Google has postponed Monday’s Android event because of Hurricane Sandy, but it seems like 32GB Nexus 7 tablet is already in the wild. It has been reported by both Beta News and Droid Life that Google Office Depot had already begun carrying the 32GB version of Nexus 7.
It is expected that the gadget will be priced at $249.99, and the 16GB cost will be reduced to $199.99. The Google Play store still shows 16GB Nexus 7 tablet available at $249, while the $199 8GB version is listed as “Coming Soon”.
Earlier this month, a UK retailer Agros first confirmed the 32GB Nexus 7 tablet powered by Android 4.1, though it has been anticipated to be launched after some more days.
Rumors have been quite frequent in the run-up to Google’s fall Android lineup launch. A Nexus 4 smartphone is also ready to be launched from LG and Google soon. A strange news has emerged over the weekend of a Nexus 4 smartphone test gadget that was left in a bar in San Francisco. It looks like that this complete prototype moves into a bar meme and is becoming a yearly happening.
Till now, everything which was anticipated from Google to announce at the Monday’s postponed event seems to be checking out. A 10-inch Nexus 7 tablet is also going to launched, as this news was confirmed by Argos’ Christmas guide leak.
Regarding the 32 GB version of the Nexus 7 tablet, Reisinger said on last Thursday that:
Google has not confirmed that it will launch a 32GB Nexus 7. However, earlier this week, Apple announced an iPad Mini that is competing directly with the search giant’s tablet. Apple’s slate comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB flavors. The Nexus 7, with only 8GB and 16GB, looks rather slim on storage, in comparison.
That said, Google is winning on pricing. The $249 Nexus 7 is $80 cheaper than the starting iPad Mini price of $329. If Google delivers a 32GB Nexus 7 for the $249 price, it would put Google even further ahead on price.