There’s no question that Google and ASUS have a 32GB version of the Nexus 7 primed and ready to go, but when will it launch? Well earlier rumors suggested October 24, which is next week, but it’s possible it could launch as early as this week. UK tech site ITProPortal says it will appear in the Christmas gift guide for UK retailer Argos. The gift guide will launch this week.
Earlier rumors suggested that the 32GB version will replace the current 16GB version, and they have confirmed that as well. They also noted that the 16GB version is no longer at Richersounds as they’re probably prepping the 32GB launch. As to pricing, you can expect this new version to be priced the same as the 16GB version, which is £199 ($320) and the 8GB version will remain at £159 ($255).
I would caution you that just because a holiday gift guide is launching this week, it doesn’t mean that it will actually be available this week. I won’t make any predictions there, but I do think it will be available by the end of the month or officially announced when Google and LG announce the Nexus 4. That’s rumored to happen on October 29. Also, don’t forget a 3G version is looming.
If you’re reading between the lines, all of this means that you should hold off any purchases for just a couple of weeks.