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5 Million Nexus 7s to Be Shipped In 2012

November 20, 2012 - Written By Tom Dawson

The Nexus 7 has been something that we were all looking forward to and now that we’ve had the devices on shelves for quite some months now, it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down in fact, the Supply Chain in Taiwan seems to think that there could be as many 5.0 Million Nexus 7s shipped in 2012. It might not sound like that big a number but, remember, this is for a tablet that’s been on sale for half the year and has the iPad to contend with. As much as we don’t want to admit it, when it comes to tablets, iOS and the iPad have it pretty much locked down. With the Nexus 7 Google put their foot firmly in the door and made sure that with the Play Store they had a good enough content offering behind the tablet.

It’s no secret that a lot of the tablet’s success is down to it’s brilliant pricing. For what you get with the Nexus 7, it’s incredible value for money and a price that no other Android tablet has yet matched. At it’s current pricing, you can get the Nexus 7 with 16GB of storage for $199 and the 32GB model for $249. As of last week there’s the addition of the 32GB Nexus 7 with 3G connectivity for $299, which is pretty cheap for a tablet of its specs with 3G, often the premium for 3G is a lot higher on tablets.

The Nexus 7 is said to ship 5.0 Million units by the end of 2012 and while this might come from another link in the Supply Chain, it’s not a bad estimate by any means and for ASUS to sell the device at such a low cost they’d have to have their quantities and so on, pretty much exactly right otherwise they could waste money or even miss shipments to Google. The Nexus 7 is a tablet that’s here to stay and with the update to 4.2 there’s a renewed buzz surrounding the tablet. There’s never been a better time to buy a 7″ Android tablet and why not buy straight from the horse’s mouth?