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