Nexus 7 tablet to ship three million devices this year

Rumors of a Nexus tablet have been pretty consistent this year, and the strongest leads we’ve had to the device’s existence ahead of Google’s I/O 2012 conference is the device exterior image we reported earlier and the fact Digitimes has just reported Quanta Computer is Google and ASUS's ODM.

Quanta Computer should be shipping around 12-15 million tablet PCs this year. As a result, it will make the company the largest ODM maker of non-iPad tablet PCs in 2012. More interestingly, included in these shipping numbers is 3 million of the 12-15 million are Nexus 7 units. It was reported that Quanta will undertake exclusive ODM production of Nexus, a 7-inch tablet PC jointly developed by Google and Asustek Computer and will be unveiled at Google I/O 2012 conference during June 27-29. 

Of course, additionally the accidental outings of the device do add up and almost confirms the possibility that Google is planning to launch the Nexus 7 tablet, but now that the ODM itself has stepped forward and confirmed the devices existence, I think we can all patiently until the device is unveiled at the I/O conference.

The Google Nexus 7 tablet, from what we can understand is a 7-inch tablet, powered by the Tegra 3 chipset and clocked at 1.3Ghz - with a 1280 x 800 resolution and will cost from as little as $199, but we look forward to Google's I/O conference to find out more.

Source: Digitimes

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Yeah! They wish. But I would pick Nexus over Kindle.

Android tablet really sucks thought and iPad has become a tiny little toy after Microsoft announcing Windows 8 pro tablets.

Isn't the problem with android tablet or Windows 8 tablet software? I don't see how they fix this problem without making compelling apps for tablet.

Melfster said,
Isn't the problem with android tablet or Windows 8 tablet software? I don't see how they fix this problem without making compelling apps for tablet.

Well, yes, but if you do get a Win8 x86 tablet/hybrid you can at least have access to all the desktop apps out there, even if they're not the best to use with touch. I figure between the two we'll probably see more desktop to metro winrt ports coming up at this point.

It's clear that with that price and those specs these nexus tablet is targeting the Kindle Fire which has, as far as I've seen, come in and handed Amazon the Android tablet market. And since the Kindle Fire is all about selling content from Amazons store and not Googles they've more or less forced Googles hand here IMO.

I personally much rather have a Surface to go with my future WP8 device and any Windows 8 PC + Xbox console I'll have, best to have the total ecosystem instead of trying to mix and match between 2 or 3.

GP007 said,
It's clear that with that price and those specs these nexus tablet is targeting the Kindle Fire which has, as far as I've seen, come in and handed Amazon the Android tablet market. And since the Kindle Fire is all about selling content from Amazons store and not Googles they've more or less forced Googles hand here IMO.

I personally much rather have a Surface to go with my future WP8 device and any Windows 8 PC + Xbox console I'll have, best to have the total ecosystem instead of trying to mix and match between 2 or 3.

i;m in the same boat i almost bought a macbook air but decide to hold back for that exact same reason. Win8 Ulttrabook /Suface pro + win8 phone would be perfect for me.
not to mention , no point spending all that money on MBA and dealing with crappy Apple / bootcamp drivers

GP007 said,
It's clear that with that price and those specs these nexus tablet is targeting the Kindle Fire which has, as far as I've seen, come in and handed Amazon the Android tablet market. And since the Kindle Fire is all about selling content from Amazons store and not Googles they've more or less forced Googles hand here IMO.

I personally much rather have a Surface to go with my future WP8 device and any Windows 8 PC + Xbox console I'll have, best to have the total ecosystem instead of trying to mix and match between 2 or 3.

An Android Phone, iPhone, iPad and Android Tablet will work with the Xbox 360 according to Microsoft.

So no selling point for a Windows Phone or a Surface Tablet.

NightCrawlerInfinity said,

An Android Phone, iPhone, iPad and Android Tablet will work with the Xbox 360 according to Microsoft.

So no selling point for a Windows Phone or a Surface Tablet.

They'll work if you're talking about using SmartGlass, I'm talking about using the media services and features that are, so far, unique to MS products, i.e. the upcoming Xbox Music and Xbox Video service and the built in Play on features. Also like they demoed at the WP8 summit, the ability to have the same apps/games on the same ecosystem (win8, wp8 and maybe even Xbox) work and sync together so I can jump between the two without issue.

There are quite a few other reasons as well, like still using all my desktop apps on the Surface Pro when needed.

GP007 said,

They'll work if you're talking about using SmartGlass, I'm talking about using the media services and features that are, so far, unique to MS products, i.e. the upcoming Xbox Music and Xbox Video service and the built in Play on features. Also like they demoed at the WP8 summit, the ability to have the same apps/games on the same ecosystem (win8, wp8 and maybe even Xbox) work and sync together so I can jump between the two without issue.

There are quite a few other reasons as well, like still using all my desktop apps on the Surface Pro when needed.

