Asus: we ship a million Google's Nexus 7s monthly
Manufacturer highlights popularity of 7in slab
Asus is shipping around one million Nexus 7 tablets a month, the company has claimed.
Google's affordable fondleslab was hugely popular with consumers and rapidly sold out during its first product run. However, exact figures remained hazy. Now manufacturer Asus finally lifted the veil.
"At the beginning, it was, for instance, 500k units a month, then maybe 600, 700. This latest month, it was close to one million," revealed Asus CFO David Chang in interview with the Wall Street Journal.
While Google has yet to reveal official sales figures for the 7in tablet, industry extrapolations based on the company's Q3 earnings predicted sales of just one million Nexus 7s for the entire quarter.
Asus' own third-quarter earnings were reported on Tuesday and profits were better than expected. Healthy notebook sales were largely to thank for that, but its impressive tablet tally certainly exceeds forecast figures too.
The company now expects tablet sales to increase by 13 per cent in Q4 and hopes to ship roughly ten million slabs in 2013.
Google, Asus and their respective friends in the tablet field have a long way to go before they come close to taking down the Apple Deathstar, though, which racked up around 17 million iPad sales in the last quarter alone. ®
Re: Bloody hell
"nothing like comparing like for like is there"
nothing like an Apple fanboi feeling to need to use the reality distortion field.
if you want the OP to compare like for like, why don't you try it yourself? iPad mini 32Gb v Nexus 7 32Gb would be the comparison you want.... that's £150 more, not £60... oh and the iPad mini also has an inferior screen resolution, thanks to the lack of a decent screen (won't use the bullshit Apple marketing crap name they use).
The same thing that happened with smartphones will happen with tablets. Apple will be reduced to second place.
This should not surprise anyone.
Plus. You're wrong. And your. Writing style is. Irritating.
Re: Bought one yesterday after the price-drop
"anyway, I've yet to see an iPad used for anything other than web browsing, facebook,......"
You forgot looking a complete dick taking crap photo's with it.
Re: I've got two 7's and no fruit
When No.1 took his nexus to school on the first day back, one of the kids said 'is it an apple ?', just as he was about to reply, one of the older (and much cooler) kids said 'no. it's a Nexus 7, it's newer and better, can I have a go ?'.
No.1 was well chuffed that his old man reads The Reg. and picked up on the gadget of the year. The iPad mini is for seriously uncool late comers (sorry)