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The 32GB Nexus 7 is nearly official as details, advertisements, and order information emerge

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A short while ago, we reported on some rumors of a 32GB Nexus 7, which was priced around $270. Since then, there have been quite a few more leaks and rumors that make the device look like a reality, and let us know a little more about its price. So now that things are a bit more clear, lets take a look at what we know.

From CNET UK, we have an advertisement for the UK market showing a 32GB Nexus 7 at only £199 Pounds, and with a battery life of 9.5 hours. The price is nearly the same as the current 16GB model, and the 9.5 hours of battery is slightly higher and more specific than the currently advertised 9, perhaps due to some power management changes that have to do with Android 4.1.2. Then we have an advertisement from the US Staples Advantage site, with the 32GB Nexus 7 priced at $248.37. Despite the oddly specific price, it seems clear that the 32GB Nexus 7 will take over the price point of the 16GB version, potentially pushing the current devices down in price.

Finally, we have Reddit user kingdaan, who ordered a 16GB Nexus 7, and had his order delayed for three weeks with the promise that when the device ships, he will be getting the 32GB version. This not only confirms the $250 price, but also gives an estimated timeframe of about three weeks from now, in early November, for the 32GB model’s release

While it seems a bit early for a reshuffling of the Nexus 7 line, the change will no doubt be welcomed by prospective Nexus 7 buyers. Who doesn’t want more space for the same money? However, those who recently bought the tablet, myself included, may feel a bit cheated if the price on each version drops $50 to make room for the 32GB version. Personally, I’d love to have a 16GB tablet instead of 8GB, and I’ll be at least a bit annoyed if the 16GB tablet costs as much as I paid for the 8GB version such a short time after my purchase. (Especially since much of that time was wasted sending the tablet in for repairs.) Aside from that potential problem, as long as Google does something nice for existing customers, the imminent release of the 32GB Nexus 7 should work out well for everyone.

[CNET | Reddit | Android Police]
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18 thoughts on “The 32GB Nexus 7 is nearly official as details, advertisements, and order information emerge

  • Avatar of Patrick

    Too late. Should of done it day of launch. If they made a nexus 7 2.0 with 8mp camera with rear flash,USB OTG,micro sd slot, and bigger battery I would totally buy. Have to wait.

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  • Avatar of sledie

    Sad, same price I paid for less product. Guess the early buyers get hosed.

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    • Avatar of Patrick

      Which is why you never buy 1st generation products. Wait for the 2nd.

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      • Avatar of DroGs3

        Agreed. I always try to

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    • Avatar of Samy Farrow

      I’m in the same boat… Maybe if my screen somehow start lifting and they’ll send me a bigger one ha

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  • Avatar of Shawn

    This is good news, but I still wish they’d just put in an SD slot.

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    • Avatar of Patrick

      I know. Want to get a nexus 7 and the next nexus phone but if the rumored 8/16gb is true forget it. I’ll stick with iPhone or switch to galaxy note 2/ htc one x+

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  • Avatar of D. Stroya

    This seems to be the running trend for a while now for every tech company. Release a product, it sells well and then release a better version a few months later.

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  • Still holding out for that 10.1 Nexus

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    • Avatar of DroGs3

      Hells yeah especially considering the display is going to have a higher resolution then the retina on the ipad.

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  • Avatar of the larch

    sorry to early adopters but this is great for new buyers.

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  • Avatar of hisuwh

    This price point would be awesome and pretty guarantee a sale to me from them. Assuming I don’t win the contest here ;)

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  • Avatar of gticlay

    Still makes me mad they don’t install an sd slot. Does anyone know how much an sd slot adds to the cost of the product?

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    • Avatar of Patrick

      Idk but the $250 chromebook has 2 USB ports and sd card slot and 16gb internal storage and costs same as 16hb nexus 7.

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  • Seems to me they’re just replacing the 16GB with the 32GB – no changes in price to the 8GB.

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  • Avatar of Patrick

    So excited by the new chrome book google announced! It costs $250 and comes with 2 years of google drive storage. I was going to get a nexus 7 but I might get that instead.

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  • Avatar of Michael

    Isn’t competition great! The bad products drop out of the race and the good ones just keep getting better.

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  • Is this a possibility, ” as long as Google does something nice for existing customers?”

    Or just wishful thinking?

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