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32GB Nexus 7 Shows Up on Reseller Site, Could Ship October 24

Yesterday, we showed you a screenshot from a Carphone Warehouse store that listed out a 32GB version of the Nexus 7, giving the world hope that Google was preparing another model of their popular Android tablet. Today, one of our readers noticed that in a purchasing system of theirs, that a 32GB version of the Nexus 7 was also listed, prompting them to call their reseller to find out more details. 

As you can see, the price from resellers is listed as $259.92, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will retail for $300 or higher should Google sell it. Because if you look at the price for the 8GB model, it sits way above its Google Play price of $199. So don’t take the pricing here as gospel. In fact, ignore it.

What our guy was able to find out, is that his reseller is expecting to receive shipments of the 32GB Nexus 7 some time around October 24 and that this is a “special model.” It’s anyone’s guess as to what that means. The good news is that this is a second sighting in as many days.

Cheers K!


  • Anyone else notice the “brown” nexus 7 option in the middle? O.o

  • BroRob

    Looks like my kid is going to get my 16G N7 if this is true. I’ll upgrade to the 32G.

  • Tom

    kinda unfair for early adopters..hopefully google will offer an upgrade option or at least a 20dollar refund..

    • Compeyson

      My goodness, since when is an updated model not supposed to be released because of “fairness?”

      Are you kidding me? Should we also not release newer updated models of cars mid-cycle (which happens – often) simply because it would hurt someones feelings?

      • PC_Tool

        Hey, the whining of the entitled worked for the Apple tards…they all got their refund. Why can’t it work for entitled Android users as well?

      • Tom

        not when the initial release is full of kinks and the “updated” model were feasible in the first place..

  • Heartless12

    Yes I’ve been waiting for this…….. Definitely getting it

  • sam son

    Does anybody know if the nexus 7 will ever have a keyboard dock?

    • Raven

      No, but there are several 3rd party cases available for the N7 that have a blue tooth keyboard built in.

  • Taylor Daniels

    I still have enough space on my 16 gb, and this is what people wanted so this is good news for some.

  • Lte_Addict

    oh well…keeping my nexus 7 16g, google more than likely did this for 2 reasons 1. to give more options for customers or 2. to directly compete with the ipad mini because we all know apple is going to release an 8g, 16g, and 32g, maybe even 64g knowing them smh. but go google, lets hear more about this new nexus phone, cant wait to dump my s3 for a pure nexus

  • TheDrunkenClam

    ** Smashes wallet against computer screen **

    • CopierITGuy

      That might work if you had NFC in your wallet! 🙂

  • Alex Murphy

    I think we’ll see the 8GB price drop to $149 in response to the iPad mini, with 16GB at $199 and 32GB at $250.

    • PhillipCun

      THIS might be true. there were rumors of google releasing an even cheaper tablet.

      • hkklife

        I’d like to see that happen but I think the BoM for the 8Gb N7 is still a little high to allow for that $150 figure, unless Google ups their subsidy a bit to Asus. Which I suppose could still happen, now that the $25 Play Store promo offer has ended. How low can they go and still call it a “Nexus”? No, I think it’s for the best for all parties involved to not get started in a race to the bottom. Simply EOL the 8Gb, drop the 16Gb to $200 and fix its lag issues ASAP, and bring out the 32Gb at $250. That puts ’em right on par with B&N and Amazon and makes everyone happy.

        After seeing the pricing of the new 4″ iPod Touch, I think it’s safe to say the iPad Mini will probably launch at $349, so Google has ’em beat on price and screen resolution at the very minimum.

    • r0lct

      I would htink more in response to the Kindle (non-HD) dropping under $200.

  • Guillermo Rascon

    interesting. by october 24th we’ll know if there really is such a thing as the ipad mini. nice timing

  • PalmerAdam

    Tired of hearing the early adopters complain… please just return it or deal with it

  • Gnex

    Perhaps the ‘special model’ will come preloaded with Android 4.2…

    • Matthew Merrick

      that would actually make sense 😀 release it alongside the new nexus (nexii?)

    • It’s still a Nexus, the update will likely be ready for the 8 and 16 before stores even open.

  • Butters619

    $250 and I’m in no questions asked take my money.

  • sgtguthrie

    It kind of reminds me of the Razr Maxx coming out a few months later… Damn it!

  • Trevor

    Hmmm, 16GB for $260.80 or 32GB for $259.92? Decisions, decisions.

  • Charlie

    Kinda stinks, but as long as there are no other changes, I am totally content in keeping my 16gb. Not worth the hassle to me to sell and re-setup a new tablet.

  • shecalledmejay

    So is there news on a 10inch version?

    • Michael_NM

      No. If there was, this probably wouldn’t be.

  • Mack

    If it also has an MHL capable micro usb port then I will Get rid of my 16GB Nexus 7 and buy one. If not then no deal. My N7 has zero issues and I’m not going to risk it just for more storage.

    • Justin W

      What about a Tegra 3+, like the one the HTC One X+ is going to have? That would be something I’d trade mine for.

      • Mack

        True. Basically unless they add something in addition to more storage capacity, I’m not going to bother getting a new one.

    • hippo

      Same here. MHL (or some form of output) is the only thing I miss on my nexus.

      • hkklife

        If it’s just a storage bump and a brown back panel, I will probably pass.

        There’s really no technical reason they could not bump up the 32Gb N7 to include a higher-clocked Tegra 3, have MHL video output and a slightly bigger capacity battery. All of those changes could easily be accommodated by the chipset & the existing form factor and might be enough to push some existing N7 users to upgrade.

        I’d also love a rear camera and MIMO dual-band wifi but that is asking too much and/or would require tooling changes.

        • PhillipCun

          Well if the screenshot is real, its still a terga 3… I agree if it has MHL i’d switch

          • hkklife

            I didn’t mean a switch from the Tegra 3…I meant to a higher-clocked T3. The N7 current has the slowest Tegra3 variant, the 1.2Ghz T30L. The regular T30 is clocked at 1.4Ghz and has a faster GPU as well. That might be a nice bit of future-proofing for running whatever comes after JB. But the N7’s real bottleneck is its wifi and the I/O performance of the NAND, not the SoC.

  • Dave Sloboda

    I’ve been planning on getting one for myself as a birthday present this month…looking forward to an official announcement from Google & ASUS!

  • I’ve been holding out on buying one the past two weekends because I want to wait for a better display. I wonder if it wont happen until a year after the originals release though. Tough decision to make.

    • Mapekz

      At best we’re going to get a larger capacity version with possible HSPA+. If you want better specs you may have to wait for next year’s Nexus tablet.

      • Yeah that’s what I was thinking. At the same time with the $99 tablet before end of year rumor I was thinking maybe they’d roll out a new high end one too. I guess if I waited that long, then I’d probably push myself to wait until the year mark and see what they had to offer. Always a waiting game with that mentality though.

        • Michael_NM

          Quit waiting Timoh. When you see how much fun the N7 is, you’ll kick yourself for not getting one sooner, and that could hurt.

          • Well now I have to at least wait for news on the 32!

          • Ryan C

            Same boat.

    • PC_Tool

      Same boat. I really want a larger display, but this is going to be hard to pass on.

  • CivilDroid

    GGrrrreat…. i just bought a 16GB less than two weeks ago… may have to check the return policy.

    • Justin W

      I believe it is actually 14 days from Google. Not sure about retailers though.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Son of a…

    • Michael_NM

      … Nexus 7 16GB. Or is that big brother?

      • EvanTheGamer

        Neither. 😉

  • pardon me, I need to go get something to wipe up the new puddle of drool this just created.