Google Nexus 7 16GB price cut before 32GB release

Next week Google is holding an event being titled ‘The Playground is open’, and the company is expected to unveil a whole host of new products along with a new version of its mobile operating system. The Nexus 7 has been the centre of a lot of speculation recently that has included the release of a 32GB version, and now retailers are cutting the price of the 16GB model ahead of any announcement next week.

Only yesterday we told you that the 8GB version of the Nexus 7 had disappeared from the Google Play Store, and now according to Android Headlines some retailers in the UK have begun dropping the price of the 16GB model. Electrical retailer Currys will now sell you the device for £189.99, which is down from the previous price of £199.99.

Rival retailer Comet has also dropped the price for the 16GB Nexus 7 to £179.99, which may be only a saving of only £20, but if 16GB is enough storage space for you it makes a great saving. This ties in with previous reports of another UK retailer Argos selling the new 32GB Nexus 7 for the £199.99 price mark the 16GB version originally sold for.

Currently it doesn’t seem the price cuts have made their way over to the United States with Amazon selling the 16GB model for $268.93. The Google event takes place in New York City and some of the details of the event have already been leaked and the company now has the iPad mini to contend with in the smaller tablet PC market, even though the pricing for the Apple product is quite a bit higher.

If you are planning on getting a new tablet device this is a great time to be laying out some cash, and if you have set your heart on the Nexus 7 a bargain is now becoming possible, but only if 16GB of storage is enough.

Will you be getting a Nexus 7 in the coming weeks?


13 thoughts on “Google Nexus 7 16GB price cut before 32GB release”

  1. Corum_uk says:

    Count me in. I’ll be picking up a 32gb on day 1. Micro SD slot would have been preferable but 32gb on board and option to use an otg cable to connect an external thumb drive will suffice.

  2. Bigjom says:

    Will definitely be upgrading to the 32GB. but does anyone know if there will be an option of a trade-in for the 16GB, I’ve only had it couple of months???

  3. Random says:

    My mum just bought me the 16GB from the States a few days ago, thinking it would be cheaper than the UK. I need to find out how much she spent (Best buy was charging over $300) but looks like the UK is definitely cheaper now!

  4. Why on earth would you buy a ipad mini when this is out? Better hardware, OS, and standardised micro USB slot.

    As for memory if it’s just used for steaming (all music and movies are stored on your NAS) then 8GB model will be sufficient, if you’re strapped for cash

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