The Google Nexus 7 has been available to buy since July and has proved a top performer for Google m mainly due to it's high-end specification and affordable price-point. Now Google have announced that they expect to sell 5 million Nexus 7's before the end of 2012.
Google predicted back at the end of the 2nd quarter that they'd only sell 2.5 million Nexus tablets this year, but things are obviously going better than they anticipated.
The new information , which was reported by Digitimes, comes from sources inside Google's supply-chain. Apparently, Google expect to sell between 700,000 and a million units in both November and December alone, due to a peak in demand.
The release of the 3G version of the Nexus 7 will no doubt help boost the Nexus 7's sales, but the launch of the iPad Mini could have an effect on the success of Google's tablet. However, Google won't be overly concerned because the iPad Mini is priced significantly above the £159 charged for an 8GB Nexus 7.
3G still feels that the Nexus 7 is the best value tablet on the market because it comes with a quad-core processor and a stunning 7 inch touch-screen. The other major competitor to the device is the Kindle Fire HD, but we feel that Google's device has the edge on its rival.
By Simon Thomas on 22nd November, 2012