16GB Nexus 7 drops to $199, while 32GB model takes $249 price slot

Even though Google cancelled its event today in New York City due to Hurricane Sandy, the search giant still manage to grab some news. The Android maker dropped the price of its 16GB Nexus 7 to $199, while the 32GB version took over the old $249 price slot. This news comes after weeks of speculation that a Nexus 7 with higher storage would soon hit the market. Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen the mysterious slate pop up on a Staples website, Carphone Warehouse inventory list and now an Office Depot store display. The price drop of the 16GB Nexus 7 is also appearing on Gamestop’s website as well.

At this point, we have no clue what will happen to the 8GB version, but many expect the lesser model to also follow the rest of the pack, with a price cut that’ll bring it down to $99. Unfortunately, Google has yet to reschedule the event — but at this point — the king of search may be best suited to just release whatever it planned to announce at the event. Doing so, will allow them to get ahead of the retailers, because the chances of stores rescheduling their plans of selling the devices are slim to none. This also includes the rumored LG Nexus 4.

The Nexus 4 handset will supposedly carry a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 (APQ8064) processor, a 1280×720 resolution display measuring 4.7 inches diagonally, 2GB of RAM, internal storage of either 8GB or 16GB, a 2100mAh battery, an 8MP rear camera, and a 1.3MP front-facing camera. The device is also 9.1 mm thick, weighs 139 grams or roughly 4.9 ounces, and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

[via TechCrunch]

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