Sunday , April 30 2017

Nexus 7 pre-orders now shipping

According to the Google Nexus twitter feed pre-orders for the Nexus 7 tablets have begun shipping, the rhyming tweet dropped last night. They haven’t updated the Google Play entry for the Nexus 7 but this tweet is the next step and now all we need are emails from Google with Tracking numbers.

As I pre-ordered whilst the keynote was happening I was also expecting to see my shipping confirmation email from Google in my mail box this morning, however I have received nothing as yet. My Google Wallet page remains static. Let us know in the comments when you placed your order, if you’ve been charged and most importantly if you’ve received a shipping notification.

Update :
Just checked the Google Support page it has a statement on device pre-orders:
When will my preorder ship?
We’re now shipping Nexus 7 preorders. The first wave of orders are going out today and all additional preorders are scheduled to ship within the next few days. :

Once your order has shipped you’ll receive a confirmation email and tracking number. Though our agents are unable to provide a specific delivery date for individual preorders, please rest assured that our shipping team is working to fulfill all orders as quickly as possible.

Check out our range of Google Nexus 7 by Asus accessories at the Ausdroid Shop.

Source: Google Nexus Twitter.

Daniel Tyson   Editor at large

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress and IFA.

  • I placed my pre-order on the 5th July. No movement as yet, but I’m hoping that I might have my gorgeous Nexus 7 by the end of the week.

  • I also ordered one during the email yet…nuffin?..fingers crossed some info thrown our way very soon….

  • KSI

    I place my order on 27th
    I have nothing yet…

  • Edwin

    I’m guessing that because it’s still Friday in the US that shipping is starting there while we have to wait until Monday after the weekend for shipping to start.

  • I just got off the phone with Google. I was told that all pre-orders will be being shipped out in the next three business days. So for us, that’s by Thursday.


    • Daniel Tyson

      Shame I leave on Wed, not back till Sunday 🙁 Oh well, I can hope my order ships on Monday arrives Tues or Wed Morning

  • Daniel

    I preordered mine from EB Games (ive had bad experiences in the past with EB Games so hopefully i dont get screwed around this time.

    Just got an Email from EB saying that my preorder is almost here and they will charge my account 2-3 business days before they send it out so fingers crossed.

  • I placed my order on 28 June – hoping to get this by late next week. Can not wait!!!

  • Anonymous Coward

    Google’s now charged my account, so looks like it is going to ship out on Monday

    • Van Vincent Casipong

      Same here, amount is now reflected on my credit card…expecting it very soon

      • Daniel Tyson

        When did you order? What size? 8GB or 16GB?

        • Van Vincent Casipong

          ordered at Play on June 28; 8 GB version

          • KSI

            Very Jealous. I ordered on the 27th. Still nothing changed.

          • Jacob

            Very strange, ordered 8gig through Play on the 12/Jul, credit card charged the next day.

          • KSI

            I was charged next day as well but it was taken off a few days later. I called Google last week about it and they said it will be charge before delivery. Maybe its because I ordered 16GB…

          • Van Vincent Casipong

            Just got email from Google with the Fedex tracking number confirming the shipping of the item. Item is shipped from Singapore, so it would probably take two days to receive

          • Jacob

            Ahh, you are correct. An inspection on the account shows the same. Cool, next the shipping number then bamn; Nexus 7.

          • Van Vincent Casipong

            I ordered on the 28th, about 4 hours after the I/O, that is still 27th in the States.

  • im not too happy with google. been trying to cancel my preorder now for about 2 weeks and not had any feedback or anything. I really dont know what else to do as ive used every form of communication i can find for their play store.

    I dont really mind if I get it but just annoying that they have ignored me as I want to cancel as i can get a better deal elsewhere.

    • Peter Jolly

      seriously. This is all your own making, nothing to do with Google.

  • Edwin

    Just got my shipping confirmation! Looks like Fedex will be delivering them.

    • Edwin

      Now to refresh Fedex’s tracker every couple of minutes

    • Matt Booth

      8 or 16? When did you order?

      • Edwin

        8GB, ordered on the 28th

  • Woohoo! I just got an email with a FedEx tracking no (not yet updated) saying that mine is shipped!

    • FedEx updated.. deliver to Perth by Wednesday!!!

      • s_mAn25

        When did you pre order? Because I’m in Perth too.

        Edit: And 8GB or 16GB?

        • I pre-ordered an 8GB one on 30th Jun.

          • s_mAn25

            Hmm, seems like only the 8GB ones are being shipped. :/

            I ordered 16GB on the 29th, got charged but nothing about shipping yet.

          • same but they charged my card, No shipping yet

          • s_mAn25

            They charged my card too. Hopefully it ships today, and we get it by Thursday!

          • lostmind008

            I have ordered 16GB on 2nd July, and received my notification today!

          • s_mAn25

            Lucky bastard! I still haven’t got any details about shipping and I ordered before you. 🙁

          • Lucky, I ordered a 16GB before you too and still nothing

        • Popup

          Card got charged. No email yet. 16GB on 30th June. No longer excited.

