Unless you're willing to rely on the cloud, the amount of built-in storage is paramount when picking out tablets like the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD, both of which neglect the user any easy way of adding expandable storage space. If you're a fan of the Nexus 7, you'll be happy to know that Google is rumored to be launching a 32GB model in time for the holidays. Currently the Nexus 7 is available in 8GB and 16GB flavors.
That information comes from IT Pro Portal, which received a tip from "someone with close links to Argos," a popular retailer in the U.K. According to the tipster's information, the 32GB Nexus 7 will launch overseas next month, but wait, it gets even better.
Assuming this information is accurate, the larger capacity Nexus 7 will slip into the 16GB model's pricing tier, selling for £199.99. The 16GB model will go the way of the dodo, while the 8GB Nexus 7 will presumably maintain its current £159.99 price point. There's no word if Google plans to do the same in the U.S. market, though it seems odd the search giant would focus its Nexus 7 upgrade strategy soley in the U.K.
None of this is set in stone, mind you, and we think it would make more sense for Google to ditch the 8GB model rather than the 16GB version, which would then match the two capacities Amazon offers on its Kindle Fire HD line (16GB and 32GB). Either way, we'll take the free capacity bump on the higher end model.
Serving as more proof that a 32GB Nexus 7 is in the pipeline, the folks at Android Police took a screenshot of Phone House's Spanish portal displaying a pre-release page for the higher capacity tablet, which has been pulled offline.