The Nexus 7 is doing pretty well sales-wise, reaching a rate of nearly a million units per month. According to the ASUS CFO David Chang, the slate is bound to do even better in the coming months.
While this definitely counts as a success for both Google and ASUS, the Nexus 7′s sales figures still remain in the shadow of the tablet king in the face of the iPad, which shipped in 14 million units in Q3 of this year.
Still, David Chang remains optimistic and here’s what he told the WSJ.
“At the beginning, it was, for instance, 500K units a month, then maybe 600, 700K. This latest month, it was close to one million.”
If anything, the steady sales of the Nexus 7 give Google confidence that its latest addition to the Nexus family, the Samsung-made Nexus 10 will share the fate of its small sibling and become a big hit with its ultra high-resolution display and extremely competitive pricing.
Via : Gizmodo
The 32GB version of the Google Nexus 7 tablet has been spotted yet again, this time on a store’s brochure. Just as before, the 32GB model is said to cost as much as the 16GB Nexus 7 currently, further solidifying the rumors of it being replaced.
A listing in UK retailer Argos’ Christmas Gift Guide indicates that Google and Asus will soon release a 32GB version of the Nexus 7. The tablet is labeled as costing £199.99, matching the current price of the 16GB variant in the UK.
But how soon, you ask? According to The Next Web, and its source we shouldn’t expect the 32GB model to launch in the next two weeks.
Still not convinced? The new 32GB flavor of the Nexus 7 has made yet another appearance at the Staples Advantage store, carrying a price tag of $248 (two dollars less than the $250 Google is asking for the 16GB model). The store has listed October 18 as availability date, but we’re inclined to believe this is just a placeholder.
Furthermore, upon checkout with his brand new 16GB Nexus 7 at an yet undisclosed Netherlands online store, Reddit user kingdaan was told that his order will be delayed by three weeks and that he’ll receive a 32GB Nexus 7 instead. I recon it’s worth the wait.
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Back to previous rumor we’ve been seeing a mysterious Android 4.1.2 update mentioned in a unreleased devices in the past few hours.
Now Google makes thing in the right way, and released the new Android OS updates, carrying the digits 4.1.2 .
Google’s Android Open Source Project chief engineer Jean-Baptiste Queru has posted word via the Android Building group that version 4.1.2 of Android is being released to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) today.
Here’s the words :
” We’re releasing Android 4.1.2 to AOSP today, which is a minor update
on top of 4.1.1.
As a note to maintainers of community builds running on Nexus 7:
please update to 4.1.2 at the first opportunity. Future variants of
the grouper hardware will have a minor change in one of the components
(the power management chip) that will not be compatible with 4.1.1.The build number is JZO54K, and the tag is android-4.1.2_r1.
Conley and JBQ
Jean-Baptiste M. “JBQ” Queru
Technical Lead, Android Open Source Project, Google. ”
Still, we haven’t seen the update reach our own devices yet, however some Nexus 7 owners already report getting 4.1.2 on their tablets with a pleasant surprise in store: in addition to the expected bug fixes and performance boosts, the software lets the home screen rotate to landscape mode on the smaller Jelly Bean slate.
Via : Android Police , Google Groups , [Image credit : EETimes]
Reportedly, One lucky customer in Japan claims to have unexpectedly received a Google Nexus 7 loaded with more built-in storage with 32GB instead of the 16GB unit that was ordered. In top of that Google’s Jelly Bean-packing the new slate. Upon booting up his brand new Nexus 7 16GB model, the Japanese customer found out from the Settings menu that his model actually has 27GB of available storage.
The 32GB version of the Google Nexus 7 was first hinted in a listing of a major retailer, but now we have a solid evidence of the device’s existence.
Via : Oppese
The Nexus 7 Google’s first tablet, is just about to hit the US markets. The slate is available on the Office Depot website and the seller promises to bring it to your doorstep in 3-5 business days.
There’s a small chance that this might be an error or a simple publicity stunt by the retailer, as other stores still list the Google Nexus 7 as unavailable and Google’s own page says shipping soon. Still four days from now would be July 16, which aligns nicely with the mid-July release promised at the Galaxy Nexus 7 announcement event.
The 16GB Nexus 7 version is to costs 250$ and as you probably know, it comes with 25$ of credit to spend it at the Google Play Store. Unfortunately, it’s up to two slates per customer.
The Nexus 7 officially comes to life with his induction last night during the Google I / O. A device running Android, and necessarily in its upcoming version, namely 4.1 Jelly Bean who adopts a 7-inch format. Its touch screen displays of 1280 x 800 of resolution, the basic definition of bars 10.1-inch Android launched since last year.
Under the slab, the IPS technology still lies a quad-core processor Nvidia Tegra 3 T30L clocked at 1.2 GHz, RAM 1 GB, 8 or 16 GB of storage capacity and an NFC chip. Beyond the sharing of information between two NFC devices instantly, Google will likely push down, and on any screen mobile, his wallet for contactless payment. A 1.2 megapixel webcam live front and Google ignores the sensor photo-video backbone. The company claims a battery life of between 8 and 9 hours of high definition video playback and a micro-USB port acts as a main connector. Google continues it in its new approach to the closed memory, with the removal of the microSD slot.
And ultimately, this slate looks almost feature for feature to the Asus M370T who had disappeared from circulation in recent months. Additional data with this Nexus 7, weighs 340 grams and has wireless connectivity Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi b / g / n.
Google Nexus 7 tablet goes on sale in mid-July but is already pre-order for several countries (the U.S., UK, Australia, Canada), the indicative rates of 199$ for the 8GB version and 249$ in 16 GB The Nexus 7 is also accompanied with a good 25$ in the box to be use on the Google Play Store, which now offers games and videos for rental and purchase.
Google launches the assault on the Amazon Kindle Fire, positioned on the same rates and also on the consumption of any kind of content.