We started off October with a couple rumors about a new Nexus 7 variant, upping on-board storage from a maximum of 16GB to 32GB. Considering the lack of expandability, and how quickly a collection of music and videos can fill up more limited storage, the option for a much larger-capacity Nexus 7 sounds pretty nice, indeed. Just such a model appeared in the computer systems for a few retailers, and signs pointed to official availability later this month. This week, we’ve got what looks like the first spotting of a 32GB Nexus 7 in the flesh, reportedly sent to a user who ordered the 16GB version by mistake.
Even though a good chunk of that space is already taken up here, it’s clear we’re dealing with a tablet that’s much larger than 16GB. This pic comes from Japan, where the 32GB apparently arrived in the retail packaging for the 16GB model. Clearly, something got mixed-up along the way, but if these 32GB models are already in production, we really could hope to see them go up for sale in the coming weeks.
If you don’t need quite that kind of storage on your tablet, check out our contest to win an 8GB Nexus 7, running through the end of the week.