Pre-orders for Google’s tablet, the Nexus 7, are now open and in some countries they’ve been halted due to excessive demand. So we’re wondering how many of our readers have already pre-ordered one and which version they went with (8GB or 16GB). Let us know using the poll below — in the comments you can let us know why you chose the version you did and what you think of the Nexus 7.

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Peter Jolly
8 years ago

I pre-ordered an 8gb version. For me whether it is 8gb or 16gb if I want to use it to watch a bunch of movies on holiday (the only time i really care about space), 16gb will still be a problem. So I figure I’ll keep the 50 bucks in my pocket, and think about something like a seagate goflex satellite later.

Dan
Dan
8 years ago

i already got a xoom, just got to wait a couple of years or so to get ICS let alone jelly bean on it…..

Buzz Moody
Reply to  Dan
8 years ago

That’s pure optimism. Respect.

flare
flare
8 years ago

I’m a bit miffed over the price differential between Oz and USA with the dollar at parity, but otherwise it’s a good device. I think if they had priced it at 199 over here as well, they would have had a much bigger audience.

Greg Bell
Greg Bell
Reply to  Buzz Moody
8 years ago

That accounts for $20-25 of the $50 difference. I don’t think the logistical costs of getting it to a different market account for the other $25-30. Shipping can’t be that different either as I assume it’s coming from China or at least somewhere in Asia.

Alex Kelly
Alex Kelly
8 years ago

So excited for mine, only 2 weeks too (:

Mike Tran
8 years ago

Even though he Nexus 7 is at a awesome price point and jammed packed for it’s price , I think I’ll go get the Acer A110 as it’s got a SD slot and supposed to be around the same price. There might be a higher end version with 3G modems too.

Andrew Webb
Andrew Webb
8 years ago

I was excited about the Nexus 7. It really needs 3g and a microsd slot though.

GreviousMcG
GreviousMcG
8 years ago

Was going to buy one but had to remembered that I wasn’t working full time so had to watch my money for a while yet.

Matt Lobegeiger
8 years ago

I really really want one but USB otg is still unknown. Also google had confirmed there’s no hdmi/mhl out. That’s a negative for me. Can’t steam google movies to my tv without shelling out another $100 for a tv wifi receiver or media player…

If USB otg gets properly confirmed I’ll think harder about it…

JeniSkunk
JeniSkunk
Reply to  Matt Lobegeiger
8 years ago

bad news on 2 levels, Matt.
1. in the second update to their review, Anandtech confirmed that, stock, the nexus tablet will not do USB otg.
2. over on XDA, work so far has gotten a rooted nexus tablet to see a USB drive connected via USB otg, and allow data to be copied from the USB drive to the the tablet, but so far the device will not allow playback of ANY media (audio, video, or documents) from a USB drive connected via USB otg.
Anandtech review: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6054/google-nexus-7-mini-review
XDA threads:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1743052

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1736825

MarauderDeuce
MarauderDeuce
8 years ago

If I hadn’t got my kindle then I quite possibly would have found the dosh.

JeniSkunk
JeniSkunk
8 years ago

No preorder, and no purchase of this gimped tablet for me at all.
No 3G. No SD/microSD card storage. No USB-OTG storage. No rear camera. No Adobe Flash. No landscape. No GPS. No HDMI.

mark0Z
mark0Z
Reply to  JeniSkunk
8 years ago

Get real. With all those features added in, you wouldn’t logically expect it to be still $249. And btw, GPS function is included in the Nexus 7.
Let’s turn it about instead and tell me: how many, if any, tablets in market today give you a 1280×800 IPS display powered by a Quad-Core +1 CPU and 12 gpu cores, with NFC capabilities AND the latest OS (with direct updates from Google themselves) for $249???

Bradey
Bradey
Reply to  mark0Z
8 years ago

Not many!

playboi
playboi
8 years ago

Yep I preorered the 16GB versionand not just one but TWO. One for myself and one for parents. We both bought the Aldi Bahun tablet for $249 and were really disappointed in it, the dishonesty of Aldi branding their tablet as having a Duel Core processor when they didn’t (Singe core rubbish)

So we are returning them. Spending a few more dollars and getting a beast in return. Even without the rear camera and sdcard support this tablet looks great 🙂

devYou
devYou
8 years ago

Yes yes yes! If anyone wants a smaller portable tablet they should pre order now! Let’s show Google that they have a market here in Australia so they release more products down under!!

Hikari0307
Hikari0307
8 years ago

I really want one, but as with other nexus devices, I wont buy one because google doesnt want to include a micro sd slot in them.

pyrod
pyrod
8 years ago

Very tempting but lack of storage is a big problem.

