We’ve heard rumors of a 32GB Nexus 7 for a while now. There have been leaked inventory screens suggesting the 32GB model’s existence, not to mention that one Japanese customer seems to have received a 32GB Nexus 7 instead of the 16GB that was originally ordered. Now we have a screenshot that flat out suggests that the 32GB model is meant to replace the existing 16GB Nexus 7 version, without any change to the price tag.
As flash memory becomes cheaper by the day, this isn’t that surprising. Thanks to the lack of microSD, Nexus 7 users can easily hit a wall with the 8GB and 16GB offerings if they download a lot of content directly to their devices. Having 32GB is still not nearly as exciting as a Nexus 7 with microSD, but you take what you can get.
You have to wonder though, why isn’t the 8GB model being phased out? You would think that having a 16GB and 32GB model might make more sense. The idea is probably to offer two very different size configurations to appeal to a broader range of consumers. The jump from 8 to 16GB isn’t all that much for the extra cost, but 8 to 32GB certainly makes an upgrade to the larger model more diserable. Those that don’t mind streaming and cloud storage will likely flock to buy a sub-$199 Nexus 7, and the existing price point for the 16GB model is more than fair for a 32GB model.
Are you excited about the possibility of getting double the space for the same price as the original Nexus 7 16GB tablet?
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That makes no sense. They should get rid of the 8gb and keep the 16gb
They probably want to keep the 8GB model at the $200 price point. Maybe they can’t source 16GB NAND chips at the same price they’re currently paying for 8GB ones.
why aren’t more tablets designed w/ speakers on the front?
I’m pissed if they do this. I just bought my Nexus 7 a month ago. Would have loved a 32Gb model. Especially for the same price as what I bought my 16Gb !
Same, I just bought one a week ago!
same here, but I only bought mine 3 weeks ago, and I feel that I have been robbed and cheated, for if i had been asked, i would have waited for the 32GB version!
thats stupid should of been 16gb and 32 gb from the jump i rather get a samsung galaxy tab2 7.0 yea its a 8gb at 250$ but it has more features nexus is pure stock all i need is a sd card im good money
Lol, just bought my N7 a week ago. Sounds like I got it a month too early
Hope this is true, I’ve been using every ounce of will power I have to not buy a nexus for this very reason.
Initially I was pissed…but well since most of us who got this before october had $25 store credit an additional $10 credit… I suppose I’ll have to let it slide.
I’m considering to buy Nexus 7 , this make me think if i should wait. Since nexus 7 has usb port i guess external flashdrive can be used for additional storage.
From what I’ve heard, it’s not USB host, so no you can’t plug devices into it. That said, I’ve also heard you can root it and install a mass storage device driver to fix that problem. If true, why doesn’t Google do this? Take what I say with a grain of salt since I’ve no personal experience.
yes, with a software download you can use usb on the go ;-)
good thing i haven’t bought one yet :)
Nice. I am waiting now for 32gb version. :)
Excited about twice the memory at the same price? More like feeling scammed at being told couple months ago 16 was all I could get at any price, now the same price gets twice as much.