The Google Nexus 7 tablet is one hot little piece of gadgetry, the demand for which has been so ahead of the supply that third-party retailers and Google itself ran out of stock in a matter of days after the device's launch. It is as if everyone is out to get one of these affordable slates, kind of like what we witnessed when the Amazon Kindle Fire hit the market last year.
Chitika shows that usage of the device is on the rise. In fact, if the momentum that Google's tablet is picking up persists, the Nexus 7 will likely become more popular than competitors like the Kindle Fire and Motorola XOOM before we know it.But just how many Google Nexus 7 tablets have been sold so far? We don't have any solid sales figures yet, but statistical data collected by
Chitika collects usage statistics based on advertisements displayed on mobile devices through its ad network. And according to the data obtained so far, there are 0.3 ad impressions on a Google Nexus 7 tablet for each 100 iPad impressions. Seems not all that much, we know, yet the figure is actually quite impressive, according to the company's analysts. After all, the device has been on the market for only about a week or so. The Nexus 7 usage index would likely shoot even higher once Google catches up with demand.
Of course, let us not forget that Apple and Amazon are both expected to announce new, affordable tablets of similar size. Therefore, the rise in Google Nexus 7 popularity might be short lived as users might prefer to see what the competition will introduce in the coming months before getting one.