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Monday 18 December 2017

Google Nexus 7 tablet sales approaching 1m a month

The new Nexus 7 has received largely positive reviews
The new Nexus 7 has received largely positive reviews

Google's Nexus 7 tablet is selling close to one million units a month, its Taiwanese manufacturer has revealed.

Although official sales figures have not yet been released by Google, Asustek executives gave an indication of the Nexus 7's burgeoning popularity following the company's third-quarter earnings conference yesterday.

Asustek Chief Financial Officer David Chang told The Wall Street Journal: “At the beginning, it was, for instance, 500K units a month, then maybe 600, 700K. This latest month, it was close to 1 million,”

The seven-inch tablet launched to a warm critical reception in June and has generated a great deal of attention, but this is the clearest indication yet that it is selling well.

The number is still significantly lower than Apple's third-quarter sales of 14 million iPads - a 56% share of the market, according to figures from research firm Strategy Analytics.

Google is expanding its range of Nexus products in a bid to claim a greater share of the market, this week announcing the Nexus 10 tablet and Nexus 4 smartphone.

Ben Bryant,

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