It's no secret that the Nexus 7 is popular. However, according to device builder Asus, it's even more popular than we ever thought. Asus says that sales of the seven-inch tablet are just under 1 million per month. That's a lot of people jumping on the Android tablet bandwagon each month.
Of course, actual sales figures have been vague at best for the Nexus 7. For one reason or another, Google and Asus have been relatively silent on matters of sales figures. During the Q3 earnings conference, Asus finally broke the silence, although they still have not provided an exact figure. Still, we have a ballpark number, and as we all expected, it is a pretty solid number.
Asus CFO David Chang said that in the beginning the tablets were selling at a rate of about 500,000 per month. The sales then increased to closer to 700,000 and last month, they were just under 1,000,000. Those seem like pretty solid numbers, but perhaps Google and Asus have been mostly silent on the sales figures because they are still not at the same level as the iPad.
Apple sold 14 million iPads in Q3, compared to the estimated 800,000 to 1,000,000 of the Nexus 7 in the same time period. Still, the Nexus 7 is putting up some solid numbers, and it's clearly growing at an impressive rate. Google has just announced two more Nexus devices, including a 10-inch tablet clearly aimed at directly competing with the iPad.