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Carphone Warehouse Expecting a 32GB Nexus 7?

What was and probably still is the biggest complaint over the Nexus 7? Storage. With 8GB and 16GB models as your two options, and no microSD slot to allow you to add to that, many of you have had to find ways to obsessively manage your storage for the first time on a smart device. One or two TV shows downloaded plus an HD level game, and 8GB is gone in minutes, especially since 2.5GB is taken up by the system.Well, what if a 32GB version was finally on the way? 

According to a screenshot we received that is purportedly out of Carphone Warehouse in the UK, a listing for a 32GB variant of our favorite tablet has appeared. No price or release date was included. Also keep in mind that we see products act as place holders all of the time in system likes these, so this doesn’t necessarily mean the device is imminent or that it will ever see the light of day.

Then again, both Amazon and Barnes and Noble released new versions of their tablets in 32GB sizes at ultra low prices. Maybe it’s time that Google does the same? We would certainly welcome in a 32GB version, assuming the price can be kept down.

On a side note, does that say “Samsung Nexus 2”?

Cheers KCR!

  • Nexus 7 coming in brown?

  • Fry

    Shut up and take my money!!!!

  • J Nano

    Son ova buthole.. why are they releasing the 32gb now…. i feel like Google is following apples footsteps in marketing… can i get a “NO”

  • JustTrollin69

    How is this article talking about the Nexus 7 32gb while Nexus 2 is a side note, come on!

  • EvanTheGamer

    Noooooooooo! Damn, I’d have to sell my Nexus 7 16GB so I could buy a N7 32GB. Damnit.

  • I’d buy THAT for a DOLLAR!

  • Josh Flowers

    8GB drops to $149 to compete with Kindle Fire,
    16GB drops to $199,
    32GB comes in at $249

    come on Google

  • KCR

    Hey guys, KCR here, I sent this screenshot to Droid-Life.

    The “Nexus 2” invisishield is our product code for the Nexus S screen protector. My guess is that it was listed on the system before the “Nexus S” name was known, when it was known that Samsung were making the sequel to the Nexus One.

    I perhaps should have said that in the original submission. Apologies!

  • brando56894

    I do regret jumping for the 8gb since it was available sooner than the 16gb. I would jump on the 32gb in a heartbeat, that would be perfect for the tons of games that I have along with all of my TWRP and Titanium Backups. I had 32gb in my tf101 and I barely ever used all of it but its better to have more than not enough!

  • r0lct

    Hopefully in preparation for the incoming iPad Mini they make the $200 option 16GB and the 32GB $250.

  • MKader17

    Hmm I wonder if this will make Nexus 7 8gb and 16gb prices go down.

  • Nexus 2? Hooray a 2 inch Nexus 😉

  • Bigwavedave25

    Yup, a 32Gb model is just what I am waiting for!

    • JoshGroff

      I jumped at the 16 on release, no regrets here. 32 would have been awesome though, could have my music and apps. But then my G-Nex would have no purpose. :/

  • Southrncomfortjm

    I’ve gotten pretty used to the 16gb, though I definitely wouldn’t complain about 32gb. Most of the gaming I do on my N7 is through Onlive, so I don’t need storage on my machine to make that work. I’d really like to see a 10 inch Nexus with 32gb of storage with optional keyboard dock for $300 ($125-$150 for the dock). I’d buy that no questions asked.

  • ddevito

    The Nexus Chocolate :p

    • NexusMan

      The retail version has always been listed as “brown.”

  • Bryan

    I would love to see the 8GB bumped dowen to $149, the 16GB at $199 and a new 32GB at $249. The 16GB would be perfect for my kids and I want to get them each one for Christmas. Saving $150 would be awesome!

    • Detonation


    • JoshGroff

      There will probably be some nice Black Friday deals even if it’s not permanently lowered.

  • Greyhame

    The 25 cent extravaganza pushed my poor 16 GB N7 to the limit. I was buying apps simply because I couldn’t help myself… each days onslaught of apps was less than the price of a cold beer.

    Then I experienced that slowdown at less than 3 GB storage left. I cleared my cache tho, and that cured it. Anyone else experience this?

  • I’ve seen this posted on the pcconnection/govconnection website for about a week now… if you search for asus nexus a 32gb version is shown, just unavailable for order…

  • MikeSaver

    Whatever happened to that Nexus 7 pogo dock? I would buy that, right now.

