 7.7 but definitely changing this $500 for the half priced N7!!! You should have been working more, dear Samsung, to keep me

  • Emilyy

    If they have stock now, gamestop why you no ship to my house already ):
    Does anyone know when gamestop will get stock from google ?

  • G&B

    Oh yeah? They *still* haven’t shipped the one I ordered the day it was announced. Won’t cancel the order either. Ridiculous.

  • cb2000a

    Got the 16gb one through Game Stop trading the Acer 500 in. Fantastic deal and a fantastic tablet. Arrived just 5 days after pre order.

  • Woohoo! Ordered my 16gb N7 today! So, can anyone recommend an easy way to get app data from my Xoom to my N7 when it arrives? Would be nice not to start from scratch in some of my favorite games and such.

  • eddy

    finally got this thing order!!

  • I have a feeling that all of the geeks bought a 16GB, then a lot of them (myself included) had hardware problems, and had them replaced. I’m guessing that caused the temporary shortage of 16GB models.

  • You know after all the tablets that came out I was so looking forward for this one because of the nvidia tegra 3 on board. But Im very very disappointed google took a step from apple by not adding a micro sd slot which would have sold me because I have so many micro sd cards & who know they could have added two sd slots at least something a little different. Was. debating on getting it but now no, like in reality who will put their trust in keeping files saved so called in the sky lol. Think security an what consumers currently own now. O well my micro sd’s will be put away for much longer than I guess, very disappointing. Who knows they may come out with nexus 7 plus

    • Tyler Chappell

      Yes because people really complain all the time about not having TWO microSD slots.

      • Some sort of additional memory is needed for media, it be cool for 2 slots but 1 is just fine

  • derek connolly

    Finally convinced the wife that I would die without this, so my order just got placed!

  • ddevito

    Installing the 4.1.1 factory image clean seems to be faster and more stable than the OTA

  • Just ordered mine!

  • Michael_NM

    Love my 16GB, but still trying to figure out how 8 additional geebees costs $50 on device being sold “at cost.”

    • Tyler Chappell

      the additional 8GB only costs $7.50 in terms of “parts” But eh, I guess they want consumers to directly compare it to the Nook in price for storage options.

  • this is why a SD card slot is a MUST

    • michael arazan

      I have never bought any music from the play store, i had gotten it elsewhere. Does music from google store somewhere in the cloud? Can you uploud non google purchased music to this cloud, and does it stream seamlessly?

  • greeknasty

    ill be waiting another month or so considering the replacement device google sent me for screen lift..also had the screen lift issue..

  • I’m gonna give this thing a shot. Just ordered mine. Felt like forever of a wait.

  • Dave

    Great news! Ordered another one using up my credit card rewards points…So essentially a “free” Nexus 7 for my better half!

  • Chris

    Or you could just root, and get a USB OTG adapter… StickMount ftw.

  • ArrowCool

    Don’t get me wrong, I love my N7. Love it.

    That being said, I have been disappointed with how many apps aren’t compatible with the device yet. I understand 4.1 is new, but this is supposed to be a flagship product.

    • JoshGroff

      I’m surprised how many apps ARE compatible considering how new JB is. Very few apps, mostly games, I have on my Thunderbolt don’t work on my N7.

      • ArrowCool

        Aren’t they kind of marketing this as a gaming device to a point? (I understand its not specifically for gaming) But, especially with the NVidia processor and how games designed specifically for the Tegra look better, AND the fact they are selling it at gamestop, wouldn’t you think more games would be compatible?

        • JoshGroff

          Well, out of the 18-20 games I installed on it, 5 of which I actually tested this past week, only 1 didn’t work and that was on start-up. I’m sure in the next month or so more will be compatible.

        • KleenDroid

          The incompatibilities will get resolved quickly. For now just enjoy what does work and be amazed that you have a device that is running official 4.1.

          Just think about how many are out there that don’t have Jellybean and then think about how long it will take for them to even get it… 🙂

          • shooter50

            or you could more logically think about how many people could care less about JB. I mean look at the millions who bought a Kindle Fire, and who knows WTH that is running. All these new updates and JB is still jittery on the most simple task like reading Pulse

          • KleenDroid

            I understand you just want the device to just work. But if you don’t want the newest software a Nexus tablet might not be the right choice. I am sure game incompatibilities with Jellybean won’t last long.

