Asus selling almost 1 million Nexus 7 tablets a month

Asus has revealed that its 7-inch tablet, which starts at $199 in the US, is approaching 1 million sales a month. Talking to The Wall Street Journal, 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

The sales are likely to continue as earlier in the week Google announced a 32GB and HSPA+ version of the Nexus 7 which users have been asking for since the initial launch, along with a new Nexus smartphone and a 10-inch tablet built by Samsung.

For those unfamiliar with the Nexus 7 it comes with a 7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, a Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A9, 1GB of RAM, a 4325-mAh battery, NFC and Android Jelly Bean.

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They'd probably sell a lot more in New Zealand, if most retailers weren't ripping of the customer for $439. Ridiculous.

And yes i realize they can be bought cheaper through other means but most people will only see these in retail.

im not surprised tbvh, my mate has a 16Gb one and tbh, its so well built, quick and runs nice and slicky, Santa better be bringing me one. With the recent price reductions they are a steal.

Gotta thank Amazon for setting a price precedent with the Kindle Fire... I bought both (Fire & Nexus 7) because I am a sucker for hi-tech gear at low cost, and it just seems to keep getting better with the Nexus announcements....Hope Apple is paying attention

picked up a 32gb one on Monday afternoon. I don't like the os though JB is much better than previous versions but I'm loving the tablet.
I had been interested in a Surface but £400 and no agps was a bit of a **** take.
Also nowhere to check one out in the UK and I don't like buying blind. The 7 at half the price is a no brainer. it's great for media consumption. A win8 pro after the prices normalise next year and I'll buy into that also.

thealexweb said,
For the price it is a fantastic device.

Agreed, picked one up myself, no regrets. The size is really nice, plus the lack of tablet optimised apps isn't a big deal on a 7-inch.

Impressive numbers. It's interesting to see how people are immediately more enthusiastic about products sold directly by Apple, Google and Microsoft rather than a third-party (Dell, HP, etc.). Samsung currently being the obvious exception.

.Neo said,
Impressive numbers. It's interesting to see how people are immediately more enthusiastic about products sold directly by Apple, Google and Microsoft rather than a third-party (Dell, HP, etc.). Samsung currently being the obvious exception.

I'd imagine a big part is due to the Google branding, as well as it being stock with no crapware.

.Neo said,
Impressive numbers. It's interesting to see how people are immediately more enthusiastic about products sold directly by Apple, Google and Microsoft rather than a third-party (Dell, HP, etc.). Samsung currently being the obvious exception.

with no doubt they are good value for money specially nexus although I am still resisting buying nexus waiting for Surface Pro. hopefully is not be very expensive. I am setting my budget between $800 to $1000

.Neo said,
Impressive numbers. It's interesting to see how people are immediately more enthusiastic about products sold directly by Apple, Google and Microsoft rather than a third-party (Dell, HP, etc.). Samsung currently being the obvious exception.

Yeah, its odd that Nexus phones haven't sold well though, considering 2 of them so far have been Google/Samsung branded . I think that may be mainly due to them having limited storage/no SD card as all the other specs seem to be great.

M4x1mus said,

Yeah, its odd that Nexus phones haven't sold well though, considering 2 of them so far have been Google/Samsung branded . I think that may be mainly due to them having limited storage/no SD card as all the other specs seem to be great.

I don't think it's that. In the UK at least, Google didn't step the game up for the Galaxy Nexus, no stores had it on display or even advertised it, I had to buy a GNeuxs online to get it unlocked without a carrier. The Nexus 7 is displayed in lots of stores.

xstex said,

I don't think it's that. In the UK at least, Google didn't step the game up for the Galaxy Nexus, no stores had it on display or even advertised it, I had to buy a GNeuxs online to get it unlocked without a carrier. The Nexus 7 is displayed in lots of stores.

Oh, fair enough. I never checked in store for it, I just saw lots of adverts on bus shelters so thought it would have been in the shops. Either way, I've got the Nexus S, but the reason I'm not getting the Nexus 4 is because its only got 8-16GB and no SD. Its really annoying lol.

.Neo said,
Impressive numbers. It's interesting to see how people are immediately more enthusiastic about products sold directly by Apple, Google and Microsoft rather than a third-party (Dell, HP, etc.). Samsung currently being the obvious exception.
What? Dell sells over 10M computers per year. HP sells over 12M computers per year. Most people own those brands along with the tablets they are buying. They buy those computers because of Microsoft Windows obvious. I am not surprise to see people by products that host Windows. However as far as Google? Google has become a household name and their branding which I like is not life intrusive like the in-your-face branding done by Apple.

People by Apple products for the "cool" factor, not the capability factor. If you ask any iPad/Phone/Pod owner why they have these devices, the first things they say have nothing to do with capability or features. Its about fashion and style. When people purchase a product from Google or Microsoft, they have a purpose in buying them. Its not about the WOW, fashion or style factor. Its about getting things done or dedication to fun like Xbox.

The reason why Google is having great success even tho they aren't a hardware vendor per se, is because purpose has always beaten fun. Look at the mainstream. Apple didn't advertise theer devices as work horses. They branded themselves towards kids with the Apple II, and for "artist". While Microsoft went for business which is why they won. Google is using a similar concept. Apple brands I-products as hip and fun while Google just says, whatever you do in life we can fit into it which they can. Apple can't.

This is why the smartphones are selling at 4 times the pace of iPhone. Even tho other Android tablets haven't done well, I think the problem was they didn't offer any benefits. They were just big ugly options. The Galaxy Tab 10 and Note 10 are the only good ones and they would have sold if apple didn't have them banned.

The Nexus 7 is selling because its doing so on its own merit. No fancy advertising, no dissing other brands and no fluff or huge numbers to mock. Just simple style, simple purpose and good price where EVERYONE is capable of buying.