Google halts orders for 16GB Nexus 7 as demand exceeds supply

23 Jul 2012

Google's Nexus 7 tablet computer

Google’s 16GB US$249 Nexus 7 tablet computer has sold out and the company has decided to stop taking orders for the time being.

The 7-inch Android Jelly Bean device, which was launched at the recent I/O Google conference, has a 1,280 x 800 HD display, is powered by a Tegra 3 quad core CPU and a 12-core GPU.

It comes with a front-facing camera, as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity and is capable of nine hours of video playback.

The device went on sale in the US and UK last week.

Google has stopped taking orders for the 16GB but is understood to be still taking orders for the 8GB version.

The device also sold out in stores like GameStop, Kmart and Best Buy, as well as Tesco in the UK.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years