Aaron PereiraOct 09, 2012 12:03:36 IST
Over the past few weeks rumours about Google and Asus readying a 32GB variant of the Nexus tablet have surfaced. A Japanese customer, who ordered the 16GB variant of the tablet, was sent a 32GB model, apparently by mistake. This indicates that the Nexus 7 will indeed be shortly available in 32GB capacity.
The Japanese customer posted a photo of the tablet on Twitter, claiming he ordered a 16GB model but received a 32GB one, which is officially now the maximum capacity available for this tablet.
To be launched in a 32GB storage option soon
A few days ago a screenshot appeared online, showing an inventory listing of the 32GB Nexus 7. This leak indicates that the 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet comes with a higher storage capacity, and the listing of the screen protector of the Galaxy Nexus 2 could mean that the launch of the handset could potentially be around the corner.
The Google Nexus 7 tablet was announced at the Google I/O 2012 event. Google has added a lot of high-end hardware to the mix, and has kept the price down to a minimum by pricing it at $199 for the base model, which comes in a storage capacity of 8GB. This tablet, manufactured by Asus is designed to not only take on Apple’s highly successful iPad, but will also pose a stiff threat to the Amazon Kindle Fire and Google aims to tackle the competition better with its pricing strategy. The Google Nexus 7 tablet is available in two storage capacities - 8GB and 16GB - and the brand has priced it extremely competitively at $199 and $249, respectively.
As far as connectivity is concerned, there Google Nexus 7 tablet does not come equipped with 3G connectivity, in order to keep the price to a minimum. The connectivity options found on this flagship Google Nexus 7 tablet, include Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth and NFC capabilities. This tablet also comes with Google Wallet pre-installed. As for the camera featured here, it comes as no surprise that Google has just added only a front-facing camera that can be used for video calls, but what is interesting is that this camera can shoot HD 720p videos.
When it comes to the size, this 7-inch tablet measures 198.5 x 120 x 10.5mm and weighs 340 grams. These dimensions allow it to go head-to-head with the Amazon Kindle Fire. The Google Nexus 7 will be the first device running on Google’s latest operating software, which is Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean). As for the availability, consumers from the United States, Canada, Australia, and the UK can pre-order the tablet from the Google Play store.
So from the looks of it, it appears that one will now have the option of a 32GB Nexus 7 set to be released in the near future. This news comes at a very appropriate time as it is believed that Apple will launch a smaller iPad to take on the Nexus 7. With a 32GB version, Google will definitely have more firepower in its arsenal to take on Apple.
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