If you’ve been waiting patiently for your Nexus 7 tablet to arrive, your wait is almost up. Google’s hotly anticipated device will ship by Thursday to most U.S. customers who preordered, unless you ordered accessories with the tablet.
The Google Nexus 7 is a stunning 7-inch tablet that re-writes the rules on what a $200 slate should be. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, has access to the Google Play store, and features a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 1,280-by-800 display. It could be disruptive to the iPad’s total dominance, so much that Apple is reportedly working on a 7.85-inch “iPad mini.”
Those in the U.S. who preordered the 8GB or 16GB Nexus 7 without accessories will receive the unit by end-of-day Thursday. If you have accessories, expect your tablet to arrive by the end of this week, but your accessories might ship later. Standalone 16GB Nexus 7s that were not preorders will arrive by the end of next week.
On its Nexus 7 shipping help page, Google clarifies shipping estimates for the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Australia:
In the US:
We’ve shipped all standalone Nexus 7 8GB orders (e.g.: those without a case, charger or Nexus Q). By the end of day on July 19 (PDT), we will have shipped all standalone Nexus 7 16GB orders placed through July 11 (PDT), and upgraded these orders to overnight shipping. We will process the remaining standalone Nexus 7 16GB orders by the end of next week with overnight shipping.
If you ordered your tablet with a case, charger or Nexus Q, your Nexus 7 will ship this week with overnight shipping, in some cases ahead of the rest of your order. But don’t worry, the rest of your order will be on its way soon.
We’ve shipped all Nexus 7 8GB orders. We are in the process of shipping Nexus 7 16GB orders and will ship them in 1-2 weeks.
In the UK:
All Nexus 7 8GB orders will ship by July 20 (BST). All Nexus 7 16GB orders placed through June 30 (BST), will ship by July 20 (BST). The remaining Nexus 7 16GB orders will ship next week.
All Nexus 7 8GB and Nexus 7 16GB orders will be fulfilled by the end of day on July 19 (AEST) and will arrive in 3-5 days.