“The new Google Nexus 7 is a big improvement over the original,” Darrell Etherington reports for TechCrunch. “And that’s driving a lot of first generation device owners to trade in their old Nexus 7, according to gadget buy-back site Gazelle. There was a 333 percent spike in the number of Nexus 7 tablets traded in compared to the same day last week, for example.”
Etherington reports, “The Nexus 7 trade-in activity spiked so high that it made up nearly a quarter of all trade-ins for non-iPad tablets since the site began accepting them earlier this year.”
MacDailyNews Take: Ooh, a whole quarter of 1%.
Etherington reports, “Wednesday, the day Google made its announcement, was also the biggest Nexus 7 trade-in day at Gazelle to date, beating the next biggest day by 380 percent. The news means that Google Nexus 7 owners are probably happy with their devices and eager to grab new ones, by trading in their last-gen devices to fund their purchases, but there’s another stat that tells another side of the story: Gazelle saw no appreciable increase in iPad trade-ins on the new Nexus 7 launch day. That means Google probably isn’t luring iPad owners away from the iOS fold.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Why settle for one of the rest when you already have the very best?
[Attribution: Mac Rumors. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]
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