Today we’ve had no shortage of announcements from Google. The company already gave us reveals of the LG Nexus 4 and the Samsung Nexus 10, along with more Android 4.2 details than you can shake a stick at, but the big G wasn’t content to just stop there. Google also revealed the long rumored 32GB Nexus 7, complete with Wi-Fi only and HSPA+ models.
Apparently, the 8GB model is going the way of the dinosaurs, with the 16GB model replacing it at the $200 price point. You know what that means – the 32GB Wi-Fi only model will come in with a $249 price tag. You’ll have to shell out a little bit extra for the 32GB HSPA+ model, as that one costs $299, but all things considered, that still doesn’t sound too bad. Even better is the fact that Google will offer the HSPA+ version unlocked, and the company says that the HSPA+ model should work on as many as 200 different carriers.
That certainly isn’t a bad deal, and aside from the increased internal storage and added wireless functionality in the HSPA+ model, you’re getting the exact same equipment. NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 chipset is still there, as is the 1GB of RAM. As an added bonus, though, these new Nexus 7s will come loaded with Android 4.2, the benefits of which we’ve already covered.
Our friends over at SlashGear point out that the 32GB Wi-Fi only model will be available at Google Play Stores in the US, UK, Japan, France, Australia, Germany, Spain, and Canada, along with retail stores such as GameStop, Walmart, and Staples. If you fancy the 32GB HSPA+ model over the Wi-Fi only variant, it’ll be available at all of the Google Play Stores listed above with the exception of Japan starting on November 13. Sounds like it might be time to finally take the plunge and get a Nexus 7, no?