When we first saw the Nexus 7, we all thought this was one impressive piece of hardware that would be received very well by consumers. Well, it turns out the stock Jelly Bean wonder-slate is doing better than we thought when it comes to retail performance. Execs from Asus gave the Wall Street Journal a figure of 1 million units per month in a recent earnings call. Yes, you heard right.
Asus’ Chief Financial Officer David Chang told WSJ, “At the beginning, it was, for instance, 500K units a month, then maybe 600, 700K. This latest month, it was close to 1 million.”
Now we’re not going to cue up the iPad comparisons here, but on an Android level, this is clearly becoming the most successful Android tablet ever (excluding the Kindle Fire, since Google doesn’t count it as a legit Android tablet). These numbers will only begin to swell even more, with reduced prices and new Nexus 7s that bring updates in storage and a 3G data option.
In addition, Google is sure to also make head waves with the release of its Nexus 10 slate, which is hardware made by Samsung. The search giant picked the right time to unleash its roster of Nexus devices just ahead of the holidays. The stock Jelly Bean powered slate will face stiff opposition from the iPad mini, but it’s making a compelling case to consumers with so many options at an affordable price. The Nexus 7 goes for $199 for 16GB and $249 for 32GB, while a 32GB model with 3G connectivity will sell for $299.