Friday , December 9 2016

Nexus 7 (2013) to start selling through Google Play in Australia on September 10th

After being announced as being on-sale at retailers across Australia last Thursday, we have yet to see a single retailer actually receive stock into their stores, but fear not, they are on order. But, if part of the process of purchasing a Nexus device is buying it directly from Google through the Play Store then Google has advised Ausdroid tonight, that they will begin selling the Wi-Fi versions of the Nexus 7 (2013) through Google Play on September 10th.

Google has not advised exactly what time the device will be going on-sale through Google Play, but taking cues from the launch of the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 last year in November they could possibly go on-sale around mid-day. Of course any hardware purchased through Google Play will attract a delivery charge – for the current crop of Nexus devices this charge is $20 on top of the cost of your device.

They’re not live yet but you can keep checking these links for the 16GB which will sell for $299 and the 32GB which will sell for $339. No word on accessories for the Nexus 7 for Australia, but in other parts of the world the Nexus 7 Sleeve went on-sale for USD$29.99 at the same time as the tablet appeared.

While we continue to look for the Nexus 7 (2013) at retail in Australia, if you really want to purchase your tablet through Google Play, you don’t have long to wait.

Will you buy a Nexus 7 (2013) from a retailer or wait for it to become available through Google Play?

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


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.

  • homebrandcola

    No word on LTE version?

    • bearddroid

      MLN has plenty in stock

      • Nath

        MLN have them for $439 but they dont say which LTE variant.

        • bearddroid

          The 439 is the lte version 32 gb model
          339 is 32gb WIFI only

          this is at MLN that is

      • homebrandcola

        On truck for delivery, alert this morning, after I got to work.

  • spentan

    Already got one when I was in USA last month,

    Great device, though the 7in widescreen is not as good for web browsing as a 4:3 iPad Mini


  • No one seemed to notice me mention in the chat, but I got my 2 Nexus 7’s from JB HiFi on Albert Street in Brisbane. They had 4 other tablets behind the counter when I went in at 6pm and on the phone before them she mentioned that they had been selling them all day.

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  • TT

    too late for Google release that. So i changed my decision and i will buy nexus 10 2013.

  • bearddroid

    this make no sense, i purchased my unit from MLN (32gb WiFI). They had stock of both LTE and 32gb wifi and i was told they have been receiveing stock every day since the 30th of aug

  • Barry Williams

    How can Google justify the Australia tax on Google play do they not realise that we geeks get news from the US telling us the US prices

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  • fishman18

    Got my 32gb WiFi from jb HiFi in Sydney cbd last night…good guys also have them, so stock is out there already…

  • Grahame Pollock

    Have they fixed the erratic touchscreen and RR problems?

  • Andrew

    Already snapped up my 32gb wifi model from JB Hi Fi. Great tablet though. Stock Android is a dream to use (especially after owning a Galaxy Tab).

    Good to see it being released on the Play Store.

  • David Buse

    I’m picking mine up from JB Hi Fi tonight.

    My local store has 10 in stock.

  • Grahame Pollock

    Have they solved the issues raised in the US?

    • Harpersneil

      Don’t know if you’ve bought one by now, but I picked mine up yesterday and I’m massively impressed with it so far. Vanilla Android is fantastic on in 7″ form factor and that screen is amazing!

      I haven’t had any issues so far.

  • Dude

    Yesterday I picked up the 32GB LTE version of the Nexus 7 2013 from Scorptec for $439. Nice device.

  • Harpersneil

    8:22am… not on there yet!! I’ll keep checking and update when it’s on there.

    • Harpersneil

      9:25am… still nothing.

      • Harpersneil

        10:32am…. nope.

        • Harpersneil

          11:21am… you guessed it!

          • Harpersneil

            12:27… negative.

          • 12:54….still nothing.. 😐

          • Harpersneil

            1:11pm… naddah!

          • Harpersneil

            1:53pm… patience is a virtue.

          • Harpersneil

            2:54pm… good things come to those who wait I suppose.

          • Harpersneil

            Nexus 7 (32GB) is not available in your country.

            … I’m starting to wonder if I’m in the right country!

          • Harpersneil

            3:54pm… Positive Mental Attitude, Positive Mental Attitude, Positive Mental Attitude, Positive Mental Attitude…

          • Jack

            have been waiting for whole day

          • Harpersneil

            4:37pm… please just take my money Google… PLEASE!!!!

          • Harpersneil

            6:57pm… that’s it, I’m taking my ball and going home.

            Guess I’ll try again tomorrow.

          • Harpersneil

            10:14pm… must… sleep… can’t take…. any more!

          • Harpersneil

            6:54am… Evidently, Google runs on Fiji time!

          • Harpersneil

            8:30am… at least I’m not some poor sap who wants to buy an iPhone 5S!!

          • Harpersneil

            9:43am… I could just buy one from JB Hifi, but I want to Google experience… or do I??

          • Harpersneil

            11:30am… 10 green bottles, hanging on the wall. 10 green bottles hanging on the wall…

          • Harpersneil

            12:29pm… surprisingly, they’re available in Australia on the PlayStore yet. Who’d of thought?!

          • Harpersneil

            1:17pm… I caved in! Just bought 32Gb model from JB Hifi at Strathpine (QLD) for $320.

          • Understand, I`ll continue the vigil here. Hope you enjoy it mate, I love mine 🙂

          • Harpersneil

            It’s sitting on it’s wireless charger right now, looking rather awesome! Thanks for the well wishes, hope I haven’t annoyed anyone with the constant updates!!

  • John

    Anyone still waiting for the new Nexus 7 on Google Play store?
    It seems that it is available now.
    The old version is gone btw.
    Do check 😉

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