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Google could sell 6-8 million Nexus 7 tablets by year's end

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Google could sell 6-8 million Nexus 7 tablets by year's end
The Nexus 7 has been just as popular as you'd expect for a powerhouse tablet that's priced at just $200. We've seen it selling out extremely fast both at retailers and though the Google Play Store, and now we've got some estimates for how many tablets Google may end up selling by the end of the year, if it can keep up the pace it has set early on. 

We need to say right from the start that these numbers are all based on estimates and shipping information, not actual sales numbers. According to a Digitimes report, TPK Holding & Wintek, the suppliers of Nexus 7 one glass solution (OGS) panels, shipped 1 million panels in June and 1.4 million in July. The idea is then that it takes 2.5 weeks to produce and ship the Nexus 7 to Google. Given the sell-out rate of the tablets so far, the estimate is put at a conservative 4 weeks for Google to sell a batch of Nexus 7s. That would mean in Q3 alone, Google is on pace to have 4 million Nexus 7s shipped, and 3 million sold. 

Of course, we all know that Amazon is coming out with new Kindle Fire models, and it seems almost assured that Apple will be announcing an iPad Mini, which means Q4 will have increased competition for Google, but at the same time, demand should increase because of the holiday season. Using historical data from sales after the original Kindle Fire release and the new iPad release, the estimate is that Google could see about a 35% increase in sales quarter-over-quarter. That means Q4 sales could be anywhere from 3-5 million, making 6-8 million in total by the end of the year. 

Not a bad haul if Google can keep up the pace. Of course, a lot of that depends on how aggressively Apple prices the iPad Mini, and how much Amazon can improve the software on the Fire. 

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posted on 15 Aug 2012, 16:55 4

1. sarb009 (Posts: 285; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


But i think they can sell even much more than this if they soon launch this low budget high performance tablet in other countries as well not just in u.s, canada and u.k.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 16:56

2. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


awesome tablet - even overclocked....

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 17:03 1

3. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Google needs to advertise more if they want to archive those numbers.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 21:51

4. willytbk (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


i think if Apple really release the iPad mini and using the $199 as their price point or slightly higher like $250, Google or Amazon will be in danger during the holiday season. i think :)

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 21:56

5. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


i think apple is slowly dying and a mini will not reverse that.nor a new boring iphone. sorry. just what i see in the statistical data. the apple philosophy has morphed into the wrong direction since jobs is dead as a doornail.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 22:24

6. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


eh.. i think id the surface is really price at $200 i think its a su

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 04:29

7. stunxjbapu (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)


Don't know why you guys think it is only in a few countries, I'm in Australia and got it a month ago, before people who pre ordered. The dice are rolling, some dates, September 5 Windows Phone 8, September 15 iPhone 5, October 26 Windows 8/Server 2012/?Office 2013/?SharePoint 2013. ?iPad mini, MS Office for Android/iOS, a firestorm of competition/cooperation; why is it that I can get 8Gb 1.6GHz RAM for $65 retail, and phone and tablet makers can't go from 1Gb to 2 for $2 extra wholesale? Why can't they go from 16Gb flash to 32, when I can get a 32Gb micro SD card for $35, it would only cost them an extra $3 wholesale price? Also running a Galaxy Nexus, a 32Gb AMD X4 APU tower, with Win 8/Office 2013/Server 2012/SQL 2012/System Center 2012.

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