We unfortunately don’t have the privilege of seeing the new Nexus devices in person, but that hasn’t stopped Google from announcing its newest additions to the Nexus family. Google went ahead and announced one of the worst kept secrets and announced the 3G HSPA+ Nexus 7 32GB model. The device will come bearing HSPA+ bands, so those of you on AT&T or T-Mobile’s network here in the States or on various GSM networks abroad should be able to fully utilize and enjoy the tablet— albeit on slower data speeds and all. It’s going to be released to the masses on November 13th for a meager $299— so the wait shouldn’t be too bad for those of you who’ve been looking forward to this version of the device.
OK OK— I’m sure you all are well-aware that the 32GB Nexus 7 is very much real and on the way, but one retailer isn’t letting the crummy weather stop it from putting up some very important information for interested customers. Walmart has casually listed the 32GB Nexus 7 tablet in stock and is available for an expected price of $249. More eye-popping is the fact Walmart also has the 16GB Nexus 7 officially lowered in price to $199, which lines up with what we’ve seen in recent days. Oh and for those of you that care– there’s no listing of the 3G Nexus 7 just yet, but probably won’t hold our breath until Google decides when it wants to reschedule its Nexus event.
Hopefully all of these leaks will subside soon by default, if anything. Like you, we were looking forward to Google’s event on Monday to hopefully quash the many rumors out there and to officially announce what we may already know. Today’s unofficial “announcement” comes by way of Office Depot regarding the 32GB Nexus 7. Going up today on display at Office Depots is the 32GB Nexus 7 for $249, and also providing proof that the 16GB version will drop to $199. There you have it; a two-for-one as it were.
It goes without saying that we’re very anxious to see how the cancelled Google event affects news coming out of the Google camp. Was the LG Nexus supposed to be available on October 30th via the Play Store? Were they going to officially announce the 32GB Nexus 7? When was it supposed to be available on the Play Store? You’ve got to now wonder about the logistics of all of this. We’ll keep you posted for any official news regarding the Nexus 7.
source: Droid Life
With Google’s The Playground is Open event only days away, we have already seen the Google Play Store “de-list” the 8GB version of the Google Nexus 7 tablet. A 32GB Nexus 7 device is in the works along with a 3G-enabled variant, which apparently has prompted some retailers in the UK to guess these devices will be announced next Monday. In response, they have started to cut the price on 16GB Nexus 7 tablets as it appears destined to become the bottom rung on the Nexus 7 ladder.
Currys has reduced the price to £189.99 ($302 USD) while retail chain Comet has cut the price down to £179.99 ($287 USD). Prior to these price cuts, the 16GB Nexus 7 was selling for £199.99 ($319 USD). Before being cut from the Google Play Store, the 8GB Nexus 7 sold for £159 ($255 USD), so the 16GB version appears headed toward that price range.
As Google continues to be mum on its all but confirmed 32GB Nexus 7 tablet, we continue to see additional specs and info leaked out for our viewing pleasure. Just like we had reported earlier in the week, the gang at Android Central managed to get a tip that famed UK retailer Argos has created its Christmas guide and lo and behold— the 32GB Nexus 7 is listed at a cool £199.99 ($323.00 USD). The significance of this is the pricing point pretty much confirms the upcoming tablet will indeed replace the existing 16GB tablet— while also adding that Google has
finally listened to its customers (like yours’ truly) and will offer up more storage space.
So now that we know it’s very much real and on the way, all we need now is for Google to just finally stop holding out on the inevitable and give up the details on when we can grab one of the tablets for ourselves.
source: Android Central
By now, the 32GB Nexus 7 shouldn’t be a huge surprise. However, the more retail sites that we see this nice little device show up on the better. This time the device is popping up as a registration page on the Spanish version of UK the based Carphone Warehouse called Phone House. All signs are definitely pointing toward the 32GB version of the hot Nexus 7 making its way around the globe. What’s a little bit of a mystery is the price. Some think the 32GB version will replace the 16GB one in price, but the price shown in the picture is 30 Euros higher than the 16GB version. This is at least the third different price that we’ve come across. Hopefully we’ll find out soon enough. Or you could get lucky and order the 16GB version and Google will send you a 32GB model like that one guy.
source: Phone House
As if there was any more fuel to the 32GB Nexus 7 fire, more fuel emerges. To his delight, a lucky Japanese customer recently received a 32GB Nexus 7 model which is great and all— except for the fact he ordered the 16GB model. That’s right folks, a customer ordered the 16GB model and ‘accidentally’ received the 32GB model instead. Oh and for those who are non-believers, he added some photos of the shipping box and order confirmation for good measure.
This now means that the 32GB model is all but confirmed for an imminent release folks. Hopefully Google doesn’t wait too long to announce this puppy.
Just yesterday, Carephone Warehouse’s internal systems revealed the possibility of a 32GB Nexus 7. Today, however, the same variant has been spotted once again, this time within an internal purchasing system for a reseller’s website. It’s listed at $260, though pricing doesn’t seem too accurate, considering the 8GB model is listed at $245, whereas the same device is available from the Play Store for just $199. The reseller indicated that shipments are expected to arrive on or around October 24th, though this doesn’t necessarily mean that a global launch (or even regional availability) will happen on the same day. We suggest you take this with a grain of salt as we wait for some more official news.