          • Yea my excitement has kind of gone too.. kinda sad on our part though

  • Peter Jolly

    Just got my shipping email. Pre-ordered a 8gb on the 2th july. Shipped at 3pm 16th july. I am not complaining with 15-17 days when initially it was an expected 3-4 week wait. Now its just the 2 day wait as it wings its way from singapore. Play customers in Oz I think will still be the first to get hold of their N7’s.

    • gadgetcamel

      Not fair 🙁
      Preordered 8GB the 29 June, still no notification or transaction showing up on CreditCard. Getting UP-SET

      • gadgetcamel

        Jul 19, 2012 11:27 AM Delivered

  • Yvonne Lee

    just been notified that mine has been shipped 🙂

  • Fahad

    I ordered a 16 GB on the 28th, and until now there is nothing!!

    • Seems 8GB orders are shipping first.

      • KoNG

        Confirmation received earlier today that my 16GB has been shipped.

  • My 8GB Nexus 7 has shipped and I’m pretty darn stoked!

  • pete

    My FedEx tracking number says it is in Lantau Island Hong kong. First Aussie Play store shipments should land in australia sometime tomorrow.

  • Pewpew

    Account was charged last night some time, no shipping email yet. 16gb, Brisbane.

    • pewpew

      Oh, and I pre-ordered on the 29th.

  • Dim

    Google just charged my credit card too….hopefully get my tracking my info soon. It is great to see so many of us who love this stock Android experience….

  • I ordered a 16 during the Keynote, looks like my card got charged some time in the last 24 hours!

  • KSI

    My card finally got charged last night. Looks like the 16GB wave is coming. No email yet.

    • When did you order?
      I ordered a 16GB on the 30th (order received on the 1st) and am still waiting to be charged, just emailed Google referencing the so said July 17th Shipping date.

      • KSI


        • vin

          I ordered on the 27th 16gb version still no email. However my CC was charged yesterday only.

          • KSI

            I’m in same boat. Charged overnight.

          • KSI

            Just got my email. Happy boy.

        • Just got a reply from Google, my order will ship by the 19th 🙂

          • Vin

            finally got a shipping date from fedex delivery by 20th 5pm

      • 16GB SHIPPED!!!! YAY!

  • Flash

    My card’s just been charged too – ordered a 16gb on the 30th.

    Me Want Nexus Now!!

    • Guessing mine will be one of the first as i ordered during the keynote
      Order Date: June 28, 2012 4:42:59 AM UTC+10

  • Mooresa

    Ordered a 16Gb and Card has just been charged – It may finally be on it’s way – what fun I may have over the weekend. here’s hoping

  • Peter Jolly

    THe eagle has landed!!
    Jul 17, 2012 2:42 PM –
    International shipment release – Import

    • 8gb?

      • Peter Jolly

        yup. Sorry should have mentioned that. I am figuring its all 8gb n7s.

    • Jacob


  • Daniel Tyson

    16GB Ordered 28th June – CC Charged but no tracking # Email as yet

  • Popup

    Just got the shipment notification email, the FedEx tracking information hasn’t been updated yet. 16GB ordered on 30th.

  • lostmind008

    I have just received an email notification in my gmail with a Fedex tracking number… 🙂

  • lostmind008

    I have just received an email notification in my gmail with a Fedex tracking number… 🙂
    -from Sydney

    • Ziggy

      I got the email too. 16gb, Sydney. Is it fedex from Australia or Singapore???????

      • Colin Bell

        Oh Damn its in Hong Kong

        • Van Vincent Casipong

          mine says its in Alexandria, just got import clearance. Hope I could received it tommorrow

        • Colin Bell

          Holy Crap the tracking is good, Mines at the airport ready for the plane ride

    • mark0Z

      Ditto. 16GB ordered on 30 June. Hoping the travel from Sg to Perth wouldn’t take too long at all…

      • Googler

        Update from Melbourne:
        – 16GB ordered on June 30.
        – Credit card charge disappeared a few days ago and re-appeared on July 17th.
        – No email regarding shipping.

        I believe it will be shipped tomorrow (July 18th).

        • Craig

          Melbourne here too. Shipping email received tonight. I ordered on the 8th of July.

          • Craig

            Sorry. Mine is a 16Gb

          • Googler

            Cool Craig. Hope we can get it before the weekend.

          • Craig

            Fingers crossed Googler

          • Googler

            Cool Craig. Hope we can get it before the weekend

  • bricki

    Just got email and tracking number too and only just ordered on the 12th (16g)

    • Gary Oak

      There seems to be no logical order to the shipping of these things, or at least the order in which the notification emails are being sent out…

  • s_mAn25

    So guys, in “My Orders” on Google Play, Nexus 7 (16GB) is showing as ‘complete’ and the date has changed to July 16, before it was June 29 (the date I pre-ordered).
    Would this mean it got shipped yesterday!? 😀

    My card has been charged but no email notification.

    I’m way too excited.

