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.