The Google Nexus 7 is a great value Android tablet and it's deservedly been getting good reviews and selling in a solid amount. However, Google havn't released any details on exactly how many Nexus 7 tablets they've sold.
Asus have now told the WSJ that in the latest month they sold almost 1 million Nexus 7 tablets across the globe. They also added that at launch the figure was nearer 500,000 and that sales have been growing each month since.
The sales might pale in comparison to Apple's 14 million iPad's sold in the 3rd quarter of 2012, but they are still impressive for a new device which has a much smaller media presence than Apple's tablet. Apple have been so dominant in the tablet market and Google's device also has to compete with the more established Kindle Fire, so we think Google will be happy with the Nexus 7's performance.
Earlier this week Google unveiled the Nexus 4 smartphone (made by LG) and the Google Nexus 10 (made by Samsung). The announcements prove that Google is in the hardware market for the long-term with all of their devices seemingly targetting an Apple device and undercutting them significantly on price.
3G thinks Google have quickly become the second major threat to Apple following Samsung's rise in the last year. In the long term we could even see Google's devices becoming the number one threat to the iPhone and iPad's dominance.
By Simon Thomas on 01st November, 2012