Google's 32GB Nexus 7 looks set to race Santa to the UK and US

Ads have emerged suggesting Google is getting ready to offer a version of its low-cost Nexus 7 tablet with 32GB of storage, but for almost the same price as the existing 16GB version.

A new version of the Google Nexus 7 tablet with double the storage space looks likely to be winging its way to UK store shelves before Christmas, going by a retailer's ad.

The new model of the Asus-manufactured seven-inch Nexus 7 will come with 32GB of storage instead of the existing 8GB and 16GB options, and will cost £199, according to Argos, which listed the device in its Christmas Gift Guide. Argos's price for the bigger-capacity tablet almost exactly matches that for the 16GB version.

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Argos has listed a 32GB version of the Nexus 7 in its Christmas Gift Guide. Image: Ben Woods

Neither Google or Asus responded to a request for comment, so it is not known whether Google intends to keep offering the existing 8GB and 16GB variants.

The deal is not yet available on Argos's website, and the retailer has not revealed exactly when the 32GB Nexus 7 will go on sale. The ad in the retailer's guide was first spotted by the TeckComesFirst site.

In the US, several leaks have already suggested that the 32GB device will be available for around $250. One US Staples Advantage promo was spotted by self-confessed 'Google/Android fanatic' Joe Sanchez, who managed to take a screenshot of retailer's online listing for the device before the page was removed.

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