Google Runs Out Of 16GB Nexus 7 Tablets, Still Launches Ad Campaign

Brad Chacos

Ah, irony. Google really wants the Nexus 7 tablet to sell well, so it's gone ahead and created a commercial showing off a bunch of the nifty things the tiny little Wi-Fi tablet can do. The goal of advertising is to raise awareness and drive sales, of course, but if anybody sees the ad and ventures over to the Google Play store to pick up a Nexus 7, they'll be greeted with a "Coming Soon" sign -- at least if they want the $250 16GB version .

Online demand for the 16GB version has far exceeded Google's estimates, the Guardian reports , and the company has sold through its entire stockpile. Apparently, the company expected online buyers to believe in Google's vision of the connected cloud and opt for the cheaper 8GB version. That hasn't happened; the 8GB Nexus 7 is still available and will show up on your doorstep in 3 to 5 business days.

Apparently, people actually paid attention and noted that the Nexus tablets lack an SD card slot or any type of upgradability path. The wonder! All versions of the tablet have also been getting more difficult to find at physical retailers such as GameSpot and Staples, as well.

While you're waiting for the 16GB Nexus tablets to show up in stock, feel free to check out the Nexus tablet ad embedded below.

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