Just as the 8GB Nexus 7 gave way to 16GB and 32GB varieties, let’s hope that Google nixes the 8GB variant for its upcoming Nexus 5.
The company confirmed that the 8GB Nexus 4 is sold out for good, and will never return to market. Now, it’s likely that Google merely depleted inventory of the newly-discounted handset, but in keeping with tradition, it’s looking like the next-generation Nexus smartphone will be not be offered in such a small storage allotment. Out of the box the 8GB Nexus 4 had around 5.5GB available to the user, an amount that is becoming increasingly untenable, even with the proliferation of cloud storage. With the recent discounts in eMMC memory, Google is poised to offer the Nexus 5 in 16, 32 or even 64GB variants.
Google’s next Nexus — Nexus Next, perhaps? — will also probably offer LTE connectivity out of the box, as well as a 1080p display and a Snapdragon 800 processor. It will also most likely be the launch device for Android 4.4 KitKat.