Google Nexus 7 Tops iPad in Japan

Google's budget-priced Nexus 7 tablet is gaining market share in Japan, consequently seeing the device top Apple's iPad within the region.

Based on a survey of 2,400 consumer electronics stores in Japan, Google's Nexus 7 tablet accounted for 44.4 percent of the market, while the iPad settled for 40.1 percent, according to Nikkei. The survey was conducted by market research firm BCN in December.

Nikkei said the tablet has seen its market share increase considerably due to one predominant reason: its price. Within Japan, the Nexus 7 retails for around a $100 less than Apple's least expensive tablet, the iPad Mini.

That said, the survey said that there was a shortage of the iPad Mini at stores, which may have contributed to Apple's share decline in the tablet market.

During the entirety of 2012, tablet sales in Japan stood at 3.6 million units, which is expected to increase to 4.9 million in 2013, according to figures from IDC Japan.

 

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  • junnyeen
    pacomacAlso, I have both of these devices and if money was no object and I was only allowed to keep one it would be the iPad without doubt. The Nexus 7 performs like a bag of spanners most of the time, only occasionally performing up to the quad core spec, but generally the iPad is smoother and faster in operation and has far better software support. My Nexus is mostly used as a glorified GPS device now.


    Well if money was no object, I would rather use a 4K OLED television to watch shows and the old 1080p television in my living room as a glorified picture frame.
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  • pacomac
    Considering that the Nexus 7 had a 2 month lead on the iPad Mini it's not surprising it has the bigger market share. Considering the iPad costs more than the Nexus and the iPad shortages that's a pretty good result for Apple.

    Also, I have both of these devices and if money was no object and I was only allowed to keep one it would be the iPad without doubt. The Nexus 7 performs like a bag of spanners most of the time, only occasionally performing up to the quad core spec, but generally the iPad is smoother and faster in operation and has far better software support. My Nexus is mostly used as a glorified GPS device now.
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  • Anonymous
    Nexus 7 beats the ipad mini easily! pacomac is a liar!
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  • junnyeen
    pacomacAlso, I have both of these devices and if money was no object and I was only allowed to keep one it would be the iPad without doubt. The Nexus 7 performs like a bag of spanners most of the time, only occasionally performing up to the quad core spec, but generally the iPad is smoother and faster in operation and has far better software support. My Nexus is mostly used as a glorified GPS device now.


    Well if money was no object, I would rather use a 4K OLED television to watch shows and the old 1080p television in my living room as a glorified picture frame.
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