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Google Updates Nexus 7 Play Store Picture, Changes 16GB Model to “Not for Sale at This Time” and Removes Price

Since the Android event that was to take place this morning was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy, we were wondering whether or not we would see any changes in Google Play this morning. Many retailers across the country are now selling the 32GB Nexus 7 for $249 and the 16GB version for $199, so you would think that Google would have to change their own listing in some way. Well, they have, by making both the 8GB and 16GB models of the N7 no longer available. To take it a step further, the 16GB version is now listed as “Not for sale at this time” and the price for it has been completely removed. The 8GB model is still showing as “Coming soon!” and with a $199 price. 

On a related note, one of our readers also noticed that the photo for the Nexus 7 on the Google Play Devices page has been updated. It’s a photo of the tablet alright, but it’s showing a new variation of a wallpaper that was originally released with Jelly Bean. It’s also sticking out like a sore thumb with a fully white background that none of the other device pictures are using.

Changes are happening, we just don’t know when they will fully happen. Since the event was cancelled, you would think that Google is going to have to say or do something.

Via:  Google Play

Cheers Anthony and M!

  • john doh

    Play store is listing 16GB in stock at $199 for me.

  • ksat

    Don’t recall if this was posted previously or not, but, the Nexus 10 is up on the PLAY site as well..


    • DrewNusser

      Good find! That price kinda sucks though. I got my T-Prime for $399 for the 32GB version.

  • Corey Foltman

    Why wouldn’t they just hold it online from their office? yea, its not as cool as having an event. but at least they could still announce it without having to worry about getting caught in Sandy

  • Prediction:

    32 GB – $249 (Confirmed)
    16 GB – $199 (Confirmed?)
    8 GB – $199 (Plus 3G Radio – Google’s logic, “Who needs more than 8GB if you have the cloud”)

  • dmbterp

    Just picked up a 32gb nexus 7 from staples this morning once they had enough employees show up to open the store because of sandy. They had 3 of the new 32gb model including the one I bought

  • monkey082506

    32GB Nexus 7 is being picked up at lunch!

  • First Prime

    Want Nexus 7 now

  • First Prime

    no matter how hard I through my money at the screen, a 3G Nexus 7 still refuses to appear on my desk. This is not ok!

  • 4n1m4L

    And the Q is gone!! Nooo!!

    • znewman

      I really am hoping for a revamped Q with Google TV functionality.

      • 4n1m4L

        They wouldn’t really need to revamp it. It has everything you could ever want except for a ir receiver. All it needs is a software update. At least one to bring the promised seamless music…

        • Yep, it really does just need a software update. I hope it gets it as well. Really like the potential.

      • I am hoping for all android devices with HDMI output to have Google TV built in. Ideal for me!

  • znewman

    They yanked that picture pretty quick it seems.

    • Should still be showing.

      • znewman

        This is what I am seeing on 3 different computers in various browsers.

        • Jeff Tycz

          you probably have a cached version because its showing fine for me

          • znewman

            At time of posting I had flushed the cache of the page a few times. My guess is that it depended on which web server you hit.