Although the Google event scheduled for this morning has been delayed as Hurricane Sandy bears downs on the East Coast, at least one retailer is going ahead with a refresh of their Nexus portfolio. Walmart’s website now lists the new 32GB Nexus 7 as in stock and features a price drop for the 16GB model. The 8GB Nexus 7 is no longer shown for sale.
The 32GB model comes in at the expected price point of $249, but perhaps the bigger news is that the 16GB model has dropped to $199, replacing the 8GB model at that price. It is unclear if Google plans to continue sales of the smallest storage option with a similar price cut as the 16GB model or if that device will be discontinued. Not present on the retailer’s site is the rumored 3G Nexus 7, which was also to be unveiled this morning at the New York City press event.
Google’s Play Store now lists both the 8GB and 16GB Nexus 7 as “coming soon” rather than on sale, a sign that a refresh should soon occur. It was expected that the tech giant would introduce a refreshed tablet lineup today that included the 32GB Nexus 7 along with a new Nexus 10 tablet developed by Samsung. The star of the show, however, would have been the LG Nexus 4, the next addition to the lineup of pure Google smartphones.
Google may still proceed with the rollout of the new Nexus 7 products today, but we are awaiting word from the company about plans to reschedule their Nexus event.