One lucky Japanese customer gets 32GB Nexus 7 shipment before announcement

Daniel Bader

October 9, 2012 1:50pm

One lucky Japanese customer got twice the value he paid for when he received an as-yet unannounced 32GB Nexus 7 tablet. There has been speculation in recent days that Google would expand its low-cost tablet offering to include a 32GB version, as many modern games such as the newly-released Horn and A Bard’s Tale are upwards of 4GB each.

While it’s widely considered an iterative move for Google to expand its tablet offering to include a 32GB version of the Nexus 7, it looks like other things are at play here. Rumours of a $99 8GB version could mean that the 32GB could take over the $249 spot, bringing the 16GB version down to $199, just in time for Apple to launch its iPad mini.

Other rumours involve Samsung and Google releasing a Retina-quality 10-inch Nexus 10 tablet, something that would certainly get users and developers excited for Android tablets in a way they haven’t been since the launch of Honeycomb back in 2010. According to analyst Richard Shim, Google and Samsung are developing a 10-inch Nexus tablet with a screen resolution of 2560×1600, which would give the slate an amazing pixel density of 299ppi. The new iPad, by comparison, has a 9.7-inch 2048×1536 display and a density of 264ppi.

Source: Pocketdroid, CNET

  • Brody

    Redundancies in the post title!

    • Brody

      Nevermind, they fixed it

    • Dern

      What did it used to say?

  • js

    nokia 5190


      What the hell does that have to do with anything here?
      Anyways what a lucky little Asian, why can’t I get lucky ever geez. – KID ANDROID ( Team.Android.Canada)

  • Paul

    Just about to buy a galaxy note 10.1 and now they say Google and Samsung are developing a retina quality screen to go in a 10 inch tablet?!!! Wow…maybe I will hold off a little and see how it goes.

  • Dern

    If Google brought the 8gb Nexus 7 to $99 leaving nothing unchanged from the current 8gb model at $199 then I would be sold. Most of my content is in the cloud, I can live with 8gb.


    Wont happen (8gb for 99$ ) the LCD itself costs 100$ from Asus

  • Random Canadian

    And Ps3 cost over $1000 to make when they came out but sold for $699.
    Whats your point? If Google wants to eat a loss of say $30-60 on the low end units and make it up on the higher end ones whats to stop them?

  • ActivesiN

    I wish my nexus 7 had 32gb 🙁

  • 45

    I’m more than happy with my 8GB. I don’t generally stockpile too much stuff on my tablet to warrant the extra space. I think I’m only using about 2-3 GB on mine as it is, anyway, and that’s with a few albums on it even though I don’t listen to music on it..

  • Brody

    It said “One lucky Japanese customer gets 32GB Nexus 7 customer gets shipment before announcement” before

  • zzZZzz

    I called HAX. We all know that Japanese guy just disassembled the tablet and changed the storage to 32GB like nothing ever happened. /somestereotypesarefun