Update: It looks like the HSPA+ connected Nexus 7 is back in stock at the Play Store, at least for now. Those of you still hoping to get your hands on one would be well advised to claim yours now.

If the newly-released Nexus devices were people, then what we've been seeing is nothing short of that Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel Cameron can't wait for. Both versions of the Nexus 4 have already dropped like flies, as well as the 32GB Nexus 10. Now, the 3G-connected version of the Nexus 7 is also sold out. Not too shabby.


At this point, the only new Nexus product on the Play Store that's still in stock is the 16GB Nexus 10 (as well as both the 16GB and 32GB WiFi Nexus 7s, but those aren't really all that new). Of course, it's impossible to tell what this means for the commercial success of these devices. Is it sheer volume of demand that's causing the shortage, or did Google simply not order that many for sale on its storefront? Either way, it can only be a good sign for Android lovers that these things are a hit with consumers. We'll just be waiting to see how much of a hit. Oh, and we'll also be waiting for them to come back in stock. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh.

Source: Play Store

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • http://twitter.com/ericcamil Eric Camil Jr

    Waiting on more so I can order my Nexus 4 and a Nexus 10 32gb. Come on GOOGLE!

  • JG

    I'm hoping that Google follows their Nexus 7 precedent & very shortly releases a N4 and 10 with larger storage options.... We've already seen a leak ad suggesting there is a 64GB N10 in the wings... Maybe release a 3G variant as well.... And maybe a 32 or even better, 64GB N4...

    Hopefully there will be a smaller crowd (since everyone has already gone crazy now) & I can swoop in & get a $400 64GB N4 without having to be on within 4 min of it going live...

    • Charly Brown

      A nexus 4 64gb would probably cost $449..

      • http://twitter.com/CDeviant Conventional Deviant

        Not if they pull the 8GB like the Nexus 7.
        But I really doubt that they would release a 64GB Nexus device anytime too soon.

      • JG

        Like @twitter-480219111:disqus said.... I was picturing Google doing like they did with the N7. When I got my 16GB it was $250. But now the 32GB version is $250. Then the 8GB could either be discontinued like the N7, or dropped down to $250, and if they made a 64GB version, it becomes 400. But I'd assume, if they went $400 and $450, both would probably still sell well....

  • cy_n_ic

    Im gonna get rich selling replacement f5's on ebay lolz

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Susan-Martin/100003697994211 Susan Martin

    What it means is, the 5 or 6 of the units they had available were snapped up quickly... LoL

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  • Wurzel

    What? The Nexus 10 16GB is still available and the Nexus 7 3G just sold out now?
    Here in Germany both variants of the Nexus 10 were sold out within an hour and the Nexus 7 3G within 3 hours.

  • http://twitter.com/WoodroweBones Woodrowe Bones

    Hmmm I thought that Canada/US saw the same store. According to the Play Store here (Canada) both the 16 and 32GB versions of the N10 have been sold out for over a day now (the 16 went very shortly after the 32)

    • UniBroW

      As of right now, the N10 16 gig is available in the US.

  • Al McDowall

    "Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel Cameron can't wait for..."

    Um...so that would be the Nexus Chainsaw Massacre?


    • Cherokee4Life

      that is actually a little funny

    • http://twitter.com/homncruse Aaron Burke

      I approve.

    • eccles11

      I would have also gone for "nexus playstore massacre"

      • Al McDowall

        OH! Very well played!!

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    I feel like this is a silly idea, but I'm going to say it anyway. Does anybody wonder if Google's goal is to create the impression that Nexus devices are sooooo in demand so that other OEMs will release devices more consistent with the Nexus line? Everybody has already suggested the reason is just to get the media attention (possibly to anger the Apple fans), but I feel that the goal might have something to do with reigning in their other partners with a demonstration of popularity for going a bit closer to stock (and people knowing that they will get fast updates for the next 2 years).

    • joracar

      It's a tough balance. It's normal to create a sense of scarcity to drive demand, but they'll eventually release sales numbers so if they go too far that direction it will make them look bad. We're probably not talking iPhone 5 or Galaxy S III sales numbers here, but I suspect they're still selling a very respectable quantity.

      • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

        I agree with you, except I think the numbers are extremely low. Artem joked the other day that it was 100k units, and I think he kinda hit the mark. In no country did the N4 (either size) last even 60 minutes.

        I also doubt they will release real sales figures. The only figures we got for the Nexus 7 came from an off the cuff remark the CEO of ASUS made, Google never said anything more. I don't know if LG ever releases figures publicly.

        • http://www.facebook.com/andresdroid Andres Schmois

          If we ever do find out that it's true, I'd lose major respect for Google.

          • dcchambers

            All companies create a sense of scarcity and demand. It makes the product seem sexy. Marketing 101. Why hate on Google for that?

          • http://www.facebook.com/andresdroid Andres Schmois

            Because Google is not all companies...

          • Matthew Fry

            It's less likely deliberate, and more likely a beneficial side effect. They can only produce so many units without gauging demand (especially if the N4 is at a loss) and to keep things fair they probably had separate pools for the different international markets.

          • dcchambers

            All companies create a sense of scarcity and demand. It makes the product seem sexy. Marketing 101. Why hate on Google for that?

        • eccles11

          Considering it managed to break their servers, Id like to think it was a lot of units, else Google not only restricted supply but purposely allocated so little bandwidth to the play store in order to frustrate people and make it seem busy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/blessstudio Jeffrey Patrick

      Make sense. After all, Google can always sell this product almost at Cost.
      Hardware manufacturer can't afford not to have margin. So Google Play will be very appealing to many Worldwide.

  • alpain

    Not sold out in Canada yet!!!

  • http://www.geekchoice.com Dagmar Schneitz

    If it can help me when I walk while using GPS to get me where I want to go, then it's well worth it.

  • FrillArtist

    They are simply faking a scarcity just to drive demand and media hype up. Other companies do it though.

  • Russell Waterson

    Is the next round of stock for the N4 and N10 going to sell out as fast do we reckon? I can't remember what happened with nexus 7.

  • Kindroid

    This is one time I don't believe there is a conspiracy to limit availability. Google makes money on these things by them being in peoples hands using Google search related products. Secondly...word of mouth of users of the Nexus 7 has continued to propel its sales. Same will be true of the rest of Google Nexus lineup.

  • Matthew Fry

    The 16GB N10 still being in stock is strange to me. I got the 16 because, while I'd really like the extra space, $6.25/GB is not my idea of a good deal. I feel like others would think similarly.

    Maybe they made more of the 16 because they anticipated that though...

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000003999549 Mike Harris

      I don't disagree with your argument (that is a high $/GB ratio) but I've been checking the N10 page almost every day and I'm really hesitant to "settle" on the 16GB version because there's no SD card slot. $6.25/GB is high, but since there's no way of expanding your storage, there is no alternative.

      I have no idea if my way of thinking is unique or not, but I imagine if the storage was an SD card and the only difference was the size of that SD card, but versions would be sold out. I know I would have bought the 16GB, since I could just get a new SD card at any time.

  • http://twitter.com/kernodle H. Kernodle

    The plural of Nexus is Nexuses.

  • The Daily Informant

    Now we play the waiting game.

  • Thx84

    we will figure this out once the new distribution figures come out. Is it every quarter or every month?