Now that we’ve gone ahead and reviewed the Nexus 7 tablet from Google and ASUS, you hopefully have all the information you need to make your decision about whether or not to pick one up for yourself. If you decide to take the plunge, just when could you hope to see your new tablet arrive? Google’s been saying “mid-July”, but surely we can do a little better than that, right?
Several third-party retailers in the UK are taking pre-orders for the Nexus 7, claiming a ship date of July 19. Supposedly, ASUS itself has been singing a similar tune, but claiming that the first shipments will proceed on July 20, instead. While that would fit with the mid-July ETA that Google’s been promising, it’s right at the tail end of the two-to-three weeks displayed on the Google Play site.
Of course, it’s conceivable that direct orders would get a head start over those placed through retailers, but that’s just speculation for the moment. Those retailers should have stocks ready for sales in stores themselves beginning July 27.
In the US, Game Stop is taking pre-orders for the Nexus 7, but claiming a release date that’s not until July 31. While that may reflect actual availability, it sounds almost like a worst-case bet that just covers all of July; we wouldn’t be surprised to see it move that date up, once Google confirms launch details.
Source: PC Advisor