More and more leaks make the 32GB Nexus 7 look like a reality

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One of the few complaints that many people seem to have with the Nexus 7 is that is lacks sufficient storage to really be a media device. Google wants users to utilize its online media streaming services for content, but for many that simply isn’t enough. Plus, many games take up multiple gigabytes of space, so any use of the Nexus as a gaming tablet can quickly result in using up all the space in an 8GB or 16GB tablet.

Fortunately, it looks like this problem may soon be remedied by the release of a new 32GB Nexus 7. Rumors began to circulate yesterday based on a single leaked inventory shot, but today more retail listings seem to suggest the higher capacity tablet is real. The descriptions seem to vary slightly but probably aren’t final, and the price also isn’t consistent and shows up between $269 and $272.18. The $269 price seems a bit too close to the $250 16GB version to me, but perhaps Google doesn’t mind selling fewer 16GB tablets or will reduce the price of the 16GB version to around $229.

As long as the price doesn’t go over $300, I’m sure many users will find the higher capacity Nexus 7 a very useful thing, and the storage bump will likely earn Google some more users of their tablet. But if you’re fine with 8GB, you can also enter to win a Nexus 7 in our October Nexus 7 giveaway.

[Android Police]
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9 thoughts on “More and more leaks make the 32GB Nexus 7 look like a reality

  • Avatar of Shawn
    October 4, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    And if they lower the price of the 16GB model, maybe they’ll lower the price of the 8GB model as well – remember those rumors of a $99 Nexus 7 a few days ago?

    Still, though, I wish there’d just be a mini sd slot on this thing.

  • Avatar of Marc Dunn
    October 4, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    I think he meant to say the 8gb version will be 129. 16gb to 199 maybe.

  • Avatar of Thomas
    October 4, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    there is no way of a $99 nexus 7 version, not in the next few months.

    it would be nice to add a microSD slot though…

  • Avatar of EnthusiasticStudent
    October 5, 2012 at 7:13 am

    I agree, Thomas. A micro-SD slot would be great. The nexus 7 looks like a great product, but I expect that more storage could be necessary in tandem with its increased usage.

  • Avatar of Jeff
    October 5, 2012 at 7:22 am

    An SD or micro-SD slot would make all the difference in the world. Besides simply adding more working memory to the 7, being able to carry info between devices is essential. Since syncing isn’t as easy as it should be, portable memory is important. Not everyone is comfortable putting sensitive information into the cloud to be accessed by different devices.

  • Avatar of hisuwh
    October 5, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Not sure why they released an 8gb version in the first place. Should have just gone for 16gb and 32gb. In this modern day of HD everything bigger is better.

    Like other commenters have said – its a shame they don’t put in a micro SD slot

  • Avatar of truepeers
    October 5, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Bigger is generally better but I guess pressuring the app makers to make things elegant and simple has some value.

  • Avatar of Michael
    October 6, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Seems a 16gb and 32gb with SD slot would make the most sense.

  • Avatar of Abraham
    October 10, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    MicoSD cards make the device in a way slower and more open to corrupt files. When the memory is all in one place, such as the internal memory, it will be much better for the file managing and keeping of things error free.


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