Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Oct 2012 22:36 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "At the beginning, it was, for instance, 500K units a month, then maybe 600, 700K. This latest month, it was close to 1 million," Asustek Chief Financial Officer David Chang told The Wall Street Journal. Very much deserved. You can pry my beloved Alexis (my Nexus 7's name, normally written in Hangul but OSNews can't render it) from my cold, dead hands. I don't think I've ever had a device that I liked more than this thing. Note this is sales, not shipped.
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Quarterly sales....
by gan17 on Thu 1st Nov 2012 01:31 UTC
gan17
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So lets assume it sold 500k units the first month, 600k the second and 700k the third. That's 1.8 million units sold in a quarter. I read somewhere that the iPad shipped around 14 million units worldwide in Q3. Not too bad for the Nexus 7, considering the only prominent advertising it got was Google's front page for a few days.

Still, I doubt it'll sustain 1 million per month for long, now that the 7" iPad and Kindles are out. The average mama and papa still don't know what a Nexus is. Being Play Store only (aside from a few US and UK retailers) is obviously a limiting factor, seeing as it's only available in select countries. In places where it's sold by Asus and not Google (like here in Singapore, though I got mine via my sister in Australia) there's a slight mark-up which makes it a less attractive proposition. This might prove a bigger stumbling block for the upcoming Nexus 4. Already reading that LG will be selling it in Austria for €500+ while it'll be available direct from Google in the German Play Store for only €350+ unlocked, though don't quote me on this just yet.

Great device though. Sadly, tablet optimized apps for Android are still lacking compared to what you get on iOS. I managed to get a decent selection of core apps (all Holo, btw) and a few games, but most of the artsy and "leftfield" stuff is still iPad only, it seems.

Edited 2012-11-01 01:37 UTC

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RE: Quarterly sales....
by Morgan on Fri 2nd Nov 2012 10:18 in reply to "Quarterly sales...."
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Not too bad for the Nexus 7, considering the only prominent advertising it got was Google's front page for a few days.


You're kidding right? The entire technology blogosphere was a hugely successful advertising platform for it. In my experience there were no negative reviews of it, and the gushing reviews drowned the bland ones out by far.

Pretty much everyone I know had heard about it from somewhere, and my circles include everything from fellow techs to complete Luddites and a broad selection in between. And don't forget the obvious connection to Android smartphones; most of the non techies I have talked to wanted to know if it was the new "Droid tablet" or a new Samsung Note-style phone.

/BTW I do agree with the rest of your post, just felt like commenting on that one thing. ;)

Edited 2012-11-02 10:24 UTC

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