At least 3 million Google Nexus 7 tablets expected to ship by year's end

At least 3 million Google Nexus 7 tablets expected to ship by year's end
So far, the Google Nexus 7 tablet is selling pretty well, judging by how the Google Play store ran out of stock in no time. And even though neither Google nor Asus have released any official sales figures yet, we now have an idea as to how many units are expected to ship over the next few months.

According to supply chain sources for DigiTimes, Nvidia has been ordered no less than 3 million Tegra 3 chips, all of which are meant to be used in the Google Nexus 7 tablet. That said, it is estimated that between 3 and 4 million units will be shipped by 2012's end. That's comparable, although not as close to Amazon Kindle Fire sales from late 2011. But then again, the holiday season has yet to come. Therefore, it won't be surprising if the Nexus 7 starts flying off the shelf at a pace faster than projected, although we have to take into account that both Apple and Amazon are rumored to be preparing new, low-cost tablets of similar size. In other words, the battle for the 7-inch tablet segment has yet to take off.

With each Tegra 3 chip sold at around $25, Nvidia is expected to generate a revenue of at least $75 million from orders for the Google Nexus 7. The total profits from all that silicon is estimated to be around $10 million, which, when added to the income that other orders will generate, should make up for the company's declining sales in the graphic chips department.

source: DigiTimes

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Nexus 7
  • Display 7.0 inches
    800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera ()
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB,
  • Battery 4325 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop



9. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Google and Asus must have really undershot demand for this thing. Asus is probably not making much on making this, so they dont really have a whole lot of incentive to rapidly advance production.

7. housry23

Posts: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

One thing is for sure, Google underestimated the demand for the Nexus 7. I have 3 of them and for the price, it is an AMAZING device. I think Google and other companies can learn something from the Nexus 7 sales though. 8GB is NOT enough! Especially on a wifi only tablet that can't connect to 3g or 4g. If there was a 32GB version for $299, I would have bought that. People want content on their device. If you're going to go as low as 8gb and 16gb and they are your only option, please include a microsd card slot. I think Google thought the 8GB would sell best because it's only $199, but for $50 more I get twice the capacity? It's a no brainer for me. A lot of other folks felt the same way as well. The 16gb version is sold out everywhere except for at the Play Store. I love my Nexus 7. It's a great device. Especially at the price it's being offered at. I hope Google makes a Nexus 10. I also hope that the Nexus 7 2(or whatever the next one will be) will be offered with more storage and/or a microsd card slot.

10. semi177

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Curious. What would you use the storage for ? On wifi you can have cloud storage for everything. Also the device has no rear-facing camera. So your pictures would probably be nil.

12. housry23

Posts: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Well for one I root my devices. I use storage for system backups in recovery, App data backups, I like to have music on device. Also, where I live wifi is not available everywhere. If I'm in a place with no wifi, I want to have certain things on device. Yes I have plenty of cloud storage, but there are certain things that need to be kept on device and 16GB is just not quite enough. If I could buy a data plan with it and be able to get to cloud storage at all times, then it would be different. Don't get me wrong, I love the tablet, I just think it should have had a microsd slot for those times when wifi is not available.

6. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

3million is very little, these are just expectation, and we know google sold "unexpected" amount. so no one really know how much they already sold or how much they will be seeling. but I am sure it is not just 3million

5. jove39

Posts: 2154; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

3mn is just a estimate...actual sales may vary...once N7 is available in more countries and retail stores...sales will certainly increase.

4. MeoCao unregistered

If this is true than I'm very disappointed. Google sells the tablets at cost and moves only 3 m in half a year, that's total failure to say the least. But I believe Google will sell much more than that. The tablet is so attractrive.

8. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

One thing we know for sure is Google did not expect the device to sell this much. If they expected the sales to be higher, then I'm sure the device wouldn't be out of stock before. Google knows the Nexus tablet is doing better than they expected. I'm just hoping that they'll bring out a Nexus 10.

1. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

half a year for shipping just 3-4 million N7?? then you say it will give tough compettion to ipad, which sell 1 million in less then 24 hours ! intresting

2. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012


3. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

It is an Kindle Fire competitor... (That's 40% of Android tablet market share, but doesn't bring profit nor popularity to Google's Android.) Apple stays strong, especially it the tablet market. If Android wants to survive its biggest enemies assault on the mobile OS market, (Windows 8) it has to bring serious Google-branded devices (not 100 dollar phones or tablets) and make them popular. As such, the Nexus 7 is a good move, but... 3 millions are really not that much.

11. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

It should be interesting, when the iPad mini, or whatever they decide to call it comes out.

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