While those of you with outstanding Nexus 7 pre-orders are waiting around for emails telling you your product is on the way, retail outlets like Gamestop are sitting on their own inventory. The problem here is that they can’t sell them, as this internal memo from a local Gamestop location shows the “street date for the Google Nexus 7 is to be determined.” So who are we waiting on to give the go-ahead? Why Google of course and their “go” order to begin sales.
Word is that Google has asked 3rd party retailers to hold off on sales until folks receive their pre-orders from the Google Play Store. Honestly, that’s very noble of Google and we’re pretty happy to see they don’t want us disappointed with our Google Play shopping experience. Still, we can’t help but think that in order for this tablet to quickly take the top Android tablet crown, it should be released to the masses asap, pre-orders be damned.
The good news is that no matter where you pick up your Nexus 7, the $25 Google Play Store credit applies. That’s got to count for something.