By Stephen Schenck | October 23, 2012 7:07 PM
Head on over to Google Play, and you’ll see the 16GB Nexus 7 selling for $249, just like normal. If you were looking for an 8GB model, however, you’ll notice Google has the tablet listed as out-of-stock, with the company offering interested customers the opportunity to leave their email addresses for updates when the 8GB Nexus 7 is available for sale once again. Will it really be coming back, though, or is this the first step towards replacing the 8GB with the 16GB, and introducing the 32GB model?
The 32GB Nexus 7 is one of the worst-kept secrets around, and after numerous rumors, leaks, and finally pictures of the tablet in the wild, its arrival is essentially confirmed. With a Google event coming up for next Monday, you can bet that the new Nexus 7 will be a part of the festivities.
What we didn’t know earlier was what the 32GB version would mean for existing models. Would it replace the 16GB model, replace the 8GB, or just be a new third option?
Some recent retail leaks have suggested that the 8GB model is on the way out, and only the 16GB and 32GB versions will be available in the future. If that’s indeed the case, the 8GB Nexus 7 may have already left the Play Store for good.