What a long, strange trip the Nexus 7 dock has had on its way through the Google Play Store. We got our first look at the dock back in December, already five months since the tablet itself became available, and then it took the dock all the way until early March before Google started hawking them itself. The dock’s been in the Google Play Store for only three months, and now it already looks like Google could be giving it the boot.
If you check the Play Store today, you’ll see the Nexus 7 dock marked as “not available in your country.” Furthermore, it doesn’t show up in the list of accessories displayed on the tablet’s page.
So, what should we make of all this? The less interesting explanations might be along the lines of Google simply not selling enough of these docks to be worth its while, and decided not to re-up when stocks ran down. On the other hand, we’ve been talking about the possibility of a new Nexus 7 on-and-off, and we could understand the argument that winding-down the sales of first-gen Nexus 7 gear could precede the arrival of a new version.
That may be reading a bit too much into things, however, and we could be looking for drama where there really is none. What do you think: innocent enough, or sign of a new Nexus 7?