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8GB and 16GB Google Nexus 7 models are out of stock at the Play store

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8GB and 16GB Google Nexus 7 models are out of stock at the Play store
Now ain't that a surprise: there are no more 8 or 16 gigabyte Google Nexus 7 tablets available at the Google Play online store. Both models are currently listed as "coming soon", with the option to enter your email and get notified when they are back in stock.

The reason for all this is, of course, anything but a mystery:  a new, 32GB Google Nexus 7 model is expected to land soon. Moreover, it will be priced at $250, or exactly as much as the 16GB variant retailed for until recently. Once the device is back on the Play store, the 16GB model will occupy the 8-gigger's $200 price spot. But what will happen to the 8GB Google Nexus 7 tablet then? Well, we aren't sure, to be honest. Some say it will be discontinued, but on the other hand, it might also be treated to a price reduction.

The 32GB Google Nexus 7 tablet was expected to be announced publicly tonight, along with a 10-inch model made by Samsung, but the event has been cancelled due to the severe weather conditions across the U.S. East coast. In case if a 16-gigger will satisfy your needs, you might be able to find one at a retailer's outlet for $200.

source: Google Play via CNET

The 8GB and 16GB Google Nexus 7 tablet models are out of stock at the Google Play store

The 8GB and 16GB Google Nexus 7 tablet models are out of stock at the Google Play store


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posted on 29 Oct 2012, 09:54

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1372; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


What is going to happen to the remaining 8GB versions

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 10:21 2

2. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Probably sell whatever is left since they only made a certain amount, the 16GB takes the 8GB spot and the 32GB takes the 16GB spot and the 10 incher comes in for a landing bringing some serious power and high end specs preferably at $400.

I always thought that the 8GB was a total waste of time, it's just too little considering how often we save things on internal memory, anyone would eat up 8GB with ease, 16GB is a better starting point. Looks like the Nexus keeps getting better as a deal and by now the manufacturing bugs have been ironed out, it's a great time to get your hands on one. The lady has been looking at the galaxy Tab but I told her it's better to wait around for the Nexus 7 and it's bargain prices and deliciously sweet Vanilla android experience. I just didn't want to spring for the 8GB for reasons I said above, but now it's a better situation.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 10:42

3. FoxDavis (Posts: 45; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


As of 8:40am pt, the play store says the 16gb model is not for sale at this time.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 11:03

4. Zero1u81 (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


My guess is that the 8GB will be reduced to the $99.99 price point we've been hearing about.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 23:44

5. xfire99 (Posts: 565; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


I take 2 of 32GB, thanks!

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