Well, that's one way to announce a new device. Today on Twitter, Japanese user @oppese posted two photos of a Nexus 7 tablet. The first photo shows the storage screen displaying 27.58GB of usable space (indicating a 32GB model), and the second shows packaging for a 16GB Nexus 7. We've heard before that some stores are setting up a place for the higher capacity Nexus 7 on their shelves, but it appears this unit was mistakenly sent to a customer ahead of the full launch.

n7storage n7package

Of course, it's not impossible to fake screenshots like this, but since we already have plenty of leaked info from retailers to corroborate, it's looking more and more like this device is real. Still no word out of Mountain View on when we might see this come out, or if any other versions will accompany it (3G Nexus 7, anyone?) but until then, at least we can feel pretty safe in the knowledge that Google will be bumping up the capacity. Given the lack of microSD card slot, it seems the least the company could do.

Source: Twitter (1), (2) via Liliputing

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexander-Drizzy-Rojas/100000186636833 Alexander Drizzy Rojas

    Hopefully this leads for the next nexus phone(s) to have at least a 32gb model. And hopefully when it comes out not months later, same thing with a different color.

  • http://twitter.com/SyncV2 SyncV2

    I still don't get how these things happen... I remember the HP Touchpad tablets being sold with Android on them.

  • http://twitter.com/Michael97F Michael Fordham

    I only got a 16GB version. Darn you, luck-of-the-draw!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rob.mahon Robert Mahon

    Hopefully they've fixed the lag problems when running low on storage space the 16gb models have.

  • SpamMe Here

    I have a friend who ordered two 8GB Nexus7 in one order directly from Google and received a 8GB unit and a 16 GB unit. Pretty sure he didn't call Google to complain :)

  • Jordan

    I ordered the 8GB and received the 16GB version.

  • Roph

    Still, no microsd slot = no buy. Get it through your thick skulls, manufacturers!

  • DrDoppio

    Fail! That could never happen to Apple!

  • Gish

    I picked one up at my local Warehouse Club in Illinois and it shows 27.58 gb of Total Space for storage. I believe it was labelled as the 16gb model. Price was about $245 or so, pre-tax. I'll doublecheck the packaging when I can.