By Johnny Wills | Jul 31, 2012 03:27 PM EDT
After two weeks of disappearing from shelves since its launch day, the 16GB version of the Nexus 7 tablet is finally back in stock at Google Play Store.
Google resumed selling the 16GB version of Nexus 7 on Monday through its Play Store for $249. The Internet search giant highlighted a shipping date of 3-5 business days. The 8GB version of the Nexus tablet is also in stock with expected delivery within 3-5 business days.
"We know you've been waiting patiently to get the new Nexus 7 (16GB) tablet. Good news! It's back in stock on Google Play and we want to make sure you heard about it first," said Google.
Google U.S., Google Canada and Google UK - all have the tablet back in stock. The company is also offering some free add-ons with the tablet for a limited period. On every Nexus 7 purchase, buyers receive a free $25 Google Play credit for buying apps, movie rentals, e-books, and music at the online store. For UK customers, the free Google Play credit is worth £15.
The Nexus 7 tablet has been a resounding success for the search giant. The popularity of the Nexus 7 tablet led to stock crisis across retailers worldwide. Even the official covers for the tablet were hard to come by. At the moment, several stores including GameStop, Andorama, and Sam's Club list the tablet as sold out, backordered, or out of stock. Meanwhile, Staples U.S. and Office Depot carry Nexus 7 (16GB) as in-stores special purchases.
From the Nexus 7 blackout, it appears that Google failed to estimate the market demand for its products. Nevertheless, the tablet is back in stock at the Play Store. It will soon return to third-party retailers too. We hope that you will receive your order by the end of this week.
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