All of you people who rushed out and bought the 16GB Nexus 7 left Google blinking its collective eyes and mumbling, “Why are they buying that one?”
Things have gotten so bad trying to fill orders for the 16GB model that the company has suspended sales on it while they work to get them back in stock. The Google Play website is offering those interested in the larger-capacity tablet the opportunity to sign up to be notified when it “becomes available”. The 8GB model is available and stated to deliver in 3 – 5 days.
This is all because Google severely misread the market, thinking the big seller would be the $199 8GB tablet. After all, who doesn’t want a $199 tablet? Apparently a lot of people who realize that paying $50 more for the same tablet with twice the capacity is a good deal. Google’s market analysis never saw that coming.
This also speaks to the notion that the public at large may not be quite as sold on cloud storage as the companies providing it. If you plan to store most of your stuff off your device, 8GB probably will be fine. But if you want access to it regardless of connectivity (which you may or may not have, as when on an airplane, or in signal-deprived areas), or have other misgivings about cloud storage, an extra $50 to double onboard storage is an easy call.
Have you ordered a Nexus 7? What size, and did it arrive yet? Let us know in the comments.
(via The Guardian)