Microsoft's Surface tablet sells more units than Google's Nexus 10, still behind the Apple iPad


According to analyst Benedict Evans, sales of Google's Nexus 10 tablet isn't doing that great, especially compared to sales of Microsoft's Surface tablet. Everyone has been quick to criticize the Surface tablet, but these unique devices from Microsoft are actually doing better than Google's current Nexus tablet.

According to Evans, there are just 680,000 Nexus 10 tablets in use and around 6.8 million Nexus 7 tablets in use. This data comes extrapolated from Google Play to provide a rough estimate of total devices in use.

Google's Nexus 10 tablet was released in November of 2012, around the same time as the release of the Surface RT device back in October of 2012. Evans mentions that Surface tablets have sold only 1.5 million units, which is still more than the Nexus 10. Google's Nexus 10 tablet features a 10.1 inch, 2560x1600 pixel display, and was considered as the world's highest resolution tablet display during its debut.

The Apple iPad mini has apparently sold 10 million units in just the last two months of Q4. In fact, Apple sold 36.9 million iPads in the second half of 2012, just to put things in perspective.

While many of us are quick to criticize sales of Microsoft's Surface device, we must not forget one important thing. The Surface has sold more than Google's Nexus 10! With Windows 8.1 coming soon, perhaps Microsoft will boost its Surface sales and perhaps become a viable competitor to the iPad as the device matures.

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