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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I didn't expected this
by novad on Thu 1st Nov 2012 06:27 UTC
novad
Member since:
2010-06-10

One thing that surprised me in this article was this:

That number still pales in comparison to Apple’s third-quarter sales of 14 million iPads. A total of 25 million tablets were sold globally in the third quarter

that means that 46% of tablet actually sold are NOT iPads.

I talk out of my a$$ but I think that the majority of these tablets are Android ones.

For me it shows a bit the same scenario as we saw at the beginning of Android phone sales...

This could become very interesting in 2013 :-)

As always, sorry for my english... Be indulgent as it's only my third language

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RE: I didn't expected this
by leech on Thu 1st Nov 2012 13:06 in reply to "I didn't expected this"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

Nah, the majority would HAVE to be Windows 8 / Blackberry / WebOS based ones, right?

I'm sad that the last two don't have bigger market share, rather happy that Windows 8 has really been 'meh' to most people I've talked to about it.

I still don't really like Android, but being able to easily install Linux on the Nexus 7 makes it an almost buy for me...

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RE: I didn't expected this
by Milo_Hoffman on Thu 1st Nov 2012 13:24 in reply to "I didn't expected this"
Milo_Hoffman Member since:
2005-07-06

I am guessing the rest are Kindles and Nook's.


The ipad,kindle, and nook account probably for the top 3 marketshare right now.

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RE: I didn't expected this
by chithanh on Thu 1st Nov 2012 16:29 in reply to "I didn't expected this"
chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

25-14 = 11 million Android tablets per quarter is around 3.5 million per month, maybe 4 at the end of the quarter.

My guess is that 1 million Nexus 7 are joined by 1 million Kindle Fire, 1 million other brand (Transformer, Nook, Galaxy Tab etc.) and 1 million no-name Tablets from China.

The news that Amazon reported a sales spike after the iPad Mini announcement[1] points to Amazon competing with Apple rather than only against other Android manufacturers. So I don't think the Kindle Fire put a major dent in Nexus 7 sales.

[1] http://allthingsd.com/20121026/amazon-says-kindle-withstood-ipad-mi...

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RE: I didn't expected this
by adinas on Fri 2nd Nov 2012 12:33 in reply to "I didn't expected this"
adinas Member since:
2005-08-17

Is your first Korean?

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