I have no doubt that you have heard about Google’s first tablet, the popular Nexus 7. Well, for a long time the Android-powered 7-inch tablet was a trendsetter and a product the customers were craving for. The Nexus 7 received a lot of positive reviews and its technical specifications and price recommended it as a must have.
Even though the Nexus 7 had the likes to become one of the best-selling tablets on the market, the figures posted by the analysts are showing otherwise.
Benedict Evans, a famous analysts of the electronics segment says that both the iPad Mini and the Amazon Kindle Fire have outsold Google’s Nexus 7 in 2012.
Evans estimates that 4.8 million Nexus 7 units were shipped last year, which weren’t enough for the 7-inch tablet co-developed by ASUS and Google to overpass Apple’s and Amazon’s rivals. He also reports that 2.1 or 2.2 million Nexus 7 units were sold in Q3 2013, while 2.4 million units were sold in Q4 2012.
The same analyst estimates that event though it was released on the market a couple of months later, the iPad Mini was sold in 10 million copies world wide.
Evans is certain that Amazon Kindle Fire also outsold the Nexus 7, even though the analyst is probably talking about the US market.
Well, towards the end of the analysis we are discovering an interesting prediction: an upgraded Nexus 7, with higher display resolution and probably a more attractive design that will be sold at the same price as its predecessor. If so, the battle between Nexus 7 2 and iPad Mini will get even more interesting.