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

October 29, 2012
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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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