Sales of Google's Nexus 7 tablet approach 1 million per month

Google logoSales of Google and Asustek's Nexus 7 tablet have steadily increased since its launch, and are now near 1 million units per month.

Asustek Chief Financial Officer David Chang told The Wall Street Journal that Nexus 7 sales have grown from a start of about 500,000 units in the first month. In the latest month of sales, the number was "close to 1 million."

The figures suggest that Google's low-priced tablet has been a moderate success in the tablet market, though nowhere near as popular as Apple's iPad. In its last three-month frame, Apple sold 14 million iPads, which was a 26 percent unit increase from the same quarter a year ago.

Total sales or more specific figures for the Nexus 7 have not been revealed by Asustek or Google. Amazon has also been cagey about revealing sales figures for its 7-inch Kindle Fire tablet.

Google Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire face stiff competition from Apple's new 7.9-inch iPad mini, which will go on sale this Friday. The iPad mini has a starting price of $329, which places it at a premium over the $199 entry price of the Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7.

Google refreshed the Nexus 7 this week by doubling the capacity of the $199 model to 16 gigabytes. a 32-gigabyte model is also available for $249. A model with HSPA+ mobile connectivity with 32 gigabytes of memory is also available for $299.

The Nexus 7 debuted earlier this year in July with Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. It has been seen as an attempt by Google to counter the Kindle Fire, which runs a forked version of Android tailored by Amazon to sell products through its online store.

Source: AppleInsider

Tags: ASUS, Google, tablets

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
The new mobile payment app offers simple checkout proces
 
It is also rumored to feature a larger 4.2-inch display
 
Will warn users when background apps access the camera
 
Windows Phone 8.1 and 10 users have been spared for now
 
The drive also includes a hefty 40GB of DDR4
 
The bug also affects Safari and the built-in Messages app on macOS and the Apple Watch
 
Now is a good time to check out other keyboards that the Android and iOS app stores have to offer
 
Old installer pulled, new version pointing to the Store
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728   




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (6)