When Google unveiled its 2013 ‘refresh’ of the Nexus 7, the company clearly mentioned July 30th would mark the beginning of retail sales. Luckily for those itching to get your hands on the new tablet, many retailers are already jumping the gun and releasing the Nexus 7 ahead of schedule.
According to the folks over at Android Police, one of their own staff members already received a confirmation that their Nexus 7 is ready for pickup from Best Buy. There have also been several other reports of folks that found the new version on store shelves. We’ve also heard about Staples locations already carrying and selling the device.
On top of that, there have been reports of Walmart locations already selling the device ahead of schedule, such as the Verge’s report on one selling it in Monroe, New York.
This sort of thing often happens with new tech due to poor communication either between the manufacturer and the retailer, or the retailer and its staff (which unwittingly put the stock on shelves before they are supposed to). Either way, if you can’t wait the whole four days to get the new Nexus 7, you might want to shop around at some of your local big box retailers. You never know, you might just get lucky.