Google Inc. this week sold out of the premium Nexus 7 tablet SKU due to strong consumer demand.

This week, the Nexus 7 16GB SKU was unavailable to purchase via the Google Play store.

The 8GB SKU remained available for purchase.

The Nexus 7 is an Android-based product that includes Android 4.1, code-named Jellybean.

The hardware includes a 7-inch 1280 x 800 IPS display, Quad-Core Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU, scratch-resistant Corning display, 1.2MP front camera, microphone, NFC, GPS, accelerometer, magnetometer, and gyroscope.

The 8GB SKU sells at $199 while the 16GB SKU sells at $249.

The product is priced competitively against Inc.’s Kindle Fire, which began sale in Nov. 2011 at $199.

Apple Inc. sells the latest iPad SKU at $499.99. Meanwhile, Microsoft Corp. in June announced the Surface tablet, which will offer a cover-based keyboard and Windows RT or Windows 8 Pro at a to be determined price.

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