With the creation of the new Nexus 7 32 Gb model now ready to be released for the same £199.00 that us pioneers paid out for the 16gb model and now knowing that Google/Asus knew that this model was going to be released later in the year, I would like to know how 16gb Nexus 7 owners feel right now? …If you feel used or let down by this action and whether you feel that Google/Asus should send out a loyalty voucher for all those tablet fans who pre ordered the original 16gb tablet and is this move by Google likely to happen?…or is it poor bad luck that we were keen to buy so early?
I had a very strong feeling it was going to happen. When the N7 was first announced, I thought I’d wait for a bit for any bugs to be fixed and the inevitable price drop before I bought one.
As you can tell, impatience won out in the end. :)
One of the risks of being an early adopter is that you might have to cope with bugs and rapid price reductions. I suspected it would happen but I wanted one anyway!
If the 32gb N7 is released for £199 then so be it. It doesn’t make the one I already have any worse.
Besides, i always say, if you wait for new and/or cheaper technology to come along before you buy anything then you’ll be waiting forever.
Still, if google want to sweeten the deal by giving us some more Google play credit, I won’t complain :)
It is definitely frustrating, but like Mr Fishcake I also felt that this was a risk that I was taking on myself so I don’t feel ‘angry’ towards Google / Asus.
But I do think 32gb is a much better size and if a 3G model follows I think I like the Nexus 7 enough to get another one (and sell my original, or give it to my 2yr old – let’s find out how tough it really is!)
Could be worse, you could be an iPad3 owner!
Yes, a bit frustrating – but thats always the case with technology.
I got my 16Gb version with a £20 discount (at Tesco) plus the £15 Google play voucher – so in effect it cost me £165.
You could always go the SD card reader and OTG lead route for larger capacity – this does not cost very much.
Yeah, the Media Importer is handy, it’s not so practical for daily use but I’ve got a memory stick full of cartoons for the little one – great for long journeys, holidays etc. And better than having no access to additional (offline) storage at all.
Unfortunately technology moves forward at quite a pace. The moment you jump aboard you start to fall behind. Moore’s law tells us we should expect devices to become twice as powerful every 2 years. OK I accept we’re talking months rather than years here but the idea is the same. Perhaps we should revel in those moments while we lead the pack and just accept we’re not going to be there long.