Google and ASUS emerged as the top Android tablet seller in the past three months with an 8 GB and 16 GB Nexus 7 that are priced at $199 and $249, respectively. Now Google is reportedly working on a Nexus 7 that has 32 GB of internal storage and that would start shipping around October 24th. The Nexus 7 tablet released in July has been lauded for its powerful quad-core processor, high resolution display, built-in NFC, and Jelly Bean operating system, but hit for its lack of an SD card and cellular connectivity.
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- There have been rumors that Google and Asus are readying an October release of a Nexus 7 that would have 3G (or 4G LTE) cellular connectivity.
- An October launch of the new Nexus 7 variant could put the device up against Apple's iPad mini, Apple's first 7-inch iPad, as well as the Amazon Kindle Fire 2.
Google definitely needs to bolster the Nexus 7 to better compete against the iPad mini and the Fire HD. And the Surface will also launch at the end of October.- Bogdan Petrovan, Android Authority
Is Google revamping the Nexus 7? 32GB and 3G-equipped models rumored for mid-October
Google definitely needs to bolster the Nexus 7 to better compete against the iPad mini and the Fire HD. And the Surface will also launch at the end of October.
- 32GB Nexus 7 rumored to ship October 24th
- Tech Radar
32GB Nexus 7 could ship Oct. 24
To be fair, though, these listings could be old - back from before Google revealed there would only be 8GB and 16GB models - or they could be reactionary, created after the initial Carphone Warehouse leak on Thursday.
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