Nexus 7 Sold 3 Million Times

Asus has confirmed that the Nexus 7 tablet has sold more than 3 million copies since its release on the Android operating system. Chief Financial Officer of Asus, David Chang, recently spoke to The Wall Street Journal reveled that since the Nexus 7 tablets launch in July has sold at an increasing rate.

At the beginning, it was, for instance, 500k units a month, then maybe 600, 700k. This latest month, it was close to 1 million said Chang in the interview. If you add those figures up it shows that around 2.8 million devices were sold in the last three months if the figures shown were correct.

This may also be the explanation of the recent show of the market share increase for Google’s Android system. The close competition is Amazons tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire which has sold around six million copies in the US alone since its release 9 months ago following its launch in November last year. However the Amazon Kindle Fire was only available in the US but with the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and its launch coming very soon it would be interesting to see which comes out on top with sales.

Google have not been wanting to release these figures though. This may be down to how this 3 million copies look next to Apples figures in the last quarter for the iPad. Apple have reported sales of 14 million tablets in the last quarter. This is without the launch of the iPad Mini which should also help these figures to go up very soon since the tablet should be cheaper and in more direct competition to the Nexus 7 tablet.

So although those figures look strong for Google and Asus it is nothing compared to what Apple and it’s iPad have managed to pull off in the last quarter. The competition is still very much won by Apple so far but there is nothing to be shamed of with the figures for either company.


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