When the first rumors broke out that Google would introduce a 32GB Nexus 7 model, many people assumed that Google would be keeping the 8GB an 16GB models in place, with the former to be sold at just $99.
A $99 Google Nexus 7 tablet would definitely be a great competitor for the competitors' iPad mini and entry-level Kindle Fire model, but Google did not keep the 8GB version around – in case you don’t know, Google made official the new Nexus devices just recently, 32GB 7-inch tablets included.
But does that really mean that Google isn’t ready to sell the Nexus 7 for just $99? According to Digitimes Research James Wang, an entry-tablet model is still in the cards for the company:
Since Google has prepared a full-range of tablet products, Wang believes the company's entry-level Nexus tablet, that has not yet been announced, will have the strongest influence on its competitors.
That’s all the information Digitimes provides on this yet-to-be-unveiled device, and considering the publication’s questionable track record on such rumors you shouldn’t get all too excited yet.
However, the same analyst predicts that Google will sell 19 million of Nexus units next year, or around “50% of non-Apple tablet shipments.”
No matter how many tablets Google sells next year, it will be interesting to see what Nexus model users will like better now that various versions are going to be available in stores, and yes, we’re counting the Samsung Nexus 10 too.
Would you buy a $99 Nexus 7 even if that meant compromising on storage?