Nexus 7 revamped: 8GB version dropped, new 32GB + 3G model goes for $299

October 29, 2012

    Today, Google announced the new (well, new if you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks) Nexus 4, a sleek 4.7-inch smartphone based on LG’s Optimus G, and the Samsung-made Nexus 10, a 10-inch tablet that features an amazing 2560 x 1600 resolution and the mighty Exynos 5250 processor.

    Along with the stars of the day, the Nexus 7 – now the middle child of the Nexus litter – received an update, which is pretty much in line with our predictions from a few weeks back.

    The 8GB Nexus 7 was dropped, and replaced by the 16GB model as the base configuration. The Nexus 7 16GB now costs $199, while the newly introduced Nexus 7 32GB costs $249. That’s no surprise – rumors have been suggesting these changes for months now, and several retailers have jumped the gun and put the 32GB Nexus 7 for sale early.

    But that’s not all – Google also unveiled a 32GB+3G Nexus 7, “which can operate on more than 200 GSM providers worldwide, including AT&T in the US”. The 3G Nexus 7 costs $299 and it’s available unlocked. However, Google sells the cellular-enabled tablet with a pre-installed SIM from either AT&T or T-Mobile. Customers will have to go to the carriers themselves to set up their plans.

    Besides the new HSPA+ connectivity, the new 32GB 3G model is identical to the non-cellular models. The device will become available on November 11, from the Play Store and various retailers.

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    Comments

    • Noel

      IS THE 3G MODEL ALSO WIFI CAPABLE (3G/WIFI)??

      • misteryoshi02

        Yes it is.

    • Markos

      32GB/3G Nexus 7: 230.12€ iPad Mini 32GB/LTE: 430.23€ LOL!
      Guess which one I’m getting. Especially since (I’m sure) Apple will announce a few months later a retina A6 iPad Mini for the same price.

      Come on Apple, really?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=698333062 Alex Chambers

      Doubtful that the 3g sim will be pre-installed. Google has instructions on their site on how to load & change it. Only question is how will it use a micro-sim in the US? Most At&t and T-Mobile devices do not use a micro-sim.

      http://support.google.com/nexus/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2802869&topic=2781839&ctx=topic

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