  • Specialized425

    Who cares when you have Stickmount or Nexus media importer with an OTG cable. The possibilities are endless!

  • The 16GB Nexus 7 seems to be doing just fine for me storage wise. Moved to mostly cloud storage and space hasn’t been an issue.

    • NexusMan

      16GB was fine for me until Google Play’s recent 25 cent sale. I bought both The Dark Knight Rises game as well as Horn, and because of those two massive games, I ran out of space for the 1st time. I had to delete all of my on device music and a few apps so Horn could finish downloading. (And I don’t even have lot of apps on my Nexus 7, in comparison to my phone.)

      • JoshGroff

        I had to remove my music a while ago, but at least it makes more sense to use my G-Nex as my music player. I now have ~12GB of apps. (Horn, 3.5GB Bard’s Tale, Batman, CoD:Zombies, etc.)

  • mike

    Invisishield for nexus 2??!?!

  • Too late. And I’m not trying to be pessimistic. I absolutely love my Nexus 7. And storage actually hasn’t been a major issue. That being said; if I were offered a 32gig for $50 more than my 16gig variant? I probably would have jumped on it.

  • Mat Collins

    One can only hope!

  • Wish the 32gb version came out sooner…

    • Raven

      Me too, since I already bought the 16GB one for myself. But, if a 32GB one comes out, the wife may be getting this one.

      Does anyone know what happens with paid apps if you remove the primary gmail account and put on a different one (to switch it over for her use)? Do they still work but just can’t update anymore, or do they quit working? Has anyone ever migrated a tablet over to another user without doing a wipe to see how smooth/rough it goes?

      • Paid apps will directly travel from device-to-device with your Google account. All of my Droid X-purchased apps are running great on my Galaxy S3.

        • JB

          He meant that if he gave the device to his wife, would it keep all of the same apps.

          I would just leave your account at the primary and just remove your gmail/email accounts (unless you suspect your wife might run up a big google play bill).

          • You’re right! A failure of reading comprehension on my part. In that event, you can leave your account linked to the old device as the Play Store allows you to log in on different accounts. I did this while my wife was briefly using an OG Droid.

  • How was the Samsung Nexus 2 overlooked?

    • Greg Morgan

      I was just getting ready to ask that, but you beat me to it!!

      • NexusPhan69

        Same here. First thing I saw.

    • It wasn’t, we just don’t know if that means anything. It’s also an Invisishield accessory, so it could mean a 2nd version of their screen protector or who knows. Accessory companies get things wrong all of the time. 😛

      But I added a note at the bottom, just to spark conversation.

      • Probably the Galaxy Nexus. Samsung Nexus S (1) Samsung Galaxy Nexus (2)

    • Nexus 2 would be far more exciting to me too.
      Also, looks like the Nexus7 32gb model will be brown in color.
      Personally, I wish I had the white one that Kellex shows off every now and then.

      • NexusMan

        Unlikely it will actually be brown, for some reason, the retail ones that we all have has always been characterized as “brown” too…check the box.

        • mplacido9

          Actually it would be brown. You are right though about all the retail ones saying that they are brown. Its because they are brown. If you look at the rubberized back closely you can see that it really is dark brown and not black. You can see it better in certain lighting, but it really is brown.

          • EvanTheGamer

            Wrong. The Nexus 7 is not brown, it’s black…doesn’t even bloody look brown to me. Maybe to you, but not to me. And don’t even think about telling me to get my eyes checked, my eyes are fine. lol

          • mplacido9

            Actually you’re wrong. The Nexus 7 is brown. Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean its not true. Maybe you are more color blind than I am? Like I said earlier, its difficult to see because it is a dark brown. Its easiest for me to tell when I look at it in bright florescent light. Go look at it on display at a retailer and you’ll see what I mean. Anyway, Asus wouldn’t officially list the color as brown if it were black.

          • NexusMan

            Yea….never looks brown unless I look at it closely under the florescent lights of the train….but I do kinda agree that if it doesn’t look it…its not. Because after all, color is defined by perception, and if the normal eye in the majority of lighting perceives it to be black…than it is black, because that is what the eye sees.

      • JoshGroff

        I kind of want the white I/O one, but the 8GB of storage would kill me.

      • TheDrunkenClam

        I don’t care… I want one right meow!