Analyst: Google Nexus 7 trailed the Apple iPad mini and the Amazon Kindle Fire in 2012
Apple iPad mini. While the Cupertino crew doesn't breakout iPad mini sales from total tablet sales, the analyst estimates that Apple sold 10 million units of the tablet last year, even though it launched in November. Despite what seems like widespread acceptance of the iPad mini, the low resolution on the tablet has everyone looking for Apple to release a sequel with a Retina display.
The father of the low priced 7 inch niche tablet is the Amazon Kindle Fire. Last year, the sequel was introduced and while Amazon does not breakdown numbers for the tablets, Evans says that his guess is that the Amazon Kindle Fire also outsold the Google Nexus 7 last year. But both competitors could be in for a surprise if some recent speculation is true. The word is that the Google Nexus 7 is getting a face lift to a higher resolution screen with no change in price. If true, the Apple iPad mini and the Amazon Kindle Fire could run into some tougher competition in 2013.
source: BenedictEvans via BGR
1. HDShatter (Posts: 1014; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
I am waiting for a second gen Nexus 7 with a 1200p 7.7" screen, tegra 4 or snapdragon 800 and 64gb storage.
6. jove39 (Posts: 1207; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I really wish to see these specs in next Nexus7...but it will probably increase cost. To be realistic...there are more chances to find T4i in next Nexus7...
1. T4i is low priced and Nvidia targets $100-$300 price range.
2. It packs enough punch over existing T3(t30).
3. Considering T4i packs A9(R4) cores it should be power savvy too.
8. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
They're already talking about maintaining the $200 and $250 prices.
4. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 813; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
This is all guesstimation. Until official numbers are released there's no way of knowing for sure.
5. sprockkets (Posts: 952; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Analysts talks out of ass for sales numbers. What a surprise.
Is this the same one that came up with the stupid idea that google pays apple for being the default search provider to the tune of ~$1 billion a year?
7. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
pfft...the iPad and the Fire still can't touch the Nexus 7. The 7 simply outdoes both.