    • Googler

      Not really, but the same thing happend to me here. It should be shipped within 24 hours.

      • s_mAn25

        When did your card get charged?

        • Googler

          Midnight last night or this morning (July 17th). Still waiting for shipping notification. Ordered this on June 30. I could see Google was moving forward on this shipment since the credit card charge disappeared last week and re-appeared today.

          • Just got shipping notice and tracking number for my 16gb

          • Googler

            Congrats Scott!

          • Thanks 🙂

            ETA tomorrow by COB to Sydney CBD

          • Googler

            That is fast. FedEx and Google are working their ass off to deliver Nexus (Nexii???)

  • mark0Z

    Updated tracking just moments ago. Would seem that these Nexuses (Nexii?) are most definitely shipping out from a distribution centre in Hong Kong. Was actually hoping for a quicker turnaround if it had originated from Singapore instead. Oh well, that would probably mean an extra half-day at the most to the delivery time…slightly bummed, TBH :/

  • Kia

    Got my tracking # from Fedex 5 hours ago. I preordered mine on the June 29th (16G). My account was charged earlier today. ETA = July 19, by 5 pm. Destination = Melbourne.

    • Googler

      It seems that FedEx is busy scanning the shipping label for the items departing for Melbourne/Sydney

      • Yes, FedEX have really screwed this up. According to their tracking, shipped 17th but missed the cut-off. Sat around in Hong Kong all yesterday and will allegedly be despatched tonight. Delivery date now 23rd although it may arrive here in Melbourne tomorrow (I doubt it, FedEX you clowns!) so I plan to head over to FedEX’s DC on Saturday morning to collect. What happened to the two day shipping, Google???

        • FedEx update. Mine is now in Sydney.

          • Same with mine (the cut-off date). According to FedEx mine is in “ALEXANDRIA AU”, hoping it will arrive in Brisbane today 🙂 Even though it is set for the 23rd

          • How’s your update looking, Jacob?

          • Still waiting, should be here tomorrow!

        • Update. Mine is now allegedly on the truck coming out for delivery today. Actually received a follow up call from FedEx letting me know that is is on its way. They have 2.5 hours.

    • Greg

      Mine had ETA July 19, 5pm Melbourne. Now it says “Package received after FedEx cutoff” – ETA = July 23, 6pm.

      Not impressed – I’ll have it for about 96 hours before I could have walked into a store to pick it up.

      • Gary Oak

        Still no word on my one having even been shipped at this point, so take solace in that…

      • Same -.- Hoping it will come today!

  • from a Startrek Super Geek

    ordered mine on the 28th June 2012..I have been charged as of the 16th July for my 16GB version but as yet no email or change in my wallet status, except the date….I am getting excited !! 🙂

    • from a Startrek Super Geek

      PS…I am soooooo jealous that I have not received a fed ex
      PPS. This tablet is definitely a game change..congrats to all who ordered

      • Vin

        @f994a4ca5e99db64c92555ff6acaae5b:disqus Same here still waiting. Ordered on 28th june at 4:31am once the keynote was over. LLAP

  • nifty

    Ordered on 2nd July Fed Ex just delivered to me. Beauty
    Frankston Vic

  • Gary Oak

    Is anybody else still waiting for a shipping notification as of today?

    • Googler

      Yes, ordered on June 30. Card got charged yesterday. Still no news…start to get very disappointed when those who ordered on much later dates got the items delivered…

  • s_mAn25

    Received this at 9:30 WST

    We wanted to send you an update on your Nexus 7 pre-order. We’ve had incredible demand for the new tablet and are shipping them as quickly as possible. Your tablet will ship by July 19.
    If you’d like more detailed information on device shipments, please reference our online Help Center at
    Thanks for your patience. Your Nexus 7 will be on its way soon.
    The Google Play Team
    © 2012 Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043
    You have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you on your Nexus 7 product pre-order. “

    • Googler

      Got the same email from Google.
      Sigh, it seems that we can’t get them delivered until next week given that it takes 3-5 days to ship…

  • Googler

    Just got Google’s shipping notification. My Nexus 7 will be delivered on July 20 (Friday). Some of you guys should get this soon if you haven’t got any updates.

    – Delivery location: Melbourne
    – 16GB ordered on June 30.
    – Credit card charge disappeared a few days ago and re-appeared on July 17th.
    – FedEx notification received on July 18 for July 20 delivery.


    • Gary Oak

      Fingers crossed..

      • Googler

        Apparently there is a shipping delay en-route. Mine is delayed for July 23 delivery… 🙁 🙁 🙁

  • Jacob

    Just received my Nexus. FedEx are pretty damn good. BRB having fun with new toy (and it’s really not that hard to get out of the box)

  • Bart

    Not sure why everyone is having issues. I ordered mine on the 16th and received it on the 19th here in Sydney.

    Haven’t had much of a chance to play with it but it looks the goods so far.

  • Greg

    Mine just arrived.

    Dead on arrival 🙁

  • johnkor

    Saving up to buy one soon

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