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Sales of Google's (GOOG) Nexus 7 tablet have been picking up, claims manufacturer Asus. "At the...

Sales of Google's (GOOG) Nexus 7 tablet have been picking up, claims manufacturer Asus. "At the beginning, it was, for instance, 500K units a month, then maybe 600, 700K. This latest month, it was close to 1 million," says Asus CFO David Chang. His comments come shortly after the 7 received a storage upgrade, and just before the iPad Mini begins shipping. Nvidia's (NVDA) Tegra 3 processor, believed to cost $15-$25, powers the 7. (iPad Mini reviews)
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  • shangjeen
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    As I've been saying for awhile now (ever since the Nexus7 and Fire HDs launched anyway), it is almost inevitable that Google and Nexus will dominate the consumer tablet market.

     

    Apple will lose their dominant position and become a niche player barring a revolutionary, market-changing technology.

     

    Microsoft has a chance to carve out a tiny niche with the Surface Pro.

     

    Samsung, Sony and the likes haven't got a prayer.
    31 Oct 2012, 02:50 AM Reply Like
  • Chriswl
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    I can't agree. The people buying Android tablets right now are tech-savvy early adopters. Ask the average guy in the street what they think about the Nexus 7 and they'll reply "Who the hell are Nexus?"

     

    The branding is confusing - Google Nexus 7 is that the full name? What's the '7' about? And whilst everybody knows Google they aren't used to buying things from them. In fact people are used to Google being a supplier of free stuff (that's why everybody likes them!).

     

    Apple are a huge brand that people trust and that people associate with computers (which is what tablets are). Android has been a big success in smartphones, by selling through established phone vendors, but it doesn't necessarily follow that it can do as well with tablets. So far their sales have been underwhelming.

     

    I think this could turn into a Apple vs Microsoft battle, with Android as also ran.
    31 Oct 2012, 07:33 AM Reply Like
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