  • ApplesNAndroids

    Mines only an 8GB which I’m more than fine with. I’ve loaded dozens of games on it already and still have around 5GB left. Everything of mine is on the cloud and my rooted Galaxy SIII is just a pocket away if I need to access any of it.

  • Bets on how long till it is on backorder again?

  • enigmaco

    I want it for school, be good to have an awesome tablet and less books to carry around win win for me.

    • JoshGroff

      Might want to get a Bluetooth keyboard if you intend to take notes with it, but it’s definitely worth getting. Also, I’ve heard that Barnes and Noble has some college text books in e-book form. I’ll have to look into it later.

      • enigmaco

        That is true about the keyboard forgot about barnes and noble thanks for reminding me, I was just going to download the kindle app and use that.

        • JoshGroff

          Might as well compare prices between the two. I doubt there will be much of a difference if any though.

      • Butters619

        I tried e-book textbooks once and I just couldn’t do it. Being able to flip back and forth through the textbook was just so much easier. (or being able to hold the pages so I could see content from two areas of the book at once)

        • enigmaco

          I was thinking about that, but if it saves me from carrying around books the size of phone books I will sacrifice I am going into network administrations and my books are not small.

          • Butters619

            I graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering and yeah books weren’t really that small. Try it out. I found for business classes e-books weren’t bad, but for engineering it just didn’t fly. A big physical book was always a better option (although a much heavier option)

          • MKader17

            Most classes don’t require the book in class. So the only time you lug it around it to go study somewhere

        • JoshGroff

          I prefer a solid textbook, but if it saves a decent amount of money, I will go for an e-book.

          • Butters619

            I never found e-books much cheaper. It was usually around the price of the used physical textbook and I’ll go with a used book. Often times it was actually more expensive than getting a used physical textbook on Amazon.

        • MKader17

          x2 for me. except this one history class I took in the summer. I bought the ebook for $20 and was able to search for information in the book. Cut my time to do assignments in half.

          Other than that though I have to have a real book. equations in the front , bookmarking pages, no screen timeout, no distracting apps. Ability to push it around, throw it etc.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Waiting for the Google folks to email me to send my Nexus 7 Back for this screen thing… all my screws seemed to be fine. I just want it replaced now… THEN I’ll be happy.

    • ddevito

      they won’t email you, they’ll just send it. And by email I mean shipping notification. They only sent me an emali confirming the replacement

    • Jerrod

      had mine replaced already for the screen lift issue… the new one has the SAME issue AND the screen flickers…. sending it back for a refund, and won’t bother getting a third…

    • FWIW: I contacted Google on Saturday July 21st about my screen issue (called their support line) Spoke with a guy who said they are doing Advanced RMA’s on this issue and I should hear back within 3 business days. Got an email on July 24th with the return shipping label and the option to do an advanced RMA with a credit card hold. “Purchased” the replacement device the same day and got my replacement on Friday the 27th. No screen lifting issues on my new one and I’m shipping the defective one back today.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        PErfect… glad to see some good news about tthis…. I mean I was really holding off because I use the thing all the damn time . . . but now it’s just annoying. So I’m looking forward to the replacement

  • TheWenger

    Let’s hope Gamestop has some more in stock. I still can’t return mine for a new one becaues they don’t have any.

  • JoeVI

    Have all the defects been worked out? Or is Google still shipping defective devices?

    • Liderc

      No, they’ve started shipping Ipads instead thankfully. You get charged $599, but it’s SO much better.

      • matt

        Good one 🙂

      • JoshGroff

        Most people missed the sarcasm.

        • Liderc

          lol, they totally missed the sarcasm. Hilarious.

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    • JoshGroff

      I just picked one up from Staples last week, everything seems to be fine so far. *knock on wood*

    • ddevito

      I’m happy I ordered a replacement. I did fix the screen lift (with the fix posted everywhere), but it still creaked like hell.

      My new one came late last week and is 1000% sturdier.

      • cb2000a

        The one we got last week has no issues.

    • Jerrod

      apparently the defects aren’t worked out, they will just send you another one with the same problems, or more! My replacement had the same issue, but also now has screen flicker…

  • John

    Oh hell yes!!