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Google's Nexus 7 tablet has been discontinued

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It was only a matter of time, but now it's official: the Nexus 7 has left us for greener pastures. Google's affordable and functional 7-inch tablet has disappeared from the Google Store, where a note in red type simply states that the device is "no longer available for purchase."

The Asus-made tablet was certainly long in the tooth — it first launched in July 2013 — but it remained attractive because Google has consistently kept it up-to-date with the latest versions of Android. Nevertheless, its time has come and gone, and the tablet has been officially replaced by the newer Nexus 9. If you're still looking for a Nexus 7, though, you should be able to grab one from third-parties like Amazon until supplies dry up.