It is widely known that the Nexus 7 has been immensely popular. Since it’s announcement, the tablet has seen sell outs at the Google Play store and at brick-and-mortar retailers, with additional shipments quickly selling through. While official sales figures are unknown, with Google and ASUS maintaining their silence, speculation is rampant over the performance of the tablet compared to it’s competitors.
By utilizing data gathered from the supplier chain for the Nexus 7, tech-thoughts have been attempting to estimate how many Nexus 7 units Google will ship this year. This is in anticipation of identifying how the tablet will contend for market share through the rest of the year.
Digitimes, for example, has recently reported that suppliers will be shipping 4 million touch (OGS) panels for the Nexus 7 in Quarter 3 – 2012. Taking other data tech-thoughts has compiled, along with other sources, the following estimate is what tech-thoughts came up with:
- Google will ship about 3 million Nexus 7 tablets in the 3rd Quarter
- Anywhere between 3 to 5 million units in the 4th Quarter
If these numbers are to be believed, performance of the Nexus 7 is currently in line with what Google has expected. Please keep in mind that these numbers are for Nexus 7s that are SHIPPED as opposed to SOLD so the performance numbers could fluctuate. More importantly, if Google is able to enter new markets with the device prior to the holiday season that could only lead to increased sales and market penetration.