The Nexus 7 is selling like hot cakes.
Google may have just launched a brand new version of its Nexus 7 slate but it seems the tablet was selling just fine the way it was. Asus this week hinted at just how many Nexus 7 units it's been shipping since the launch this past summer. Though the company hasn't revealed precise numbers, the Wall Street Journal cites Asus Chief Financial Officer David Chang as saying they sold one million Nexus 7s in the last month.
"At the beginning, it was, for instance, 500K units a month, then maybe 600, 700K. This latest month, it was close to 1 million," he's quoted as saying.
There will likely be an increase in sales in the run up to the holidays, especially now that the entry-level model features double the storage compared to the old version. Additionally, there's now the option for 3G connectivity, which the first generation model didn't have. Google announced the new Nexus 7 earlier this week, along with a Samsung-made Nexus 10, and an LG-manufactured Nexus 4.
The Nexus 4 packs a 4.7-inch 1280x768 IPS display (320 ppi), Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 8GB or 16GB of storage, an 8-megapixel camera (1.3-megapixel camera up front), a 2,100mAh Li-Polymer battery, NFC, and Android 4.2. The phone doesn't have support for 4G LTE, nor does it allow for external storage via MicroSD. The Nexus 10 packs a 1.7 GHz Samsung Exynos 5250 CPU, a 10-inch display with a 2560x1600 (300ppi) resolution, NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth (4.0), as well as 2GB of RAM, Android 4.2, a 5-megapixel on the back and a 1.2-megapixel camera on the front.