Rumors have been surfacing in the past the ASUS and Google’s Nexus 7 tablet has been met with some considerable commercial success. In fact, it might just be greater than most of us originally thought. Today we have seen a strong indication that the Nexus 7 tablet’s performance in the market has been fantastic, as ASUS executives gave the Wall Street Journal a figure of a whopping 1 million units sold in the past month in a recent earnings call, according the a report on the paper’s website. A couple of months back it was reported that the Nexus 7 wasn’t as successful as was expected, it turns out that things are starting to pick up big time.
In a talk with the WSJ, ASUS Chief Financial Officer David Chang noted, “At the beginning, it was, for instance, 500K units a month, then maybe 600, 700K. This latest month, it was close to 1 million.”
The figure that was given puts the Nexus 7 way behind Apple’s iPad, but it still makes it one of the most successful Android tablets ever. Additionally, Google will be launching a 32GB and 3G/HSPA variant of the Nexus 7 along with the Samsung-made Nexus 10. Google will obviously be hoping that this recent successful will continue into the next year and beyond even. With the Nexus 10 basically being an iPad with the Google experience, we may even see some iPad users switch over thus increasing Google’s success with the Nexus lineup. Nevertheless, both the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 will be facing some hard competition from the latest devices from Apple, Amazon and even the latest Nook tablets, especially in the United States.
Google might actually be giving Apple a run for their money with the Nexus 10 since it is going to be as close as you can get to stock Android and the whole Google experience. The iPad and the Apple experience has a lot to offer, but it might be interesting to see how Google is going to be bringing the competition to the table. Still, we won’t know how this is all going to work out for Google until they release the tablet on November 13th. It has taken a while for the Nexus 7 to really start picking up speed, and the Nexus 10 may be similar in that area. Then again, it was created by Samsung who has had a record number of smartphone sales this past quarter, so that alone may even boost the sales of the Nexus 10 is the consumer knows that they are a really good company for manufacturing mobile devices.
Whatever the case, Google has managed to sell 1 million Nexus 7 units this past month, and based off of the the figure that was given, it is only bound to pick up more speed as time goes on and the 32GB and HSPA+ version of the Nexus 7 launch as well. I would love to see this device start competing with Apple’s iPad, it might actually spur on some more competition in the market, which would be amazing to see.
What do you guys think of the new sales record for the Nexus 7? Has this spurred you on to get one or are you going to be holding out for the Nexus 10 or even the iPad Mini?
source: Android Central
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