Ever since the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was announced, it was said that it would come in 16GB and 32Gb variants, yet we’ve still only see the 16GB hit store shelves. Well, it looks like Samsung has dropped the 32GB version of the world’s first Ice Cream Sandwich phone altogether, with no reason as to why. While there’s no definitive reason for the halt of the 32GB version, we’d blame Google. More on that below.
This information comes to us by an Expansys employee that posted on the XDA forums the following:
We’ve just been notified this morning that Samsung have dropped the Galaxy Nexus 32GB from production. At this time it looks like they will not be releasing it. Not good news at all.
While it could be that the Galaxy Nexus isn’t selling as well as Samsung hoped, we can also imagine that there are other factors in play here and it doesn’t have much to do with Samsung at all.
Other than having an Android phone in your pocket, Google wants you to do something else and that’s use the cloud for virtually everything. This would explain why both the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus do not have expandable memory and could be a good reason why we’re not seeing the 32GB Galaxy Nexus variant. From music to books and everything in between, Google wants your data and information on their servers. Plain and simple.
Of course, that’s just our guess, but if you’ve been holding off on getting a Galaxy Nexus just for the 32GB version to pop up one day, we’re sorry to say that your chances look very grim.
I’ve personally never thought I’d care about expandable storage until I got the Galaxy Nexus but then again, I rarely use over 8GB on any phone I have anyway. Most of my tunes are in the cloud at this point, along with most other content I consume but the option would definitely be nice to have.
What are your thoughts? Think you could settle with a 16GB Galaxy Nexus or are you looking for something else now?