Thursday, October 11, 2012

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Nexus 7 Might phase out 16 GB model

There is a possibility that Google Inc(NASDAQ:GOOG) might phase out the 16 GB version of its Nexus 7 and replace it with the 32 GB model, Phandroid reported on Tuesday.

The site put up a screenshot of the 16GB Nexus and declared it `end of life' but added that the 32 GB model will be sold at the same price that is, $249 a unit.

At present the Nexus 7 is only available in the Wi-Fi version, but there are reports that the company will soon release a 3G-equipped tablet.

A 32 GB Nexus 7 at the same price as the one with lower storage capacity will make it even more attractive while giving it an added 3G capability will allow it to be sold in more countries, especially in emerging economies in Asia where Wi-Fi networks are not very prevalent.

Google is gearing up for competition from Apple at all levels. There are reports that it is teaming up with Samsung to develop a higher-end tablet that will compete directly with Apple's existing iPads.

Apple is now, according to rumours, bringing in an iPad Mini that at 7.85 inches display compete with Goggle's Nexus 7 and Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets.

The competition is hotting up in the tablet space as more consumers are moving towards mobile devices for their daily computing needs. This has resulted in a drop in sale of traditional personal computers - both laptops and desktops.

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