Google Play may be the place to go for getting your first shot at buying new Nexus hardware, but it can really drag its feet when it comes to selling accessories alongside their host devices. It took until last month for Google to start offering the Nexus 4′s wireless charger, but that actually showed up in a relative hurry compared to the accessory we’re talking about today. We’ve been hearing third-party retailers talk about the Nexus 7 dock for a few months now, and now Google has finally gotten around to joining them, adding the $30 dock to its Google Play offerings.
Last night, Google made the Nexus 7 dock available to Play Store customers in AU, CA, DE, JP, US, and the UK. In what’s becoming an unfortunate trend, it looks like Google’s stocks were insufficient, as in the US, at least, the dock is already sold out.
For those of you who were able to score one, the dock is pretty basic as far as docks go, only serving to charge the tablet and provide a connection to external speakers. Still, it’s got a nice, simple design, with prominent Nexus logo up front, so if there’s a place for one on your desk, keep your eyes on the Google Play Store for its eventual return.