It seems very clear to us that a lot of you are still pulling your hair out over the shipping situation regarding Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet. The launch hasn’t really gone as smooth as Google would have liked, with consumers who even pre-ordered early yet to receive shipping notifications from the company.
The pleasing news, is that Google has now responded to the global shipping issues and have detailed a lengthy statement providing some much needed clarity and more importantly – some revised dates for when you can expect to receive your new 7-inch tablet.
We’re amazed frankly reading through all of your comments here on the frequent nature of having actually paid for the device already, but still not receiving any shipping information from Google. It is turning into a PR disaster you feel and this latest statement on shipping by the company may be seen as the final straw for some.
Google has detailed new shipping dates depending on which country you are ordering from. For example, US consumers who pre-ordered the 16GB model before July 11 will now receive their tablet before the end of the day on July 19 – Thursday. If you have ordered past this date, you should expect to receive your tablet by the end of next week via overnight shipping – no set date though.
For the UK, all 8GB Nexus 7 models now have a shipping deadline of July 20. Those of you who ordered the 16GB model before June 30 should also receive the device on July 20. For all other orders, you should be getting the tablet sometime next week like US consumers.
July 13 seems to be the specific date that Google are quoting several times as a determining factor on when you’ll receive your device. Ordering before this date should see your Nexus 7 arrive very soon, but all orders after this date may face an even longer wait depending on the date you purchased.
It’s clear that Google are having big problems keeping up with the demand. If you are still waiting for your Nexus 7 to arrive, let us know if the situation has improved for you or not. You can check out the full shipping statement from Google here.