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16GB version of Nexus 7 available again
The 16-gigabyte version of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet is back on the Google Play store, after a week during which it was unavailable, Google said.
Google Play said it will take three to five business days to deliver the $249 16-gigabyte version that was temporarily unavailable on the site and in many retail stores in the United States, Computerworld reported Wednesday.
A number of retailers had reported trouble meeting the unexpectedly high demand for the larger-capacity Nexus 7 almost from the start of sales.
The 8-gigabyte version, at $199, has been available on Google Play since the Nexus tablet went on sale July 13.
When the Nexus 7 was released, the tablet “experienced a jump in [Web] usage that has not been seen outside of the iPad,” Gabe Donnini, a data solutions engineer for Chitika Insights, said.
Google’s restock of the 16 GB version didn’t come as a surprise, he said.
“The company was expending a lot of effort into making sure that they could meet consumer demand,” he said. “The shortage was never projected to be a long-term issue.”
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