Sad news to report if you were planning on picking a Google Nexus 7 tomorrow, as Office Depot stores have been instructed to hold on to any stock they has received. We originally thought that the Nexus 7 might be going on sale in some places as early as tomorrow, but since this memo to Office Depot employees has been made public, it seems that the rumored July 12 launch is no longer in the cards. Even worse is the fact that the memo says the sale of the Nexus 7 has been delayed "until further notice."

As scary as that might sound, we have a feeling that the launch of the Nexus 7 might still be coming up pretty quickly. Office Depot has obviously received stock (that is, assuming the memo posted above is real), and according to Droid Life, Staples and GameStop may have already received some stock as well. So, it's possible that Google is simply asking retailers to hold back on selling the stock have for a few more days so more retailers have time to receive stock of their own. Alternatively, Google may be telling retailers to wait so those who pre-ordered can get their tablets first.

Really though, with no official information to go on in this case, anything is a possibility. Of course, if all of this turns out to be true and retailers do have stock that they're being asked to hold back, the chances are pretty high that some Nexus 7s will be sold tomorrow anyway. As we said, with so many rumors floating around it's hard to know what's going on, but don't be surprised to hear of an official Nexus 7 launch sooner rather than later.

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  • DerpaDerp

    This is the first device I have ever “pre-ordered”.
    Ordered on the 3rd of July, and as of yet the device has not been charged to my account, and has not yet been shipped.
    As it sounds that retailers have had SOME sort of Nexus 7 stock shipped to them already, I’m curious. Is it normal for people who PRE-ORDER an item to get it AFTER people who just decide to walk into a store? If so what was the point?

  • Come on Google … communicate to your customers …

  • knight

    I talked to a Gamestop emplyee and they received an email stating that they are holding shipping the products to stores until further notice. They claim the note stating something about a lawsuit.

  • johnf440

    I was at my local gamestop to pre order and they actually had them in stock as of yesterday bit had a memo to hold them.

  • hold on…it might just be me, but it said to hold the 16GB models with no reference as to the 8GB version. It is possible that this could simply be a case of the iPhone 4 black and white dilemma. Google could simply not have very many 16GB Flash chips to maintain a consistent product flow. Anyways, we’ll find out in about 8-10 hrs, my time of course. šŸ˜€

  • amandajhonson35

    Come on Google … communicate to your customers …YOU SHOULD READ THIS ARTICLE  …

  • Manojkumar Muralidharan

    It’s so unfair the way we pre-ordered customers are treated ! We deserve an answer for the process that is yet to be transparent.

  • tsimitpo

    I got an notice from the reseller I pre-ordered from saying the product has been “delayed by the FCC”. Interesting, considering what Cupertino did to the Galaxy Nexus…

  • thechamper

    I’m about ready to go buy another tablet if I get getting strung along…