A version of the Google Nexus 7 with 32GB of storage is reportedly going to launch soon. This could be part of a drop in price for the current versions of this tablet.
There have been a number of rumors about this device recently, whitch will allegedly be added to the 16GB and 8GB versions that launched over the summer. And it may have gone beyond the rumor stage — reports on the Web indicate some shoppers have managed to convince Staples stores to go ahead and sell them a Nexus 7 32GB.
Intriguingly, the price these people claim to have paid for this product is $250. That’s what Google is currently charging for the 16GB version of this tablet, indicating that the two earlier versions are likely about to see a price drop.
Google has an event scheduled for Oct. 29 during which it plans to make some form of Android-related announcement. A 32GB version of the Nexus 7 is almost certainly going to be on the docket, but other announcements could be as well.
Google Nexus 7 Overview
The first tablet to bear the Google name was also the first with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), the most-recent version of this operating system. It is built around an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor with a quad-core CPU and 12-core GPU, plus 1GB of RAM.
The Nexus 7, logically enough, has a 7-inch touchscreen. This has a 1280 x 800 resolution with a 216 ppi pixel density.
It depends on Wi-Fi for Internet access, as there’s no cellular-wireless version. It also includes Bluetooth, NFC, and GPS.
Other features include a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera but no rear-facing one. There’s also a 4,325mAh battery good for 9 hours of video and 300 hours of standby, according to Google.
You should read our review of the Google Nexus 7 before you buy one.