Google unveils 32GB Nexus 7 for $249, new 3G version for $299

After weeks of rumours and speculation, Google has finally unveiled two new variants of its Nexus 7 tablet. The Wi-Fi only 32GB Nexus 7 will be available in the Google Play store for $249 in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and  Canada. This version will also be available in-stores with the company's retail partners like Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, and Walmart in the US.

Google also launched the 32GB Nexus 7 3G version with HSPA+ connectivity, which will be sold in US, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada starting November 13. The unlocked model of this version will be offered at $299 starting November 13.

Further, the search giant has now made the Wi-Fi only 16GB version of the 7-inch tablet as the entry-level device and as we reported earlier, it also received a price cut.

Despite cancelling the Android event scheduled for Monday, Google made the announcement via its blogpost.

Nexus 7 brings you the best of Google-YouTube, Chrome, Gmail, Maps-and all the great content from Google Play in a slim, portable package that fits perfectly in your hand. To give you more room for all that great content you can now get Nexus 7 with 16GB ($199) or 32GB ($249) of storage. But we also wanted to make this highly portable tablet even more mobile. So we added HSPA+ mobile data. Nexus 7 is now also available with 32GB and HSPA+ mobile ($299), which can operate on more than 200 GSM providers worldwide, including AT&T and T-Mobile in the US.

The only new change in both Nexus 7 variants is the additional memory and data options along with the Android 4.2 OS. Both new devices are the same as the original Nexus 7 models in terms of specs. They come with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 1GB RAM, 1280x800 pixel resolution display and 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera.

Google also took the wraps off of its highly rumoured Nexus 4 smartphone. The Nexus 4 phone boasts a 4.7-inch screen with 1280 x 768 pixel resolution.

A 16GB model of the Nexus 4 will sell for $199 with a two-year contract to buy phone service and Internet access from T-Mobile. A contract-free version is available for $299 with 8GB and $349 for the 16GB model.

The 10-inch tablet from Samsung was also a part of the unveiling. The entry-level Nexus 10 will be sold at $399, or about $100 less than the least expensive iPad, starting November 13 in the US, Britain, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan. The only other option is a 32GB Wi-Fi only Nexus 10 that costs $499.

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