According to a report, Google has raised its estimate of the number of Google Nexus 7
tablets to be shipped this year from the 2.5 million it forecast at the end of the second quarter to 5 million currently. This comes from Taiwan based companies in the tablet's supply chain.While shipments of a device usually peak in October and November to meet demand for the end of the year, shipments of the Google Nexus 7 are now expected to remain at a level of 700,000-1,000,000
monthly in November and December.Google added a 32GB version of the Google Nexus 7 at the beginning of the month
, pricing it at $249. The HSPA+ version of the tablet, also with 32GB, is available for $299. The main competition for the Google Nexus 7 has been the Amazon Kindle Fire HD
and the Apple iPad mini
and while Google has continued to order more Google Nexus 7 tablets to meet demand, Apple has keep the spigot flowing at 4 million units a month of its 7.9 inch tablet.