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8GB Nexus 7 Out of Stock at Google Play Store, 32GB Version Incoming?

The 8GB Nexus 7 is out of stock through Google Play as of today. The industry is jumping to claim that we may never see it again and that it will soon be replaced with the 16GB N7 for $199 followed by a 32GB N7 at $249. I’d tend to agree with that idea, especially after the number of 32GB Nexus 7 devices we have seen over the last couple of weeks. We were wondering if maybe the 16GB version would be disappearing, but this would sort of suggest that the 8GB model’s life has come to an end.

I don’t think anyone will miss it and its lack of storage. Bring on the biggin!

Via:  Google

  • gonecks1

    The 32gb will be $249, go to Office Depots website, l wouldnt call that insider info. I called my local store the other day, gave them the item #. They said their system doesnt show when the store is getting them but it shows the main wherhouse is getting 900+ on the 24th

  • JC Williams

    Check out another “Great Tablet” that recently launched and gives the Nexus 7 some serious competition by giving things it’s lacking, including a back camera and MicroSd memory cards — The Novo 7 Flame — is a 7 Inch tablet priced at $189, with 16GB, Android 4.1 O/S, a high resolution 1280×800 screen, Micro-SD portable storage, HDMI to view movies and media downloads on a TV in HD, Two Cameras – a 5 MegaPixel camera with AF & Flash, and a 2 MegaPixel Webcam; plus Bluetooth, Ethernet, WiFi and an option for 3G — if your not familiar with the company that makes it, Ainol Electronics, they’re an Award Winner for “Best Tablet of the Year” at CNET/Consumer Electronics Show 2012 – one of the first resellers it’s available at in the U.S. is at a site called TabletSprint –

  • techfan

    so I have to get my 8gb repaired, if one doesn’t exist anymore Asus will send me a 16gig one instead? … here’s hoping.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000002774924 Graham Green

    The 8GB model has been perfect for me. With most of my content in the cloud I have no need for more storage and I think a great many people are in the same boat so I find it puzzling that they would drop the SKU entirely.

  • paul_cus

    Didn’t know the 8GB didn’t go over well. I’m good with mine. Maybe it’ll be a collector’s item now, haha.

  • androiddict

    seriously??? I just got my 8GB a few weeks back… if i had known it was going to be replaced by the 16, i would have waited… C’mon Google, make it right. Please!!!

    • bakdroid

      Sucks to be you!

  • Chuck Finley

    I actually wanted them to keep the 8GB one at a cheap price $99 – $149, so I could gift some to family and friends.

    • Edwin M

      I wish, I would have totally bought my son one for xmas it was 150-160

      • michael arazan

        staples, gamestop, office depot, in st.L, have been out of 8 gb nexus 7’s for a month and said they will not be restocking with no reason why. Guess this is why.

    • Darian Fisher

      yea it costs about $150 to make the 8 gig model

  • jhjr24

    I have said from the beginning the only thing the Nexus 7 is missing is a micro sd card slot. With that the tablet would be next to perfect. I love this thing but knowing I will never be able to expand my memory, makes me feel limited in what I can do with it. From the beginning one of Androids best features has been the micro sd slot, and now more often than not Android is moving away from it.

  • Trevor

    Hey now, I love my 8GB Nexus 7. We’ve become best of friends.

  • Chris Malkiewicz

    Made more sense for them to drop the 8GB if you ask me. The gap from 8 to 32 would have been huge. Hats off to Google…if thats the plan!

  • nightscout13

    Personally, I think it’s wrong that in 2012 companies are milking the consumer by charging $50 for an extra 16GB of storage. This is 2012! You can buy a Class 10 64GB MicroSD for $44! WTF! Please save yourself a few bucks, and install a Micro SD slot. We are sick of these Apple pricing tactics.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Robson/1317522018 Chris Robson

      I would agree with you on any other device, but with the hardware they are giving in this price point I can’t.

    • JB

      I wish that google/Android would work out a way for the OS to use internal memory/SD card as a single hybrid drive. This would allow the painfree use that Google is striving for in its Nexus line while allowing upgrade-ability. Seems like this wouldn’t be that difficult.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacobr91 Jacob Ryan Gutierrez

    I’m not as upset about the move to a 32 GB model after I pre-ordered the second day of I/O. My 16 isn’t even filled up yet (I really have no idea what to fill it up with) and it’s extremely easy to clean up unwanted apps and files that I don’t think I’ll have to worry :)

    • Brent Cooper

      On my Xoom(32GB) I have 5GB music(not on wifi that often to stream it) as well as a few other games that are measured in GB’s. Also, I have about 100 apps installed. Add a few HD movies for the flight and its gone for me. I’m glad 16GB is plenty for you but I know I’m not the only one who can go through memory pretty quickly. I cant wait for the 32GB N7

  • nightscout13

    Insider info:
    16GB for $199
    32GB for $249

  • tanknspank

    Early adopters man…

    *stares longingly at his full 16GB Nexus 7 for those few more GeeBees…*

  • Bionicman

    would have been cool to get an 8gb nexus 7 for $150 but for the most part i agree, bring on the bigger sizes!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Robson/1317522018 Chris Robson

      Yeah I don’t need much storage at all I 48gb on my phone and its also a constant hot spot for my ancient 7″ galaxy tab when I’m not home.

  • evilstewie23

    I’m glad they got rid of the 8gb instead of the 16gb. Nice move by google that only makes consumers happier