Nexus 4 from LG was not the only new device that Google unveiled on Monday when making the new Android 4.2 operating system flavor official.
The company also announced that Nexus 7, the first tablet PC to have been added to the popular Nexus lineup, will become available in a new, high-end capacity version, namely 32GB.
The new device model has been long rumored to arrive on shelves before the end of this year, and it does not come as a surprise that Google finally made it official.
The internal memory bump was the only change that Google and ASUS, the manufacturing partner for the tablet, made to the device.
“Nexus 7 brings you the best of Google–YouTube, Chrome, Gmail, Maps–and all the great content from Google Play in a slim, portable package that fits perfectly in your hand,” Google explains.
Following the launch of the 32GB variant
, the 16GB Nexus 7 model dropped to $199 (€154), just as previously rumored. The new iteration of the tablet PC was announced with a $249 (€193) price tag next to it.
Additionally, a 3G-enabled variant of the 7-inch tablet PC will hit shelves in the coming weeks, with 32GB of internal memory packed inside, Google announced.
This Nexus 7 variant will pack support for HSPA+ mobile connectivity, and will offer support for the networks of over 200 GSM operators around the world.
“But we also wanted to make this highly portable tablet even more mobile. So we added HSPA+ mobile data. Nexus 7 is now also available with 32GB and HSPA+ mobile ($299), which can operate on more than 200 GSM providers worldwide, including AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S,” Google said.
The Wi-Fi-only flavor of the 7-inch tablet PC
will be available for purchase beginning with November 13 in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan. Retailers such as Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples and Walmart will also pick it up.
The new Nexus 7 with 32GB and mobile data will be available for purchase starting with November 13 via the Google Play store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada, priced at $299 (€230) and unlocked.