Google has confirmed it is currently processing all Australian pre-orders of its Nexus 7 tablet.
The Nexus 7 was unveiled last month at the company's I/O developers conference. It was initially stated to have a 2-3 week time frame for delivery.
In a statement released earlier today, Google has promised a ship date by Thursday 19 July for customers who pre-ordered the tablet before Friday 13 July. The Nexus 7 was initially stated to have a 2-3 week time frame for delivery.
Google says it is experiencing "incredible demand" for the Nexus 7 and said it expected to have all pre-orders processed and shipped by tomorrow.
"We’ve had incredible demand for our new Nexus 7 tablet and are shipping them as quickly as possible," read the statement. "We will have all orders placed through July 13 processed and shipped soon. Orders placed after July 13 will ship according to the quoted timeframe when you purchased and we will update you with a tracking number when we’ve shipped."
"All Nexus 7 8GB and Nexus 7 16GB orders will be fulfilled by the end of day on July 19 (AEST) and will arrive in 3-5 days."
For new customers who didn't pre-order the tablet, an update on Google's Play Store notes that the 8GB version will ship in 3-5 business days, while the 16GB model will ship in 1-2 weeks.
Earlier this month, ASUS revealed that the 16GB model of the Nexus 7 will be sold in Australia through Harvey Norman, JB Hi Fi, Dick Smith, Bing Lee, The Good Guys, Retravision, Radio Rentals, Officeworks, EB Games, Costco, BSR and other authorised resellers from "late July".
The 16GB Nexus 7 will be priced at $319 in retail stores, which is the same cost as ordering it directly through the Play Store when you add a $19.99 shipping cost to the $299 price tag.
The cheaper 8GB version of the Nexus 7 ($249 + $19.99 shipping) is only be available to purchase through the Play Store.