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[BGR] The Nexus 7 is already the UK’s all-time best-selling Android tablet

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Google’s (GOOG) Nexus 7 is now the all-time best-selling Android tablet in the United Kingdom a mere three months after its release, according to mobile retailer Carphone Warehouse. While the Internet giant’s first 7-inch slate continues to lag behind sales of Apple’s (AAPL) various iPad models, the device has sold more in the U.K. than other Android tablets such as the ASUS Transformer Prime and Samsung Galaxy Tab.

“It’s impressive that this product is our biggest selling Android tablet, and it will be really interesting to see if other manufacturers will follow suit with smaller tablets over the coming months to spice up the Christmas period,” said Graham Stapleton, chief commercial officer at Carphone Warehouse, per The Telegraph.

At a low and affordable £159 price tag, the Nexus 7 has little to no competition and consumers have received it favorably. Amazon’s (AMZN) Kindle Fire HD will soon go on sale in European markets, however, and may give Google a run for its money.

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thats pretty impressive.
    
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Bite that, Apple.
I'll be waiting for another news post documenting Apple whining biggrin.gif
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Bite that, Apple.
I'll be waiting for another news post documenting Apple whining biggrin.gif

Or they'll try to counter with a lawsuit. rolleyes.gif
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I don't like the idea of having locked space, which stopped me from getting one. Is there a workaround for this?
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I don't like the idea of having locked space, which stopped me from getting one. Is there a workaround for this?

Locked space? If you mean not being able to switch from portrait to landscape then yes, the most recent update (4.1.2) allows this.
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Locked space? If you mean not being able to switch from portrait to landscape then yes, the most recent update (4.1.2) allows this.

I believe he meant not being able to use microSD cards, I believe you can use USB flash drives or any other kind of microSD card to USB adapters if you root the device, I have a Nexus 7 8GB model and the space available is indeed tiny (less than than 6 gigs on the 8GB model.
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What, is the iPad not considered a status symbol in the UK like every other country in the world?
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What, is the iPad not considered a status symbol in the UK like every other country in the world?

Apparently it is :
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Google’s (GOOG) Nexus 7 is now the all-time best-selling Android tablet in the United Kingdom a mere three months after its release, according to mobile retailer Carphone Warehouse. While the Internet giant’s first 7-inch slate continues to lag behind sales of Apple’s (AAPL) various iPad models, the device has sold more in the U.K. than other Android tablets
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I've still got my eye on one of these. I sold my iPad yesterday (**** iTunes in the ear) and am looking to jump ship to possibly a Nexus 7. I mainly want it for reading PDFs and stuff as that's something I've gotten too used to with my iPad and I already have tonnes of stuff bought from the Android market so this should be nice and cheap to run.

Rumour has it we're getting a 32GB one soon though... so maybe I'll hold out a few weeks for that. biggrin.gif
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Bite that, Apple.
I'll be waiting for another news post documenting Apple whining biggrin.gif

Apple is going to sue Google for stealing their idea of being the top selling tablet. Then, release a 7" tablet, and sue for stealing their trade dress on a 7" tablet.
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