Thanks to the word of mouth, Google has sold 3 million Nexus 7s around the world. With the increasing monthly Nexus 7 sales, is there a need for Apple to worry?
ASUS CFO and spokesperson, David Chang, told Wall Street Journal that the search giant has sold a total of 2.8 million Nexus 7s. Google accomplished this in just three months after the cheaper 7-inch tablet went on sale.
The most popular devices in the market are the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3, which sell like hotcakes the very first minute the go live. This is due to the marketing and hype Samsung and Apple create for the device before they are launched. The Google Nexus 7, on the other hand, relies on the word of mouth. The first month it went on sale, half a million units were sold. The next month, 700,000 units were sold. Now, 1 million Google Nexus 7s have been sold.
Although the Nexus 7 is proving to be successful compared to most top of the line Android tablets, it is still nowhere near the success of the iPad. In roughly the same months 3 million units of the 7-inch tablet have been sold, Apple sold 14 million units of the iPad. However, since new players such as the Surface tablet are coming into play, will the iPad still be as dominant as before? Can the iPad mini put an end to the rising success of the Google Nexus 7?
Honestly, the Google Nexus 7 offers more value for your money compared to the Apple iPad mini. True, it sports a smaller 7-inch screen compared to the 7.9-inch non-retina display of the iPad mini. However, the Nexus 7 sports an HD display. The 7.9-inch iPad sports a dual-core processor as opposed to the quad-core processor under the bonnet of the Google Nexus 7. Despite the Google Nexus 7 offering better specs, it will only cost you £160, while the iPad mini will set you back £270.
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