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Analysts: Google’s Nexus 7 Sales Could Reach 8 Million By the End of 2012

Taken from the number of sales of the displays used in the device, it looks like Google will be looking at a grand total of 8 million Nexus 7 tablets sold by the end of 2012. According to what Google had previously expected to sell since the July launch, that’s more than double the previous estimates. Google spokespeople have yet to confirm these projections, but once the sales numbers are posted, folks are likely to be happily surprised at the popularity of the Jelly Bean-powered device.

I know I could speak for most readers here that it’s easily been one of the most popular Android devices ever launched. With fantastic build quality, Jelly Bean, and that unbeatable $200-$250 price tag, it can’t be beat.

Via: Computer World

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  • cb2000a

    This is a fantastic little tablet. Apple tablets have nothing on this one.

    • ObviousNinja2

      I love my android phones and products. But really?? Nothing eh?

  • Toto

    My first tablet and I love it all the way. I have been waiting for a pure Google tablet device and now it is in my hands. Way to go Google and Asus.

  • Cesar Flores

    A happy fellow here who owns a nexus 7, been rocking it for the past weeks. adios amigos..

  • Archer

    Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been dying for an excuse to buy one of these. I just don’t see how it would be more than a toy. Prove me wrong!

    Does it beat paper and pencil for taking notes? What can it do that my galaxy nexus cannot? Is this the perfect sized tablet? What do people actually use their tablets for?

    • Techreferee

      Too many to mention. Millions of people have already bought Nexus 7 and I for one hence the general consensus is that it a must have gadget for everyday use!!

    • r0lct

      You don’t buy toys? 😛

    • Laki S.

      I use my N7 every day. I use it to read books, play casual games, look up quick information, and if I’m out, tethered to my phone and as a GPS. I also do some internet window shopping with it, find quick answers on the fly, and the occasional tv show. There are many uses for it and the size is just right for reading with in bed or as a GPS display. And even if this was just a “toy” who doesn’t like buying and playing with toys??

      • Archer

        Thank you for the detailed response. I’ve been trying to limit my toy expenditures.

  • sk102704

    Can’t argue with that. Love mine.

  • dquicknc

    I love my 16GB Nexus 7! It’s my first tablet and could not be happier! Many thanks to the Droid Life team and this awesome community for their reviews and straight forward comments.

  • TheUI

    Really good stuff right here. Regardless of who’s tablet you use, this keeps those dogs chasing that hare!

  • kervation

    Love the Nexus 7, a great device at an excellent price!

    • picaso86

      I keep trying to find excuses to buy one, but I don’t really need one… 🙁

      • Riz Virani

        It’s worth it. That’s your excuse.

  • Liderc

    I wouldn’t say fantastic build quality… But great device. Had to go through 3 to get a proper screen and it still clicks a bit when I touch the top left.

    • Laki S.

      Completely agree. I only went through 2 myself; the second one didn’t start creaking till after the first week, but I decided to keep it because by then I had already tricked it out. I’m gonna try out one of the home remedies for the screen when I get off work today.

  • Proud to be a spec of the 8-million!

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  • New_Guy

    The only device I can see beating the Nexus 7 is the next Nexus 7. This is just too good of a deal.

  • Joel G

    Third time was a charm for me, and I love the device. But, are they including the sales of RMA replacement devices?

  • Droid4LifeDawg

    Mine goes everywhere I do with a quick hotspot connect from my G-Nex, gotta Luv it.

  • Gerry

    I have put the thing down since I got it such a great product for an insane price period.

  • Butters619

    I have a $100 Best Buy gift card I need to use and Best Buy still doesn’t carry it 🙁

    • jiro09

      use it to buy a Google Play giftcard (or amazon giftcard). I do it (buy amazon ones) all the time with my bestbuy giftcards.

      • Bob Hope

        The Play giftcards can’t be used on hardware.

  • Kyle

    Spread of the term “Nexus” is fantastic news. Props to Google for making a Nexus product and market it to the average user.

  • Detonation

    “and that unbeatable $200-$250 price tag, it can’t be beat.”


    • dark_funk

      With hard-to-beat build quality, the world-beating performance of Jelly Bean, and that unbeatable $200-$250 price tag, it can’t be beat.

      • Michael

        Can you guys tell me if the new if the galaxy tab 7 with keyboard dock plus ports and more memory would be better than a N7? The tab has ics so I know it can use flash and I’ve heard that you can’t use flash well with JB plus I haven’t seen a keyboard for the N7 yet. Need to buy one of these two for my father’s Bday.
        Just need your opinions pls, thx.

        • NexusMan

          Absolutely not. Go with the Nexus 7. It has a better screen resolution, better processor and better software. And for a tablet that size you don’t really need a keyboard, although any bluetooth keyboard and a case with a stand will work with it. I have an Apple bluetooth keyboard that I use with mine. I’m a notorious memory hog and the 16gb Nexus 7 is working out just fine for me.

          • Dfigs23

            Same situation here, N7 with an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and it works fantastically. 16gb is fine for me as well.

        • DunkinD

          Nexus 7. Better hardware and the JB UI is fluid and works as well as iOS. I love mine. If you go with Samung you may not get an upgrade to JB. I have a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and I’m still waiting for an upgrade to ICS.

    • TheUI

      Unless beaten. Literally.

  • deesnutzz

    People need to quit listening to analyst. 90% of the time they have no idea what they be talking about. Just wait until google or asus release sales numbers. They over predict everything

  • chris125

    Love mine

  • envoy510

    Fantastic build quality? I sure have seen a lot of complaining about screen separation for that comment to apply.

    • chris125

      You see more complaints because those with no issues aren’t gonna post about it

      • envoy510

        That may be. I’ve seen lots of people on reddit talk about having problems with their 3rd device. I don’t know how wide spread the problems are, but I saw a *lot* ot mentions of them in various places I frequent. Enough to make me wait a few months.

        • chris125

          I guess I got lucky then because I have had no issues

          • feztheforeigner

            No problems here either. One of the best purchases I’ve ever made!

          • Droid4LifeDawg

            And I lucked out with Both, I ordered the 16g on day one week late the 8g, they sent out the 8 first, played with that for a week w/no issues, then the 16 from that point on, no issues.

        • New_Guy

          I’m sure that the *lot* is nowhere near 8 million. More likely near 1% of customers; which is negligible. Well-ran companies actually include defects in their projections. I used to work for the quality king, Toyota, and even they plan on a 3% defect rate. it’s unavoidable.

        • cb2000a

          Our Nexus 7 has had no issues at all.

        • Riz Virani

          I’ve literally had no problems with my 16gb model, and I ordered right after the keynote of IO2012

    • streetlightman

      yea really, i know 2 other people who got a nexus 7 and the three of us all had screen separation issues.

      • KJ

        I wonder if it had to do with them trying to crank them out in a hurry when the presales went crazy?

        • New_Guy

          It did, the screws holding the screens to the housing simply needed to be tightened. DL actuallly posted a 3 minute how to on how to do it yourself. As easy as removing a battery cover to replace a SIM card.

          • Liderc

            This doesn’t always work though, tried it on 2 replacements and the screws just come lose after a days use.

          • capecodcarl

            What about adding some Loctite Blue to the threads? It’ll still be removable, but it should keep them in place assuming the threads aren’t just stripped off completely.

          • Liderc

            I have one that works now (albeit a little wiggle still in it), but I didn’t want to add any loctite because if you had to send it back they would void your warranty. But I definitely thought about this on my 3rd replacement.