24
Jul
allgoodthings

The Nexus 7 has been a solid little workhorse, but now that the next generation is in, it's time to put it out to pasture. The original Nexus tablet is no longer available for purchase in the U.S. This is just a bit surprising - I had expected Google to try and get the last bit of stock out with a closeout sale. The various pages for the 16GB and 32GB models plus the AT&T and T-Mobile 3G versions are still up, but there's no option to buy. Even the official ASUS dock is gone.

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Of course, there are more than a few tablet users who aren't planning to upgrade, including yours truly. Don't worry, Google has already posted the updated Android 4.3 factory images for the OG Nexus 7 (among other Nexus tablets and phones) and over-the-air updates are sure to keep coming. Based on the fact that the Galaxy Nexus models (originally released with Android 4.0) are still being updated, I'd venture the opinion that the Nexus 7 has at least two more major Android revisions left before Google ends software support.

The new Nexus 7 is pretty alluring, thanks to a full HD screen, 2GB of RAM, and some very impressive LTE options. But if you're hunting for a deal, I'll bet that various online and brick-and-mortar stores will have the original one on clearance over the next month or so. As for the rest of you: pour a little out for the first official Nexus tablet.

Google Play Store - Nexus 7 (2012) 16GB

Google Play Store - Nexus 7 (2012) 32GB

Google Play Store - Nexus 7 (2012) 32GB 3G AT&T

Google Play Store - Nexus 7 (2012) 32GB 3G T-Mobile

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.
  • Jordan Khoviteri-Zadeh

    It's still available for purchase, here in Second Class Citizensville.

  • mpaliulis

    If you really want one I'll sell you mine..

  • YBinnenweg

    All good things ... I understood that reference :D
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pBo-GL9SRg

    • Jeremiah Rice

      Swinganamiss.

    • Steve Freeman

      Yeah, no. Think more the last episode of Star Trek:TNG, less crappy singer.

      • Shawn Cheever

        I thought the Enterprise in the thumbnail would've given it away lol

  • Raj Bhatt

    I love the ST:TNG reference haha

  • Sarath Chandra Gullapalli

    The 2012 model is still available in the Google Play Store in India. I think it'll stay until the new one is available in our country.

    • Amer Khaznadar

      Same here in France. They've just renamed it as "Nexus 7 (2012)".

  • Cory Wilson

    Not surprising, google never clearances products, when they move on to the next generation, the old model is "no longer available for sale"

    • PhilNelwyn

      They sell off the surplus outside of the US... -_-

  • Phil G

    Any chance they took it down temporarily, so that people wouldn't mistakenly order the OG N7 instead of the New kid on the block? I was hoping the price would plummet so we could get our kids their first tabs instead of playing on our old phones...

  • https://steamcommunity.com/id/m-p-3 m-p{3}

    At least it is still available in Canada, where the Nexus 7 (2013) isn't available in the Play Store so far.

  • Alain Lafond

    Wanna buy an old one. Go to the canadian Google store... As usual we are second world.... 8-(

    • Ray

      Not just Canada - Australia as well. We can still purchase the old models. No sight of the new model anywhere... in true Google style!

      • Alain Lafond

        No only Google way. It's the american way of doing things. They are the world and all others are... third world... Those that are not like them, or jealous... 8-)

  • Ryan Stuckmaier

    And now, the New Nexus 7 is no longer available in the Play Store either. Both 16GB and 32GB say "Limit Reached"

  • Mat

    We want a price drop !!! We want a price drop !!! We want a price drop !!! That's right I'm protesting. Grab your pitchforks and join me haha

  • Bone

    Unfortunately it's available in the UK and Germany, in line with the rumors of the delayed launch. This is bad news. Unnecessary really, Google wants to sell the remaining Oldxus 7 stock but it won't happen when everybody and their grandmother is waiting for the new one.

  • Simon Belmont

    I'm pretty sure the OG Nexus 7 will see official Google support for a while. Google is streamlining Android a lot and, if rumors are true, KLP is supposed to run extremely well even on mid to lower-end devices (lower RAM requirements, etc).

    To that end, I put forth my theory that the Galaxy Nexus will, AT LEAST, see KLP as well. It will be Google's way of showing its older Nexus phone can handle the newer version of Android due to all of the performance improvements (also, the Nexus S made a major version jump from Android 2.3 to Android 4.0/4.1, so it's not too much of a stretch to believe that the Galaxy Nexus could make the jump from Android 4.3 to Android 5.0).