The 8GB flavor of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet PC is no longer available for purchase through the Internet giant’s online portal, a clear indicator that a new variant of the device is set to become official in the coming days.
While nothing has been officially confirmed on the matter for the time being, rumor has it that Google and ASUS, the company that manufactured the device, are getting ready for the release of a 32GB iteration of the tablet PC
in less than a week.
Previous reports on the matter suggested that Google might make official not only the larger capacity model, but also a 3G-enabled one, and that both of them should be formally introduced on October 29.
The 32GB flavor of Nexus 7 is expected to replace the existing 8GB version, and the fact that Google has already retired the latter from the Play Store
appears to sustain this.
There is also a 16GB Nexus 7
model available for purchase at the moment, with a price tag of $249 (€191) attached to it. The 8GB model was priced at $199 (€153).
Following the launch of a 32GB version, the 16GB Nexus 7 is expected to see a price cut, having been sold the same as the 8GB flavor was until recently.
Unfortunately, there is no official confirmation on this, and all might prove to be nothing more than a simple rumor in the end.
Unveiled at the Google I/O in summer, Nexus 7 arrives on shelves with a 1.3GHz Tegra 3 quad-core processor packed inside, 1GB of RAM, and 8/16GB of internal storage.
The tablet sports a 7-inch touchscreen display, a 1.2-megapixel front camera, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, NFC, Micro USB 2.0, Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, digital compass, GPS, magnetometer and the like. Nexus 7 runs under Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean at the moment.
The aforementioned October 29 event is also expected to bring forth other Nexus devices
, including a 10.1-inch tablet PC, as well as smartphones coming from various manufacturers out there. Stay tuned for more on this.