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iPad 4, Nexus 7 lag behind mini

This time last year the most popular tablet over the Christmas period was the iPad 2, since then we have had the iPad 3 and now the 4. However, the iPad 4 and the ever-popular Nexus 7 sales lag behind Apple’s mini tablet. This doesn’t come as any surprise really because no matter who we speak to they have nothing but good things to say about the iPad mini, well apart from the Android faithful of course.

According to a recent study it seems as though the iPad mini is being searched for more than rival tablet devices, even its larger sibling. Now while this is not proof of sales, it’s certainly a great indication of how popular Apple’s smaller tablet is. Whether this will result in more iPad mini sales over the Holiday Season is something that we will not find out until early next year, but no matter what, it’s still looking good for Apple.

It’s not just the iPad 4 and the Nexus 7 that seems to be lagging behind the iPad mini, the Kindle Fire HD is also bringing up the rear as well. However, there is a worry for Apple though, as it has been suggested that both the larger iPad’s were searched for far less than the Nexus 7 and the Fire HD. This could mean nothing, but it does make you wonder if things are starting to unravel for Apple? Having said that, we would like to say that if you have a limited budget then we are sure that the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD will be more of an interest to you. Don’t get me wrong these are more than capable devices, although the former does have much more to offer.

So what tablet device will win out over the Holiday Season? As with all statistics we should take them with a grain of salt because they mean nothing until the final sales numbers are in, but we wouldn’t count the Nexus 7 out of the running too soon, as we know that sales over the past few weeks have been very impressive indeed, especially when there has been several stock issues in that time.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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Shauna Morgan
Shauna Morgan

I was recently at Bestbuy, checking out tablets. While checking out the iPad Mini (because I like tablets in general), a teenager and his Dad (I assume), came in, stood beside me and watched as I played around with it (the instagram application looked horrible on it). I stepped back to let the Dad check it out and his teenage son, began to talk about the Nexus 7. He explained to his Dad that the Nexus 7 had a better screen, would hold up better regarding future applications that would need more processing power and marveled that the Nexus 7… Read more »

miguel martinez
miguel martinez

I don’t know about all that. I got my Nexus 7 when it first came out and I love it, no Apple product can replace the freedom of an Android, so when the Google branded Samsung made Nexus 10 came out I had to get too, and indeed a better resolution than any Retina Apple has ever put out.


Chris, you goading of the Android community is pretty immature to say the least! It’s trolling some to drop the snidey line, “…we would like to say that if you have a limited budget then we are sure that the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD will be more of an interest to you”. If you knew anything about technology, then you’d know that not only does the Nexus 7 have a higher res screen, but that it’s also significantly more powerful…double the ram, quad-core etc, etc. On top of this you can get a Nexus 7 32gb 3g… Read more »

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