September 2, 2014

Google intros new Nexus 7 options

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The hits keep coming today as Google has introduced its newest versions of the Nexus 7 tablet.  As we’d come to expect over the last few weeks, the 16GB version of the Asus tablet has been dropped down to $199 to make room for a larger, 32GB capacity model.  The new offering is listed at $249.99, or the same price that the 16GB edition was just one day earlier.  In a related note, we can expect to see the tablets offered across retail partners such as Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, Walmart.

Today also sees Google unveiling a version of the Nexus 7 with a  (HSPA+)data connectivity, giving us the 32GB model as an unlocked device at $299.  Look for that to show up on November 13 in Google Play stores for U.S. (AT&T), U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and  Canada.

  • Nexus 7: 16GB for $199 and 32GB for $249; available in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan, and also through our retail partners Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, Walmart.
  • Nexus 7 with 32GB and mobile data: $299 and unlocked, on sale 11/13 in the Google Play store in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and  Canada.

Where’s the 8GB model in all of this?  Nowhere to be found on Google Play.  It’s unclear whether this will ever resurface down the road or with a lower ($99?) price tag.

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. To give you more room for all that great content you can now get Nexus 7 with 16GB ($199) or 32GB ($249) of storage. 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 in the US.