Scramble on again for Google Nexus 7 with 16GB version back in stock

The 16GB version of the Nexus 7 is back in stock and available via the Google Play store for £199.

In its first weekend on sale, the larger of the two Asus-manufactured tablets sold out, due to the fact Google "seriously underestimated" demand for the device.

A week ago, The Guardian reported that Google initially thought users would gravitate towards the £159 8GB version of the Nexus 7 rather than the more expensive 16GB option. But the search giant misread customers' desire to store things on their tablet rather than in the cloud.

Google has not yet released sales figures for the Nexus 7.

The firm has been enjoying flying sales across the board of late, with the Nexus Q media hub rolling off the shelves just as quickly; selling out on Google Play last week on the same day the device became available.

But with Nexus 7 supplies reimbursed, both the 8GB and 16GB tablet are now ready to ship in three to five business days.

For more on the product, see ITProPortal's review of the Nexus 7 tablet, as well as our roundup of The Best Google Nexus 7 Apps.