Google's stock woes continue into the new year, with Nexus devices in short supply for the official Android hardware vendor. After a brief restock earlier this month, both the 16GB and 32GB versions of the Nexus 10 tablet are completely sold out in the United States Play Store. There's no way to know when more stock will be available, though we wouldn't blame you for hanging on to your hard-earned cash for a new Nexus device at Google I/O. In May.


If you've got your hearts set on the drool-inducing Samsung tablet, don't give up hope: there's always retail outlets. Wal-Mart stores in the United States in particular seem to have sporadic stock of the $500 32GB model. And if you really want to give your wallet a beating, you can try your local secondary marketplaces. Regional Nexus hunters and international readers, feel free to share your woes (or successes) in the comments section.

Update 1/21/13 11pm PST: After about a day and a half of being sold out, both variants are back in stock.

Google Play: Nexus 10 16GB - Nexus 10 32GB

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • defred34

    When will this come to Asia?

  • jdomann

    Thank goodness I bought mine 2 weeks ago. And loving it!

    • FrillArtist

      You just want to keep bragging. How many times have you told us now? 4, 5 times? We get it. You got one.

      • jdomann

        I'm pretty sure this is my first time mentioning it. Though you really should go consult a doctor about that stick up your ass.

  • lagnis

    Maybe they pulled stock for quality control issues related to light bleed. Or maybe so many people are sending units back on RMA that they are out of stock due to needing to replace all the defective units.

    • Anfronie

      this was my thought exactly....I hope they come out with a refresh soon so I don't have to gamble on this current model

    • rxbot

      Not to mention all the RMAs due to the random reboots.

  • http://twitter.com/soy_titooo Tito


  • John

    Google is doing a great job destroying its reputation internationally

    • master94

      How so, this model is outdated and is set to be replaced soon, if they didnt remove it than people would buy it and be angry when the new Nexus 10 with Quad core 8 GPU comes out and feel cheated out of their money

      • John

        In some countries Nexus 10 was only available for one week. And google keeps saying "check back soon for new stock". So they will launch a new product again for one week? Even if they announce a new Nexus in May it will take them 6 month to get the stock if we consider present stock fiasco (internationally)

  • Dave Sleep

    Sold out in the US, aww too bad. It never went back on sale in Canada.

  • power_pizza

    I wonder when it will go back on sale in Canada. Have been waiting for it to be available since the first run sold out.

  • Tony Byatt
    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Saw this a few days ago. There wasn't enough substance to post, IMO, so I skipped it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

        Even if its real (which it likely is) its going to be a while from market, most likely fall. That is the "problem" with android. Everyone is always releasing the next big thing. I'm just glad i got a Nexus so when the next big thing is software i can be up to date. Hardware wise its a losing battle, there will be something nicer coming out right after the Nexus refresh.

  • McLean Riley

    I'm thinking that they may have pulled stock to update the cpu and gpu. If this is the case I will hopefully still be within my return policy. Some reports are talking about a quad core processor with an octocore gpu... Would be dope. If I can swap haha.

  • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

    I got mine earlier, probably in the first or second run, at Sams Club of all places. I love it. Its hot a hint of visible bleed on max brightness but so does my step-mom's ipad 2. Every LCD screen has it if you look hard enough.

    Im glad i got in on it but I would still love accessories. Specifically a dock to use those pogo pins and that flip clover. The Poetic case is nice but doubles the thickness and weight of a device that is a pleasure to hold bare.

  • http://twitter.com/TKfromCLE Terry Kessler

    Wow. This Nexus shortage is getting to be obnoxious. All I know is that I've got an extra $800 coming in next week and I'm ready to buy two Nexus 4 phones!!

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Aaaand they're both back.

  • Tam Peppiatt

    I'm in the UK and have been waiting and waiting, got the app to alert when back in stock and nothing. I am moving over and losing all my apps for my iPad to go to the Nexus and my patience is really running thin! Can anyone tell me why the hell there is just no communication about stock shortages or anything? I was looking forward to my Nexus but may have to go back to Apple :-(