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Nexus 7 sales accelerate: 1 million units sold per month

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Nexus 7 sales accelerate: 1 million units sold per month
Asus has just announced one of its most prosperous quarters, and its success has a lot to do with the strong sales of the Nexus 7 tablets. Up until now, we knew Google’s tablet is doing okay, but we had no numbers to put this into perspective. Now, Asus reveals that the Nexus 7 sells at around 1 million units a month.

Nexus 7 sales accelerate: 1 million units sold per month
“At the beginning, it was, for instance, 500K units a month, then maybe 600, 700K. This latest month, it was close to 1 million,” Asustek CFO David Chang said.

We don’t have the actual accumulated sales figure as Google is careful to keep it a secret. This probably means that it has sold far less than the mainstream option that is the iPad, but closing in on 1 million sales is a solid figure to report on and it seems to be getting good traction.

Earlier speculations pegged Nexus 7 sales for the whole of the third quarter at between 800,000 and 1 million, but with this new information it seems the actual sales clocked in higher.

As the Holiday quarter approaches, the Nexus 7 will fight against the iPad mini and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD. It has the advantage of sporting full and unrestricted Android unlike the Kindle Fire, and can boast with a price tag of $199 for the 16GB version. 

It definitely looks competitive, but it’s hard to say whether Google and Asus have enough of a sales representation to push sales to iPad-like levels.

source: WSJ

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posted on 31 Oct 2012, 05:20 6

1. wendygarett (unregistered)

My grandma just got one :)

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 05:28 8

2. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)

Not really sure what's your point in here, considering you're an Apple fan.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 05:35 1

5. wendygarett (unregistered)

which means I'm going to try it and do a user review on PA soon!!!

Wait and see how low I rate it, FUHAHA!!! :P

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 06:10 7

7. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)

no, Android is better even for the elderly......Android is easier and much much CHEAPER than iOS, see:

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 05:30 5

3. MeoCao (unregistered)

Come on Google, Nexus 7 can do better

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 06:14 1

9. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)

yes...but you know....limited people still think tablet = iPad :(
and dont know that iOS is in compare to Android really an inferior product :(
facts here: goo.gl/ZuTmL

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 05:33

4. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 418; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

Nexus 7 sales are going to be doubled the current figures in upcoming months due to increase in memory at the same price with android 4.2 that has incredible features like multiple user accounts,3d panorama shooting,gesture typing, widgets available on lock screen and more....

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 05:39

6. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Nexus tablets are about getting traction and spreading the word of mouth of the awesome user experience it provides.. setting a firm foothold for android in tablet space.
As such, they can't compete with iPads in sales yet, but one day they will.

Samsung achieved the same with Galaxy s line

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 06:10 1

8. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

With the Note10 coming out, that is going to go after the ipad. I hope its beside it in every store at their displays.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 06:29 2

10. jove39 (Posts: 1979; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Just about time...nexus 4 and 10 will join soon...Google has an awesome product line now...the way google has price nexus 4, 7 and 10...is....GREAT

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 06:46 4

11. Gaytor (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)

Android keeps growing and improving .Imprresive . Apple is having slightly different traction though . Android will ultimately win .

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 08:31

12. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Great tablet - waiting for the 4.2, which will probably be in a couple of days. Nice thing about getting a pure Google is that I get near real-time updates, but I still love to dabble in flashing the occasional ROM.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 08:33 1

13. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

They do not have to push iPad like levels for tablets. They just have to make a big enough dent to hurt the proposition of buying a Mini or any other iPad. They accomplish that, they do damage in the long run, which is a much more valuable prize than considered either way.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 08:47 2

14. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

The Media focuses so much of its attention on Apple, that it neglects the platform that has been growing and growing at an astonishing rate. Apple grew because of Steve Jobs' relentless quest to market a 30 year old company from the brink of extinction. While highly commendable, this new generation was snowed by a sparkly product that inherited the 30 year old DNA of operation.

Not to remove any respect from Apple but, Android is a larger success story more than Apple due to a fresh approach and the short time its been on the market. It is further acknowledged for how it has saturated the globe with notoriety and usage. I think this deserves the ultimate in recognition.

As a former Apple supporter, it is my opinion that Apple fans are ignoring the formidable effort on Google's part.The Android platform has actually improved immensely to accomplish the most out of every aspect in lifestyles at minimal cost to consumers. In the long run, this is where the rubber meets the pavement.

In spite of some continued interest in Apple, I think most of the world's population is realizing that getting from point A to point B does not have to be relegated to a closed environment that institutes proprietary access and higher cost.

John B.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 10:29

15. PhoneCritic (Posts: 967; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Well said John B. Well said.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 06:33

16. Hemlocke (unregistered)

I seriously considered a Nexus 7, even with the multitude of issues, until I held an iPad Mini. The Nexus 7, just like Android tablets after the original iPad, will be competitive until next year, when the iPad Mini with A6X/A7X and Retina Display releases, then the 7 (Or its successor) will just be plain done. The difference right now is the N7 is competitive with the Mini on specs, but is a Ford Fiesta next to a Ferrari in design and craftsmanship. When the competitive specs disappear (As they have for every Android tablet after an iPad hits Gen 2), the race will be over.

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