Google has officially stopped selling the 2013 Nexus 7

Nexus 7 discontinued

Google has approached the latest generation of Nexus devices differently than in the past – instead of halting all sales of previous generation Nexus phones and tablets, Google sold the Nexus 5 by LG and the Nexus 6 by Motorola side by side for a while. It had been doing the same for the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS and the Nexus 9 by HTC, too – until now.

As 9 to 5 Google recently noticed, the Nexus 7 is now listed in the Google Store as “no longer available for purchase.”

Personally, I find this move very short-sighted. Just like not everyone wants a 6-inch phone, not everyone wants an over-9-inch tablet, either. The Nexus 7 was a perfect size for many people, and I still find myself reaching for my older Nexus 7 more often than my newer Nexus 9. It’s just so much better for couch use at night while I’m watching TV.

Oh, well. Rest in peace, dear friend.

[Google Store via 9 to 5 Google]
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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.