Box Guru
Box Guru
Reply to  pyrod
8 years ago

It has USB OTG so you can just plug in a hard drive into it. If you don’t want wires then you could go wifi storage by using an Airstash or Goflex satellite.

Pritpal Singh
8 years ago

Cant wait it to arrive…

EspadaV8
EspadaV8
8 years ago

Not ordered one yet but planning to next week because they don’t say if your card is charged now or on shipment. Grr.

Buzz Moody
Reply to  EspadaV8
8 years ago

It’s charged on shipment.

nicholas
nicholas
Reply to  Buzz Moody
8 years ago

money is being held in escrow from my account. so.. prob best to wait until you’ve got enough cash

nicholas
nicholas
Reply to  nicholas
8 years ago

i’m not really a mod…

Aaron De Vries
Reply to  Buzz Moody
8 years ago

good to know, I think that’s going to make me preorder one right now 😀

antzpantz
Reply to  Buzz Moody
8 years ago

Charged on shipment… but why is there money awaiting to be processed in my credit card?

Juzm
Juzm
8 years ago

Yes, pre ordered a 16Gb. 🙂

Scott
8 years ago

I preordered the 16gb. While I would prefer more storage maybe its time I updated my home network and got a nas. The tablet/os does support Usb-otg so its not hard to add stuff to it if no nas…

As for the tablet size, I had a 10.1 tf prime and sold it to get a galaxy tab 7.7..I MUCH prefer the 7in form factor…much more portable and easier to use ..but then that’s just my opinion and with android that’s why there are choices.everyone is different

Tom Rubery
8 years ago

Yep, just sold my transformer to my neighbour and used that to completely pay for the nexus, winning!

Brett Adams
Reply to  Tom Rubery
8 years ago

I did the exact same thing.

Benjamin Booth
8 years ago

I didn’t pre-order, but I am planning to get one. 8GB is too small for me, I think 16BG is too small too, but I’m going to try getting used to cloud-streaming more content.

unfunk Freeman
8 years ago

Nope. I bought an Asus TF300T less than a week ago. The 7″ form factor doesn’t appeal to me, and to be honest, the oversized phone interface of this thing doesn’t soy well with me either. I’m a big fan of the Honeycomb/ICS combined bar.
I think I’ll buy it as a present for somebody though, later on.

Also, polls don’t show up in the mobile view 🙁

Buzz Moody
Reply to  unfunk Freeman
8 years ago

:s the poll is showing up for me on the mobile site.

unfunk Freeman
Reply to  Buzz Moody
8 years ago

Odd. I’m using Chrome on my sgs3

Hikari0307
Hikari0307
Reply to  unfunk Freeman
8 years ago

It shows up on my s3’s stock browser.

Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith
8 years ago

Was planning to order one until I realised there was no cellular radio connectivity =(

Jono
Jono
Reply to  Jeff Smith
8 years ago

Tether through your phone … I don’t understand why the lack of 3G or LTE is a big deal breaker for people, when tethering is so easy and cheap (ad a $15 data pack to your mobile plan if 3G is so vital and it’ll be heavily used…)
Simple! 🙂

Mike Stevens
8 years ago

Yep, ordered mine this morning. I’m still disappointed with the lack of good tablet-optimised apps on Android, but the 7-inch form factor should help me ignore that a little more easily.

nicholas
nicholas
8 years ago

yep. at $250 (well $270 including shipping) I thought it was too good to refuse. got it straight away.. I have a 10 inch tablet (Acer A500) that I use to read books and watch tv/movies on my 1 hour commute each day – its too big and bulky. I’m sold on eBooks and digital content but I need more portability. So I’m really looking forward to this thing.

Mike Stevens
Reply to  nicholas
8 years ago

Absolutely right about the A500. I’ve got one too, and I rarely use it. So incredibly bulky and heavy.

nicholas
nicholas
Reply to  Mike Stevens
8 years ago

yep – will make a good couch tab I think.

Sean
Sean
Reply to  Mike Stevens
8 years ago

Yup, exactly the same reasoning – the A500 is too big to read in bed. Nice on the kitchen table while eating breakfast though.

Mike Stevens
Reply to  Sean
8 years ago

Oh man, that reminds me. I once dropped the A500 on my sleeping girlfriend as I started to doze off. Hit her right in the nose. She did not take it well…

I’m not sure being hit by a falling iPad2 would have been much nicer, but I know which one I’d prefer to cop in the nose!