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Nexus 7 sales close to crossing 1 million per month threshold, says ASUS

Nexus 7 sales are nearing the 1 million units per month threshold according to ASUS, the manufacturer of Google’s $199 Nexus 7 tablet. Exact sales figures on the tablet have been murky, with estimates for the third quarter of 2012 — the period covering the launch of the Nexus 7 through the end of the summer — somewhere in the 800,000 to 1 million range. Given ASUS’ recent statement, the number could be higher.

ASUS CFO David Chang said sales of the slate have increased steadily each month, rising from 500,000 in the first month to “close to 1 million” in the past month. Given that information, it is possible sales are already in the 2 to 3 million range. The company had set a goal of 3 million units sold by the end of the year.

This latest news seems to support the idea that Nexus 7 sales could reach a number closer to 8 million by the year’s close, an estimate determined over the summer based on touch panel shipments. Google, however, has yet to divulge data detailing the exact number of units moved.

The Nexus 7 has carved out a nice place for itself among other currently available tablets, though it still has some work to do to catch up to Apple’s iPad. Google hopes the introduction of new 7-inch models, including one with mobile data capabilities, will continue to move the needle farther. Apple’s newly introduced 7.9-inch iPad Mini, which is priced lower than their 10-inch model at $329, looks to challenge Google in this space. The company behind Android is pushing back with their own 10-inch model, the Nexus 10, which is priced competitively at $399 and features specs that match Apple’s flagship tablet.

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  • NyReynolds

    Nice idon’t own one but Happy to see android doing well in the tablet space. Imay pick upa nexus 10.

    • Aar0nC

      i will do the same after i get the nexus 4

    • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

      The more stories of growth we get, the more developers will finally start taking tablet apps seriously.

  • JRomeo

    the seven-inch 32gb version is only $249, but if you want the N10 with 32gb, you’ll be paying $499….. so basically, an extra 3 inches on your screen will cost you an extra $250…. when you put it that way, i think i might sacrifice the 3 inches to save $249. you’ll also sacrifice a rear camera, and an HDMI out option, but I’m not sure how often i’ll use those features, which is why I’m picking up a 32gb Nexus7

    • NyReynolds

      Taking everything you said into consideration, is still100 bucks cheaper than apple. That being said you have to Wonderif Google is going to try to profit from the 10. Would be niceto the actual cost to make the 10 to try and determine this.