According to the results of a bit of number crunching based on touch panel shipments, Google could realistically move 8 million Nexus 7 tablets this year. That may not be surprising after high demand has seen the device in and out of stock at Google’s online store since its launch, but compared to initial projections it’s enough to cause a double take. The Android maker had set a goal of 3 million units sold by the end of 2012.
Tech-Thoughts did the math based on a Digitimes report and available sales figures, so the number is little more than an educated estimation. But the site predicts Google will ship 3 million or more tablets in each of the remaining quarters of the year. Even if their numbers are drastically off, it is still pretty plain to see that Google should meet and exceed their goal of 3 million total sales for the year.