Nexus 7 16GB sold out after customers shun Google's cloud service

Customers can no longer order the 16GB Nexus 7 from the Google Play store after demand for the device surpassed the number available. 

Any orders made via Google’s online store up to 20 July will be fulfilled, but any customers who try to place an order now are left with the option only to “sign up to be notified by email”.

While the 16GB version of the Nexus 7 has sold out, the 8GB variant is still available. According to The Guardian this is largely because of Google thinking more customers would opt for the cheaper 8GB model, with its cloud service providing any additional memory storage if necessary.

However, it appears that customers would rather pay extra for the additional storage on board the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean device. 

The news that Google has run out of Nexus 7’s may not come as too much of a surprise, after Asus (the manufacturer of the device) told Pocket-lint back in June that they expected to run out of the device very quickly.

Asus is said to be working on another batch of 16GB Nexus 7’s, though it could take several weeks for these to be made available through the Google Play store.

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