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The air is almost electric as we get ever nearer to the announcement of Android 4.4 and the Nexus 5. Of course, we don't know exactly when that will be, but tomorrow has been heavily rumored. Perhaps adding more fuel to that fire, Google has updated the Play Store listing for the Nexus 7 with a new interface better suited to selecting among multiple configurations.

2013-10-30 15_45_22-Nexus 7 (16GB) - Devices on Google Play

Now when clicking the link to the new Nexus 7, you'll get a page with drop-down lists to choose the storage size and connectivity. It's much easier to change up the device configuration than clicking on those tiles below the device image. The Play Store also helpfully gives you alternatives if you select a configuration that doesn't exist – for example a 16GB Nexus 7 with LTE.

2013-10-30 15_51_50-Nexus 7 (16GB) - Devices on Google Play

It's worth noting that the listing for the Nexus 4 hasn't been changed. Although, neither has the Nexus 10 as of now. We expect the Nexus 4 to vanish from the Play Store soon, but the Nexus 10's fate is less clear.

[Nexus 7 on Google Play]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • thechosenone

    Could this mean that the Nexus 5 Sprint version is going to be sold through the play store? Why else would they update that now with every thing new that is going on?

    • Dennis Ulijn

      Why can't this just mean that it's easier to choose between 16/32GB and black/white? Why does this mean anything Verizon-related?

      • Walkop

        Verizon... who said Verizon?

        • Dennis Ulijn

          Sorry, meant sprint... But basically, why must this mean anything carrier-specific?

  • darkdude1

    It is tiem.

  • Greg Nelson

    Trick or Treat, game on tomorrow, my gut sources tell me.............

  • http://www.innews.dk/ Erroneus

    "We're working to bring devices to more countries as quickly as possible"...

    Work harder Google, tired of getting ripped by LG and Asus.

    • Mathias Kenting

      This^

    • TheLastAngel

      They could ship to all of the EU without any problem. They CHOOSE not to.

      • Joey Colclough

        Indeed, Google European Headquarters are 100miles up the road from me, and all us Irish have got is Music, App's & Books.

        • Marc

          Lucky one. At least you got more than just Apps !
          Even Apple makes nearly all its ecosystem's services available by default.

        • jaduncan

          You also appear to be having apostrophes dumped on the local market!

  • Mariolego Carboro

    I am losing my mind waiting for the nexus 5. My wife and kids kicked me out because I can't stop talking about it

    • Mental_Moose

      Congrats. Now you have more money to spend on accessories for it :D

      • Crispin Swickard

        I got accessories in the mail for mine today. Its kinda hilarious to have screen protectors, and a case for a phone that still doesn't officially exist. Come on Google, my wallet is ready!

        • Simon Belmont

          I ordered a case and screen protectors for my Nexus 5, too. It's the first time I've ever ordered accessories for something that hasn't been announced yet.

          I've ordered accessories for devices I had on order, but hadn't taken delivery of yet, but never have I done what I said above. I really hope to see it launched tomorrow or the following day.

          • Crispin Swickard

            I do as well. having them sit on my desk every day will be a constant reminder I don't have it yet. The anticipation is maddening. Especially if an announcement doesn't go down tomorrow...

          • kathemv088

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        • Michael Lee

          It's going to be hilarious when it's the wrong size. xD

          • Crispin Swickard

            Normally the accessory makers get dummy units, and such to measure things up before the launch of devices. Should be fine, and all the cases, and such that Spigen makes are all pretty well reviewed.

        • Mental_Moose

          Hehe. I have to admit that I considered it, but I think I'll wait to see when the Nexus 5 is available her in Norway first.
          Since we can't order from the Play Store we have to wait for LG, which means days or months ...

    • Simon Belmont

      You, too?! I got the boot a few days ago.

      Haha. Come on, Google!

    • NinoBr0wn

      They were just getting in the way anyway. The Precious cannot be ignored.

  • Bionlc

    Tomorrow is the day. Very reliable source told me to expect an announcement tomorrow morning. This is the same source who has shared his fair share of leaks (chromekey and hammerhead). Take it to the bank.

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      Bionic? Is that you?

    • trickytree1984

      Well.... Now I am convinced

    • TheLastAngel

      Does this mean no press event?

      • Bionlc

        The Verge has their hands on this bad boy and is shooting a nice video. Think about how the nexus4 event was handled. Similar launch but different circumstances.

  • http://www.techniat.net/ Mahmoud Fawzi

    the page that i didn't get to see in both old and new UI :(

  • Aleksey_US

    This article header almost gave me a hear attack.

    All I was able to read was "Google Updates Play Store..."

    • Ricardo Steve

      You had a "hear" attack but then you "read". What o-o

      (kidding, and *heart)

  • Jsilvermist

    The best thing for times like these is this app for chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/page-monitor/pemhgklkefakciniebenbfclihhmmfcd

    And monitor this page :P https://play.google.com/store/devices

    If it wasn't for this app I probably wouldn't have gotten my Nexus 4 when I did. =)

    • Ray

      This is awesome. Thanks a lot. :)

    • angel_spain

      Me too. 2nd batch of Nexus 4 in Spain lasted only 8 minutes, thanks to that I purchased mine.

  • Hockey is overrated

    If the Nexus 5 is released tomorrow approximately what time would it show up on the Google Play store for ordering? I have to know because they block Gmail at work and I might fake a dentist appointment and take a couple hours off to run home and order a phone. :-)

    • Gandalf_Teh_Gray

      Bathroom then use your cell phone?

      • Hockey is overrated

        My current phone is a Samsung Galaxy S with Cyanogenmod on it. It's painfully slow.

        • Harsha

          Mean time you could visit this post and speed up your phone http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=46624565

          The phone is faster for me after that. However with low amount of RAM, multi tasking is still a horror.

          PS. Me too wwaiting with Samsung Galaxy S waiting for Nexus 5! It getting crazy waiting for the announcement.

  • Guest

    So I'm going to be the guy who talks about the actual story? I think they have this the wrong way around, it's rather stupid. In the UK, if you go to the Nexus 7 listing and then try and select the GSM/LTE model, it says it isn't available - because the site automatically picked the 16GB version. There is NO indication that switching to the 32GB version grants you a GSM/LTE option.

    Stupid. But whatever, rabble rabble Nexus 5 take my money kitkats etc.

    • Frederic Golz

      Working fine in germany, must be something with the UK store :/

  • TheLastAngel

    When I get my Nexus 5, I will stop checking rumors for a while.

  • droidtomtom

    Not sure why everyone says they don't know the date when Google posted on their Twitter with photo of kitkat's passport with Nov 3 2013.

  • gspida

    Could this be the setup for picking battery size and storage? Doubt it but it would be nice Happy Halloween :)

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