One of the few complaints that many people seem to have with the Nexus 7 is that is lacks sufficient storage to really be a media device. Google wants users to utilize its online media streaming services for content, but for many that simply isn’t enough. Plus, many games take up multiple gigabytes of space, so any use of the Nexus as a gaming tablet can quickly result in using up all the space in an 8GB or 16GB tablet.
Fortunately, it looks like this problem may soon be remedied by the release of a new 32GB Nexus 7. Rumors began to circulate yesterday based on a single leaked inventory shot, but today more retail listings seem to suggest the higher capacity tablet is real. The descriptions seem to vary slightly but probably aren’t final, and the price also isn’t consistent and shows up between $269 and $272.18. The $269 price seems a bit too close to the $250 16GB version to me, but perhaps Google doesn’t mind selling fewer 16GB tablets or will reduce the price of the 16GB version to around $229.
As long as the price doesn’t go over $300, I’m sure many users will find the higher capacity Nexus 7 a very useful thing, and the storage bump will likely earn Google some more users of their tablet. But if you’re fine with 8GB, you can also enter to win a Nexus 7 in our October Nexus 7 giveaway.