Being able to use Ad Muncher on a tablet as well. I can't live without Ad Muncher.

GP007 said,

They'll work if you're talking about using SmartGlass, I'm talking about using the media services and features that are, so far, unique to MS products, i.e. the upcoming Xbox Music and Xbox Video service and the built in Play on features. Also like they demoed at the WP8 summit, the ability to have the same apps/games on the same ecosystem (win8, wp8 and maybe even Xbox) work and sync together so I can jump between the two without issue.

There are quite a few other reasons as well, like still using all my desktop apps on the Surface Pro when needed.

The most common user uses Pandora, Rdio or Spotify for music. So Xbox Music not a big selling point.

The most common user uses Netflix or Hulu. So Xbox Movies not a big selling point.

As for the Surface Pro, it is most likely going to be a dual core device. Why would I want to use that over my quad-core laptop? But this point I make is not for your average user though. Because they don't know about dual-core or quad-core. But they do know price. So if that tablet is more expensive than a laptop, it won't have any appeal.

NightCrawlerInfinity said,

The most common user uses Pandora, Rdio or Spotify for music. So Xbox Music not a big selling point.

The most common user uses Netflix or Hulu. So Xbox Movies not a big selling point.

As for the Surface Pro, it is most likely going to be a dual core device. Why would I want to use that over my quad-core laptop? But this point I make is not for your average user though. Because they don't know about dual-core or quad-core. But they do know price. So if that tablet is more expensive than a laptop, it won't have any appeal.

Unless you can't use netflix or hulu? Spotify maybe but you're still not thinking about all the integration that the MS services can give you that the others can't.

If you have to ask why I'd use a surface over a laptop, well, then you're just not in the market for a tablet. I personally want both a tablet and a laptop in one deivce, the surface pro gives me such a device. If you have to ask why, then I can't really tell you more than that. If I just wanted a laptop I'd just get a laptop but I don't.

NightCrawlerInfinity said,

The most common user uses Pandora, Rdio or Spotify for music. So Xbox Music not a big selling point.

The most common user uses Netflix or Hulu. So Xbox Movies not a big selling point.

The most common user (historically and currently?) uses Internet Explorer. Alternative browsers clearly shouldnt exist.

Your logic is incredibly flawed.

GP007 said,

Unless you can't use netflix or hulu? Spotify maybe but you're still not thinking about all the integration that the MS services can give you that the others can't.

If you have to ask why I'd use a surface over a laptop, well, then you're just not in the market for a tablet. I personally want both a tablet and a laptop in one deivce, the surface pro gives me such a device. If you have to ask why, then I can't really tell you more than that. If I just wanted a laptop I'd just get a laptop but I don't.

Netflix and Hulu are on the Xbox and on Android and iPad/iPhone.

As for now, I don't see any benefit for the average user to spend more money on a Pro Surface tablet over a laptop.

TheRealYourbuddypal said,

The most common user (historically and currently?) uses Internet Explorer. Alternative browsers clearly shouldnt exist.

Your logic is incredibly flawed.

Not sure what you are trying to say, but I'm sure it was funny in your head. So LOL.

While I will most likely be picking up a Surface tablet later this year, I think $200 for this device now is a good deal; I will use it as an entertainment device around the house ... Not bad.

lol yeah they wish. if this had been release last year maybe. with windows 8 and the kindle fire 2 stealing all the air from the room, it is too little too late.

neonspark said,
lol yeah they wish. if this had been release last year maybe. with windows 8 and the kindle fire 2 stealing all the air from the room, it is too little too late.

What is this Windows 8 and Kindle Fire 2 you speak of? I tried to buy both and they don't exist. Perhaps you are talking about your personal preference and not the normal community who know nothing about either products? As far as the public is concerned as tablets go, they can buy an iPad, a Nook Tablet or a Kindle Fire. They can also buy an expensive Android Tablet or a clunky and expensive Windows 7 Tablet. Everything else does not exist.

NightCrawlerInfinity said,

What is this Windows 8 and Kindle Fire 2 you speak of? I tried to buy both and they don't exist. Perhaps you are talking about your personal preference and not the normal community who know nothing about either products? As far as the public is concerned as tablets go, they can buy an iPad, a Nook Tablet or a Kindle Fire. They can also buy an expensive Android Tablet or a clunky and expensive Windows 7 Tablet. Everything else does not exist.

Hes comparing a future android device with future windows 8 device and a future amazon device.. I think its a fair assesment

Lachlan said,

Hes comparing a future android device with future windows 8 device and a future amazon device.. I think its a fair assesment

The only difference is we don't have specs on two of the three and we don't have a price on two of the three. It's a premature assessment. You are talking about two devices coming out in about 5 months when the Nexus (if Google is smart and I know they are) will be released within a week (at least to the U.S.).

However if you want to play this assessment game, lets do it.

Nexus tablet better than the Kindle Fire 2 and Surface tablet because of specs, price and availability. You have anything to backup a counter argument?