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We've heard hints in the past that ASUS and Google's Nexus 7 tablet has been met with considerable commercial success. Today brings the strongest indication yet of the Nexus tablet's retail performance, as ASUS execs gave the Wall Street Journal a figure of 1 million units in the past month in a recent earnings call, according to the a report on the paper's website.

Speaking to the WSJ, ASUS Chief Financial Officer David Chang said, "At the beginning, it was, for instance, 500K units a month, then maybe 600, 700K. This latest month, it was close to 1 million."

That figure puts the Nexus 7 a considerable distance behind Apple's iPad, but still makes it one of the most successful Android tablets ever. With the launch of 32GB and 3G/HSPA variants of the Nexus 7, in addition to the Samsung-made Nexus 10, Google will be hoping this success continues into the new year. However, both Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 will face considerable competition from the latest Apple, Amazon and Nook offerings, particularly in the U.S.

Source: WSJ


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ASUS: Nexus 7 sold 1 million units last month


I still don't see how the Nook and anything from Amazon can be compared to the Nexus or any android tablets. They aren't real full fledged tablets.just because they are in the same pricing and size arena doesn't make them comparable, but that's my opinion.

For geeks it does not compare, but he average consumer just buys what they know. Only techies really know the Nexus7

Pretty good sales considering they don't even promote it. The average person has no idea what "Nexus" is. Never seen one commercial for it.

haven't been to the movies in ages...

Google wants us all to watch movies streamed from the cloud to our Nexus devices.

+1. I also saw a commercial for the $249 Samsung Chromebook ("for everyone") the day it was announced during an MLB playoff game.

Saw several commercials of it during the Olympics. But mind you the commercials were not during prime time. So the PR was not aggressive. It it was more like samsung PR of the last 2-3 years google would probably have sold 10 million of them by now.

Although, I think I understand google's strategy. For one thing, N7 has been a lot more popular than anticipated. I'm sure Google and Asus wasn't going to jump in with 10 million units waiting to be bought. What if it turned out to be a dud? Also consider google is mainly making money from services and not the tablet itself. This is probably one big experiment on their part.

I hope for the holiday season they will ramp up the PR, apple is certainly helping N7's cause here by comparing their god awful mini (which will still sell millions) to N7.

Great. Only 100 million or so to go before it catches the iPad. If I'm Google/Asus, I'm not releasing an exact number like this.

It's like sports: there is no moral victory. I hope the Nexus 10 has better success.

Then you, sir, have no grip on reality. Expected a non-mainstream, first party Nexus device to match in 6 months what the iPad has done for years is asinine.

Exactly. The lower cost of this will surely boost sales this holiday season. Google needs to start pounding the media with adds.

That's roughly a million buyers that are all groaning that they bought one LAST MONTH when the price was higher for lower storage. {poof!} October 29th "unveiling" just made them all stooges.

Wonder how many will be returned to retail locations for exchange or credit? >:)

Seriously, we're talking $50 but really its $25 when you consider the play credit. So we're going to whine over $25? If $25 is a lot of money to people then its safe to assume that spending $200+ on a recreational device was not a wise move.

I've had this thing since July. Being an early adopter means you accept the fact that you are buying at its highest price in exchange for being the first one to have the device.

That white one is nice. Didn't even know they offered it in white. Either way I'm very happy with my 16 GB Nexus. Wouldn't want any other tablet out (although I'm contemplating getting the nexus 10 one day lol)

Did the same thing Monday at Walmart. Loving it over the Fire HD (which I tried for 28 days) and the Galaxy Tab 2 7 (liked the MicroSd slot, but OTG and and app have done the trick for me on the 7).

Excellent news for an excellent tablet. With the higher price of it's competitor(iPad mini), the 16gb for $200 bucks is going to blow other tablets out of the water.
I was in line for early voting today & about 6 people asked me about mine. I told them it is just about the best 7" tablet you can get right now & only $200. Their jaws dropped. I let 1 guy play with the n7. He was impressed.

A limited distribution, wifi only 7" tablet sells 2.8 million in the first quarter. Wait till the full line up....including an hspa model...hits world wide distribution in all the normal retail outlets. Then we can talk numbers again.