32GB Nexus 7 now in stock at Staples

October 19, 2012

After countless rumors and no official word from Google, it appears that the 32GB Nexus 7 is now a reality. It appears that the device is now currently in stock at Staples. They are not yet on sale though and there is no indication when they will be. The reason Google has stayed so quiet about the upgraded memory capacity is undoubtedly due to the Android event scheduled for October 29th, where we will mostly like receive an official announcement.

The device appears to be exactly the same but with a higher storage capacity. In fact, the rumored price is set to be $250. That’s right, that’s the exact price that Google originally sold the 16GB model for. This clearly suggests that the 32GB model is set to phase out the 16GB model. Or perhaps Google will drop the price of the 16gb model and phase out the 8gb model.

Regardless, this could annoy some customers, especially those who bought the 16GB model at launch. What do you think about this move? If you bought a 16GB model, are you upset that you will soon be able to get double the storage capacity for the exact same price?

Comments

  • spectremANDROID

    I’m annoyed and waiting to see if the rumor of a Nexus 7 with cellular. Connectivity bears any fruit so that I can be DOUBLY annoyed because a N7 with cellular and WiFi would have been my ONLY choice, no matter which capacity or price point.

  • http://twitter.com/Forestinjersey #ForestEntertainment

    Not annoyed. Already have a buyer for my 16gb.

  • VicMatson

    This is what Android is all about, angering customers at every turn! Sure it’s going to anger people just like updateGate!

    • spectremANDROID

      I don’t think this is about Android. I think its more about marketing and business practices. Even understanding that the Nexus 7 was a big risk for Google, to not at least mention higher capacities or cellular connectivity options as future possibilities was just a tad underhanded.

      Android is not a problem. Its the way that OEMs handle Android that’s the problem.

      Not an attack. Just an observation.

  • Gene

    was it so hard to make a 32GB just a few months ago ?

  • oracledroid

    The Nexus 7 is so old news 16 or 32 gb!!, as Google is
    teasing us will yet another iteration of a device than can’t be upgraded. Instead
    android followers should wait and hedge
    their bets about the rumored Asus TF 500 (maybe Nexus 10), or a dual boot Win RT
    / Android device, or just wait ‘til next year when I predict the Asus TF 700 will drop
    significantly in price in anticipation of the next Ipad.

    • spectremANDROID

      Interesting suggestion, but had you considered that people who bought a Nexus 7 bought it because it was 7 inches and not 10 inches?

      Just asking.

      I certainly bought mine because I wanted a good spec 7 inch tablet that’s back pocket friendly rather than a full 10.1 inch tablet that is not.

  • androidoracle

    The Nexus 7 is so old news 16 or 32 gb!!, as Google is
    teasing with yet another iteration of a device than can’t be upgraded. Just
    look at the moved Nexus 7 with cellular ‘kaching’!!, Nexus 7 32gb ‘kaching’!!. Instead android followers should wait and hedge their
    bets about the rumored Asus TF 500 (maybe Nexus 10), or a dual boot Win RT / android
    device, or just wait ‘til next year when I predict the Asus TF 700 will drop
    significantly in price in anticipation of the next Ipad.

  • coke

    glad i waited picked up the 32G today,

  • Matt

    yes, I’m disappointed that they didn’t make the 32GB at the launch, which is when I bought my N7.. however it’s a great tablet, but still, I wish I had the 32GB now..I will definitely try to pick up a 32GB on craigslist whenever people start selling them there, and then sell my 16GB to try to get my money back.

  • Miles Whitford

    I got a 16 GB Nexus 7 from staples in mid august for $250. I thin I will return my 16 GB and get the 32 since it is the same price.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kent.tan.14 Kent Tan

    what about the 8 GB model I am using now?

  • Tom

    probably not buying another google product…they only pushed out 8 and 16 to push their cloud..

  • guest

    In my crystal ball, I envision Google also releasing or at least mentioning a device that competes with the upcoming Kindle Fire HD. Hmmm, maybe the mysterious TF 500? A scaled down version of the TF 700?

  • Hemo2

    Does the Nexus 7 support 5GHz wireless?

    • JavaKrypt

      No :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/tat2grrl77 Katee Wirth

    I’m disappointed about the timing of my 16gb then shortly after, welcome the 32gb. It’s a fairly typical scenario with new technology. I’m adapting & selling my 16gb to my mom so I can get the 32gb’s I truly need.