It's not the first time Samsung will be doing it, but release of the purported GSM version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus with 32GB of internal storage kept being pushed, and now apparently proved too limited in demand for the company to release.
Expansys USA rep says they might have cancelled it altogether: "We've just been notified this morning that Samsung have dropped the Galaxy Nexus 32GB from production. At this time it looks like they will not be releasing it. Not good news at all.
Samsung did the same thing with the Galaxy S II
last year, when it determined that there won't be enough market for a more expensive 32GB model
. Well, the Galaxy S II has a microSD expansion slot, while the Galaxy Nexus doesn't so you are stuck with its 16GB of storage, but whatevs. Rumor has it that the pending introduction of Google Drive cloud storage service was the reason for Samsung's decision to nix the HSPA+ 32-gigger.
On a related note, the Galaxy Nexus for Verizon is rumored to arrive in 16GB white and metallic silver versions, so at least those on the Big Red network are covered both in terms of color options and as far as storage capacity goes. Not to mention that the 16GB versions might go for $199 from the carrier with a two-year contract.