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.