But small stocks of tablets are trickling into some stores. HMV earlier on Friday announced via Twitter that 10 units of the tablet were available in its Blackpool, UK store. Some Canadian stores also announced through Twitter that the Nexus 7 tablet was in stock.
The highly anticipated tablet has already started reaching buyers who ordered the tablet as soon as it was announced in late June. The price and features attracted many buyers, and enthusiasts also ordered the tablet to get a taste of Android 4.1. At prices starting at $199, the tablet was an impulse purchase for iPad owners who want to try out Android, which has largely been unsuccessful in tablets.
The Nexus 7 has been made by Google in collaboration with Asus. The tablet weighs around 340 grams and offers battery life of up to nine hours on video playback and 300 hours on standby. The screen can display images at a 1280 by 800-pixel resolution. Additional features include a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC (near-field communication).