Asus has released official sales figures for its flagship Google Nexus 7 Tablet and the numbers are every bit as impressive as expected.
According to the newly revealed data, the Google Nexus 7 shipped in quantities totaling 4.6 million units during 2012, leaving no doubt as to the ongoing popularity of the game-changing 7-incher. Of course, compared to the tens of millions of sales chalked up by Apple’s iPad during the same year the figure pales somewhat, but with talk of a Google Nexus 7.7 release date on the horizon, 2013 could be the year for Google to take its tablet ambition further than ever before.
There is still much debate as to whether the Google Nexus 7.7 will be built once again by Asus or perhaps as a collaboration with Nvidia this time around. However, what is under no question at all is the already blistering demand for the next-generation 2013 Google Nexus tablet, which is expected to once again redefine bang-for-buck in the tablet PC market place.
Next time around, the Google Nexus 7.7 will reportedly launch with a 7.7-inch 1080p HD screen, significantly more power under the hood, larger storage options and significantly boosted battery life. And perhaps most importantly of all, analysts and experts the world over are once again predicting that the Google will launch the Nexus 7.7 for the same bargain-basement price as the current Nexus, which would peg the 2013 version around the $250 mark.
The significance for Google could be huge as regardless of which company the search engine giant decides to get into bed with for the Nexus 7.7, such a low price could see the current Nexus 7 tumble to just $150 for the entry-level storage option. If true, the Nexus Tablet lineup would enter a new era of comprehensive market coverage and could pose a massive threat to the likes of the iPad Mini 2.
And of course, there is still chatter of a $99 pure Asus tablet in the pipeline, which could launch as a slightly stripped-back Nexus 7 and steal millions of impulse purchases from all of the above combatants.