The little response is ‘no’. In reality, the ten-Inch Nexus has not sold well at all, by most accounts. It still sold less than the Microsoft Surface, a product considered by most industry observers to symbolize a substantial business disappointment.
Google haven’t announced any certified sales figures, but an analyst named Benedict Evans has extrapolated traffic data from Google Play and surmised that Nexus 10 UK income have been, at best, modest.
Stephen Schenck of tech web site Pocketnow.com, analysed these findings in a recent article, concluding that,
“The estimate rests on the Nexus 10′s unusual 2560 x 1600 resolution, giving it a screen size described by the OS as “xlarge” and a pixel density of “xhdpi”. Now, while Google hasn’t shared sales figures, it does reveal some Play Store statistics, and those mention that “xlarge xhdpi” devices – namely, Nexus 10s – account for 0.1% of total visits. Crunching that against current estimates for active Android devices in operation, and we’re looking at something like 680,000 Nexus 10 tablets in circulation”.
Any way you evaluate it, this is a paltry customer response in comparison to the mighty sales success of the Google nexus 7. Still, Schenck goes on to say.
“There’s a lot of rounding and estimation there, and the real number could easily be closer to one million, but given that the Nexus 10 has been up for sale for five months now, it doesn’t sound like the tablet is any kind of runaway success. Could the Nexus 10 be the victim of under-promotion, or is the Nexus 7 just that much more compelling for many users?”
So what about the Google nexus 7? In keeping with Brad Reed at BGR News, there are 6.8 million Nexus 7 tablets currently in use. That is a huge variation in revenue compared the Nexus 10’s 680,000 models.
In spite of the meager sales, the Nexus 10 was in reality handled kindly by reviewers, while several criticized the screen (in comparison with the Retina Display) and the noticeable lack of decent apps that weren’t ‘stretched out’ versions of Android phone apps, most reviewers were in reality somewhat compliant. So, aside from the explanations already listed here, We would be happy to propose that Nexus users basically prefer the smaller version. Conceivably Android is much better suited to 7 inch tablets?
Vincent Chang, of CNet’s Asian blog, suggests a different hypothesis last month.
“They are more affordable than models with larger screens. These smaller, lightweight tablets can also be held easily with one hand. Even Apple has a smaller version of its iPad, despite Steve Jobs’ dismissal of 7-inch tablets in 2010. Of course, the official word from Cupertino is that the 7.9-inch iPad mini is not the same as a 7-inch tablet”.
For my part, I believe he’s beyond doubt onto something. Regardless of the motives following this Google nexus 10 sales drop, the solution to the question is subject to absolutely no doubt.
The Nexus 10 hasn’t been anyplace close as thriving as its 7-Inch brother.