Google is known for not letting product going to waste. If the Big G has a new product, tablet, phone, or what have you, they let the previous generation/model go completely out of stock before even announcing the new shiny model. And that’s very wise of Google, but it really does give away, other than great deals to customers, when they plan to release the next device.
This week, the Monday of Google I/O, we have the final clue that the recently leaked Nexus 9, or HTC ‘Volantis’, tablet which will reportedly debut at I/O on Wednesday. The news this morning is that the Nexus 7, the LTE version, finally ran out of stock. The Wi-Fi only model went out of stock earlier this month, and the Nexus 10 has been out stock for most of this month as well. What does this mean?
Well, first it means there are no Nexus tablets on the Google Play Store to buy (which may genuinely upset some of us), but it also means that Google is preparing for the debut and release of the new Nexus tablet, made by HTC, almost certainly the one we saw yesterday. It also means that we will have a seriously baited breath wait until Google I/O two days from now, and the suspense is always fun to be part of. But something to note as well: stock of the Nexus 7 is dribbling to a stopped flow as well, with Staples having marked all their Nexus 7 tablets down, as well as Wal-Mart and Amazon, to promote the final stock’s outboundness from their store shelves, so they, and any other retail store (or online, in the case of Amazon) will be ready and able to accept the new Nexus tablet stock after they become available later this summer.
What exactly will Google show off at their developers’ conference in two days? A new Nexus tablet probably. Some Android Wear stuff for our enjoyment. And what do we expect from the whole affair? Pretty much the best that Google has to offer both in content and its presentation. Any secrets in store for Nexus tablet? Not quite yet. Stay tuned and don’t forget to check out our coverage of Google I/O during the event, and as a recap if you missed part of the conference.