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Google Nexus 7 Becomes Bestselling Android Tablet in UK

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By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
October 21, 2012|11:45 am

The Google Nexus 7 has become the highest selling Android tablet in the U.K., according to a recent report.

The Telegraph is now reporting that just three months after its official launch in the U.K., the Google Nexus 7 has become the highest selling Android tablet at retailer Carphone Warehouse.

The Nexus 7 still comes in second to Apple's various iPad models, but with its £159 price tag, the device has eclipsed other Android mainstays such as the Asus Transformer Prime and Samsung Galaxy Tab lines.

Other cost effective tablets will be reaching the U.K. soon including the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD, and Barnes and Noble Nook HD.

Graham Stapleton, the Chief Commercial Officer at Carphone Warehouse stated the reason why he feels the Nexus 7 has had such great success in the market.

"Looking at the sales of the Google Nexus tablet, it's clear that there is a massive demand amongst our customer base for smaller tablets," he said to the Telegraph. We're seeing a real shift in what customers are using their tablets for, with more and more watching content on the go."

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"It's now common to see people using their tablets during the morning commute or catching up on the day's news in a local coffee shop, and smaller devices make it easier to handle," continued Stapleton. "We've seen that 59 percent of total tablet sales in our stores are sold as either connected or tethered, to allow access to the internet on tablets that don't have built in 3G connectivity."

The Google Nexus 7 launched earlier this year and features a 7-inch touch screen display and runs Android 4.1, JellyBean. The device currently retails in the U.S. for $199.99 with 8GB of memory.

 

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