The Google Nexus 7 has been taken down from the Google Store, the device’s official product page now shows a notice saying “the Nexus 7 is no longer available for purchase”. The Nexus 5 and Nexus 10 were also recently removed from the Play Store, meaning the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are the only smartphone and tablet available from Google.
Made by Asus, the Nexus 7 came in two variants. The original Nexus 7 made its debut back in July 2012 which features a 720p display, running on a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 Nvidia Tegra 3 processor paired with 1GB of RAM. There is only a 1.2MP camera on the rear of the device with a non-removable 4,325mAh battery. Of course, there was also the cellular version of the device with 3G capabilities – the Nexus 7C.
Then, a year later, a refreshed edition with bumped up specifications was released – the 2013 version of the Nexus 7. It has the same 7-inch screen size but has full HD instead. The processor is also faster with a quad-core 1.5GHz Krait Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. It also has a 5MP rear shooter with a 1.2MP camera front snapper. To power the device, it has a slightly smaller 3,950mAh battery which is also non-removable.
For now, it might be hard for the user to obtain a brand new unit, as they are scarce to non-existent. Besides that, the only way to get a Nexus 7 is to buy a used unit from online sellers.