It has been reported by the Digi Times that shipments of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet have been rising month on month leading up to the holiday season, with shipments of the Nexus 7 rising from 500,000-600,000 units a month to 800,000-900,000 units in November. With shipments likely to exceed 1,000,000 this month according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
“Taiwan-based Quanta Computer undertakes ODM production of the Amazon Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 and is expected to ship 3-4 million Kindle Fires and 2-3 million Nexus’ in the fourth quarter, the sources said. However, Quanta saw a larger decrease in notebook shipments than increase in tablet shipments in November and therefore had November consolidated revenues of NT$86.048 billion (US$2.95 billion) dropping 13.29% on month, the sources indicated.”
The Nexus 7 tablet has been designed and developed by Google in conjunction with Asus, and was made available to pre-order on June 27, 2012. The Nexus 7 is equipped with a 7 inch display and powered by a Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core chip,supported by 1GB of RAM, and available with either 8, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage.