If you've ordered the 2013 Nexus 7 model from Best Buy, check your email - at least one Android Police staff member has received confirmation that the new tablet is ready for in-store pickup. Twitter was alight last night and this morning with some retail customers who managed to snag one off the shelves as well. Both 16GB and 32GB models are apparently being sold freely at at least some brick-and-mortar locations, at the standard $229 and $269 prices.


The Verge reports that at least one Wal-Mart store in Monroe, New York is selling retail units, and Amazon is offering 2-day shipping for July 30th, 1-day shipping for July 29th, and Saturday shipping for tomorrow, July 27th. (Here's the 16GB listing and the 32GB; it's a bit hard to find using the search feature.) Not bad at all, especially i f you're already an Amazon Prime subscriber. If you can't find a tablet at Best Buy or Wal-Mart, Staples might be worth a look as well. Neither of the new Nexus 7 tablets is available for order or pre-order on the U.S. Google Play Store at the moment.


Tally ho, Android tablet buyers. Unfortunately there's still no official date for that nifty triple-carrier Nexus 7 LTE, which is currently occupying a $350 hole in my budget for August. We're expecting to hear more details about the LTE release plans within the next two weeks.

Source: The Verge - Thanks, Siva!

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.
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    • bozs13

      Thank you. Was having a hard time finding it myself.

      • kindrudekid

        you are welcome, ordered it, will get it on tuesday, co-incidently available tomorrow with saturday shipping

        • bozs13

          same here, sold the old one the day of the announcement ;)

      • s_bomb

        Yea, why are they making it so difficult? I can't get it to turn up with any search until getting the EXACT product title thanks to kindrudekid's link.

    • Brian D

      I rarely reply to comments. Thank you for providing the link.

    • Jeremiah Rice

      Many thanks. Added to the story.

    • iamnotfan

      In amazon NOW in stock

  • s_bomb

    Available for pick-up now in about 75% of the Best Buy stores in the Washington DC area! So glad I didn't preorder for shipping, I will have mine in hand within hours.

  • Steve Freeman

    Figures...I see this AFTER I order mine this morning for express shipping. /sigh

  • men5078

    Just ordered mine! Gonna pick it up when I get home from work!

  • varun

    I just picked up mine from BB. With the $25 statement credit for $250+ from Amex, it worked out to about $260 for me. Cheaper, faster = better. Now, where's the recovery? :)

    • Tom Henriksen

      Does it support OTG cables and Nexus Media Importer?

      • varun

        Apologies, but I don't have an OTG cable. I've been using EyeFi as my default camera transfer methodology for years, so I've not needed it. I was under the impression one needed root, though, and I've tried pushing SuperSU 1.43 to it using just the stock recovery's sideload and been told that the package isn't signed in a valid way. I can't seem to find a way to turn off signature verification for the stock recovery, though :-/

      • Steve Freeman

        OTG cable support at least usually has to be enabled in the kernel. So once custom kernels start coming out for it, you'll probably see support for OTG cables.

      • Tom Henriksen


        I have a stock gen1 Nexus 7 and OTG works with Nexus Media Importer.


    • Derrick Hodges

      How are the speakers volume compared to the first version?

      • varun

        Modestly louder. I think this is mainly due to two speakers being on the edge rather than in the middle and therefore facing down.

      • KingRando

        Sooooo much louder and clearer. Even though the speakers are where you hold the tablet, you still hear it better than the 1st gen.

    • xnifex

      doesn't bb have a restocking fee?

    • The Seventh Son

      What $25 statement credit from Amex for $250+? First i'm hearing of this, I have a Rewards Gold Preferred card and a Platinum card, would love to know more about this.

  • Eom

    hmm. pick it up at best buy for 18 dollars tax, or Amazon Saturday delivery for $8?

    • Chris

      sucks to be you. Thats why I love Oregon,

    • Justin W

      I did Saturday delivery, but mainly because no tax and still get it for the weekend. I'll get it tomorrow morning and still be able to play with both it and my Chromecast all weekend :)

  • KingRando

    Just placed a pick up order at Best Buy and I'll be picking it up on lunch. I had to pay tax so I also placed an order on Amazon tax free. When the Amazon order comes on Tuesday I'll return it to Best Buy. Saved $20 and I get the tablet today.

    Yeah, I'm a cheapass

    • s_bomb

      Fellow cheapass here ;) following your lead right now, good thinking. I have to go back to Best Buy next week to pick up my Chromecast anyway.

    • remister

      To have this type of thinking, you still have to shell out $600 at first :). So not cheap, just smart!

      • Justin W

        Correction: You just have to have Somewhere around a $600 credit line.

        • KingRando


    • xnifex

      ha I just realized that my question about the restocking fee went to the wrong person. oh well, at least you still answered. thanks! I just ordered from newegg so may do what you did.

  • angel_spain

    Are you guys on AP going to do an extensive review of the new Nexus 7? Your review of the Nexus 10 was awesome, so I would like to see something similar with the new Nexus 7.

    • Jeremiah Rice

      Absolutely. We're not going to turn it around in a couple of days, either. Ahem.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Shot fired!

        • Guest

          Someone's on the verge.....

  • Kenny O

    I just went and got one from Best Buy, at first the rep told me it was not available until 7/30 and that the didn't even had them in stock. I showed him that the website said they were available, he then looked in the computer and saw that he was allowed to sell them. He went to the back and grabbed one for me.

  • Harish

    32 gb amazon link. Too bad couldn't ship it to singapore.


  • Twilightlicous

    I don't get paid for another week so its irrelevant to me! :P

  • Kaushal

    The 32GB from amazon needs to be fixed: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DVFLJKQ

  • xnifex
  • Brandon Sherman

    I just ordered through Amazon with same day shipping for an additional $4. Going this route I come out ahead of picking one up today at a local Best Buy because brick and mortar stores in Arizona collect city, county, and state tax where Amazon only collects state tax. $288 and I will have it today. I can't wait to get home from work tonight to play with it.

  • wideopn11

    Hands down the best source for Android news and information.
    Lucky for me I live 5 minutes from my local Best Buy. Just picked up a 32GB! Only a few left in stock. They guy said they were selling fast...already sold out of the Chromecast. Thanks AP!!!

  • mldi

    I received an email this morning from Best Buy saying that the launch date changed to the 26th. Mine was shipped out about 10 minutes ago.

  • Michael Montanez

    Got an email from Best buy today that my tablet has shipped today! I am a happy camper!

  • Jaime

    32 Gb link is not working...

  • andyr354

    Well crap. I resisted this urge well.... not.

    Amazon 16gb on the way, be here Monday. I just don't like Bestbuy even though a store an our away has one in stock.

    I had $116 in store cash back credit at Amazon and a prime account to the single day shipping and all it was only $122.07, not bad.

    Now to get old trusty up on eBay.

  • Kevin Mirsky

    Just ordered mine and picked it up at Bestbuy with no issues! Thanks Android Police!

  • tekmonkey

    Ordered 32GB from Amazon with Prime. My local BB has them but I can wait a few more days to save $25 in tax. Ive been waiting for the new N7 but hopefully the new one doesn't have issues like the first couple of batches the original N7 had. Guess ill be an early adopter.

    • MeCampbell30

      Yep. I had one with memory problems. Too bad because I really wanted to love that device.

  • animejay

    Boom! Got it for Monday. Now all I have to do is wait all weekend...

    • daniel sutton

      go to walmart and cancel the wait

      • xnifex

        lol especially since walmart will take anything back.

  • kdietze3
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  • mhoff226

    Ordered online(today) from BB and picked up at the store(Lancaster, PA) today. They're not on the shelves, and if you pre-ordered they won't let you pick up at the store unless you cancel the order and place a new one.

  • clkoontz3

    Got both a 16 and 32gb for the wife and I at Best buy..... No pre-order required!!

  • The Seventh Son

    How are you guys getting them from Best Buy?? I pre-ordered one on Tuesday and have gone in to the store 3 days straight now but they keep saying that the street date is 7/30 so they're not available to sell even though there are a pile of them sitting in the back..

  • GigaCode

    Canceled bestbuy ordered and reordered on amazon Saturday shipping :D

  • Guest

    Tigerdirect.com is selling N7s too, just got the email.

  • Sorian
  • Clive Viagas

    Just ordered the 32gig version via Amazon and getting it via myus.com to Gibraltar, Europe :)

  • Adam Intinarelli

    Got mine(:

  • mutelight

    Picked mine up during lunch today. Unfortunately I cannot find a video player that likes 4.3. :(

  • Jonathan Danna

    I've got one in my hands now, had it since noon this morning from Best Buy. 32 gig wi-fi.

  • Brett Beeching

    Picked mine up from Best Buy, but my wife had to talk to the manager first. The sales associate didn't want to let her buy it.

  • mrjayviper

    another US-only launch. disappointing

  • iamnotfan

    In amazon NOW in stock