Hoping for a cheaper Google Nexus 7? Dream on!
Those that have been on the lookout for the mighty Google Nexus 7 with the standard 16GB of storage over the last few weeks may have had their eyebrows raised by an unexpected price increase at most major stores across the US. That is of course, if they actually managed to track one down in the first place.
The Google Play Store may have had plenty of stocks of the sought-after tablet, but other than that it has been running rather thin on the ground coast to coast. And where the Nexus 7 did turn up, there have been numerous reports of third-party retailers selling the 16GB version for much closer to the price of the 32GB version.
Generally speaking, we’ve already reached the conclusion that Google will be introducing a new Nexus 7 tablet at some point this year – perhaps as early as the 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month. Should this be the case however, it would now seem clear that they’ve little to no intention of doing the usual industry standard inventory clearance by way of price-cuts, for no reason other than the Nexus 7 is already priced to move and doesn’t need a reduction.
What’s more, chances are that when the new Google Nexus 7 tablet release date rolls around, the search engine giant won’t look to offer a current or previous generation spec device for the lowest price to date, but rather keep the same base price tag the Nexus 7 already sells for and up the ante just a little by way of specs.
All in all, the Google Nexus 7 is the dictionary definition of a device that isn’t in any way broken and thus doesn’t need fixing next time around.
Should the new Google Nexus 7 release date follow MWC or Google’s I/O event in May, chances are it will land with a new quad-core processor, general overall build quality improvements but no addition of a camera, extra storage space or a micro-SD card slot.