The Google Nexus 7 is one of the best tablets available for under $200. According to new figures revealed by Asus, it may also be one of the best selling. Speaking during an Asus quarterly earnings call, the company’s chief financial officer said close to a million units were sold in the latest month.
The figures were lower in previous months, but sales have apparently been picking up steam.
Asus manufactures the Nexus 7 tablet for Google. According to report in the Wall Street Journal, about 500 thousand units per month were moving at first, but the numbers climbed to 600 thousand, then 700 thousand before approaching 1 million units per month.
It’s possible that the introduction of new inexpensive tablets including the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, B&N NOOK HD, and Apple iPad Mini could slow sales in the future. Google has also revealed a new 10 inch Nexus tablet with a starting price of $399.
But Asus and Google are also keeping the Nexus 7 family up to date by adding a 32GB model and introducing a new version with 3G capabilities.
The Google Nexus 7 features a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB to 32GB of storage. It runs Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but as a Nexus device I suspect it’ll be among the first products in line for an Android 4.2 software update once Google’s new operating system is ready to go.