Asus Nexus 7 to sell 8 million units in 2012?

Asus Nexus 7 to sell 8 million units in 2012?The Asus Nexus 7 was generally quite well received. Heck, a quad-core processor and Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) ain’t too shabby for £159. However, one thing we don’t know is how many of the bad boys have been - or indeed will be - sold.

But wait; here comes some guy with a crystal ball and a bunch of Asus Nexus 7 sales estimates and forecasts and stuff.

The figures come from tech-thoughts, and are loosely based on recent numbers from Digitimes – everyone’s favourite rumourmonger.

A Digitimes report suggested that suppliers had received orders for 4 million Asus Nexus 7 panels in Q3 2012. Let’s say that yields 3 million sales. Why the hell not?

As for Q4 2012, the Asus Nexus 7 faces potentially stiff competition from the iPad mini (if it exists), as well as a new Amazon Kindle Fire.

However, after a bit of rambling and a couple of graphs, the author proposes that 3-5 million Asus Nexus 7s will be sold in Q4 2012, making a total of 6-8 million for H2. That'd make the Asus Nexus 7 one of the most successful Android tablets to date.

Interestingly, Google previously stated that it expected to shift a comparatively modest 3 million Asus Nexus 7s in 2012.

It's worth remembering, too, that crystal balls are only accurate 82% of the time.

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 22, 2012 at 11:09

order of magnitude...
you meant 0.82% of the time, right? :p

lcurdie / MOD  Aug. 22, 2012 at 11:13

Au contraire, 820% ;)

Pondlife  Aug. 22, 2012 at 11:50

Given the interest on launch I'd be surprised if it managed only 600,000 then.
So someone makes some graphs up and it gets a news story. Hmm.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 22, 2012 at 12:59

Au contraire, 820% ;)
Oh 820 times? out of 15,000,965 predictions per year?


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