Report: 5 million Google Nexus 7 units expected to be shipped in 2012

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Report: 5 million Google Nexus 7 units expected to be shipped in 2012
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.

source: Digitimes

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