29
Oct
nexus7

We've known it was coming for a while, but Google finally made the 32GB version of the Nexus 7 available. Like we expected, the company has done away with the 8GB variant and dropped the price point of the 16GB version accordingly, so the 16 is now $199 and the 32 will set you back $250. Not bad at all.

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For those on the go, however, El Goog also intro'd a version with on-board 3G. It's using HSPA+ and is compatible with over 200 carriers worldwide, including AT&T here in the U.S. The 3G-equipped N7 comes only with 32GB of storage and will cost $299.

Both new versions of the N7 will be available directly from the Play Store beginning on November 13th. Yay!

[Google Blog]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • TylerChappell

    So who else is glad that hurricane Sandy didn't totally ruin the day today? :D

    • jammer

      Ruined my day for a different reason.

  • http://btwnworlds.tumblr.com/ Lou G

    Even the Nexus 7 3G is cheaper than the iPad Mini Wifi only. Just sayin.

    • HellG

      AND double the size! this is insane who is going to buy that iFail mini now!?

      • http://btwnworlds.tumblr.com/ Lou G

        I know people that still will.

      • JG

        They're called iSheep....

        But seriously... A mate of mine tried Android back in the Froyo days & didn't care for it, went back to iOS (at least he tried)... I tried to talk him into trying it again, after ICS Android is a lot more polished & all that... But he still said he wasn't too impressed with it & is too invested in iOS now to really switch.... Which makes sense - he had an iPod Touch, an iPhone 3G and now 4, and an iPad, I'm sure he has a fair amount of money tied into apps and such. If he were to switch - even with the tablet being cheaper & running (IMHO) better software.... Having to rebuy all of the apps, etc to get the N7 on the same ground the iMini would be.... Though I don't think he'll be picking one up - he said it seemed like a rip-off when I asked him about his opinion on it when it was announced....

        • HellG

          and that's why they are called Ecosystems, remind him that a lot of the paid apps he got are available for free in android, if you can give him a device with JB to play with i'm sure he will jump from Apple's locked ecosystem

  • Mike D.

    Shame they didn't go with a Gobi MDM9215 for LTE connectivity.

    • JG

      I'm not too good with names.... Is that the chip that can support like 7 different LTE frequencies? Set the US version so it can get onto AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon & Sprint... Of course I'm not sure how well it'd handle dropping down to 3G though - if it could handle all of their frequencies or if it'd be limited to just AT&T or ...

  • Drayon

    O_o 300 for 32gb 3g?
    Wonder how soon it will take to be hacked to make phone calls.

  • DrBob27

    I feel like a mug for buying the Nexus 7 16GB for £199.

    • Alex Luckett

      I'm slightly annoyed too, but ah well. Products get better versions with time; it was to be expected really. Don't forget, we also for the £15 free credit :).

      • DrBob27

        True. I'm just wondering if I should sell mine while I can and maybe get some money towards the 32GB model.

      • sriks

        I bought the nexus 7 16 gig.. got the 15£ credit for 2 emails and sent it back due to screen flex issues... so a win win for more :)

      • TylerChappell

        Except this isn't some better version of a product with improved performance and battery life etc. It is the same damn product. They could have easily released a 32GB model even if it were for $300 when this came out, and that would have left plenty of room for the Nexus 10 at $399.

  • Aku

    Ordered one just now...been waiting for the 32 gb version for ages!

  • MQ

    The blog entry says the 3G version will be on sale 11/13 not 11/11.

  • http://www.facebook.com/flguillemette Francois Guillemette

    I would change my 16gb for a 32gb right away.
    Even if it cost me something like 50$.

  • Choi

    Nexus 7 3G's can call? who's know? Plz tell me, I wanna change my phone. :'<