November 16th, 2018
Shortly after reporting a decline in Nexus sales, Google has removed the Nexus 7 2013 from its Google online Store which now shows a message saying “The Nexus 7 is no longer available for purchase”. This didn’t come as unexpected as Google has previously done the same with the Nexus 7 2012 version when it got replaced by the Nexus 7 2013 and now the 2013 version has been replaced by the new Nexus 9 manufactured by HTC.
The fact that it has been removed doesn’t mean that it won’t still be available at other eCommerce sites or at your local Best Buy or Wallmart. We don’t know if the removal of the Nexus 7 2013 has anything to do with the decline in sales, Google CFO Patrick Pichette told 9to5mac.
According to Pichette, both the Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 haven’t been performing well and removing the Nexus 7 2013 from the Google Store could mean that more people go for the newer HTC manufactured Nexus 9.