It looks like Google and ASUS have managed to create a massive hit in the form of the Nexus 7. It’s not every day you hear about an Android device being sold out but that seems to be the case with the Nexus 7. According to reports online, the UK Google Play Store lists the 16GB Nexus 7 as out of stock and doesn’t even let you order the tablet. In fact, the most you can do is register to be informed when new stock arrives. Ebuyer, an online retailer that sold the first batch of Nexus 7 tablets in the UK, claims that it’ll be August 10th before they get more stock.
The US Google Play Store seems to be doing fine, with tablets available for purchase and shipping out in 1-2 weeks so I guess Google didn’t expect it to do so well out of the country. I guess it’s good news for Google to see its Android tablet doing so well in this iPad-dominated market. After the large number of unsuccessful Android tablets that have been released in the past, it looks like the platform might stand a chance after all.