The Nexus 7 II has barely been announced for 2 days now and experts are already discussing its potential for success. KGI’s Mingchi Kuo, an analyst with a very good track record has discussed the hit potential of the device.


He forecasted excellent sales for the Moto X, but the Nexus 7 II isn’t looking that good according to him. I have to remind you that this is the 7 inch Full HD slate that Google introduced this week, with a quad core Snapdragon S4 CPU inside, soft touch back, side speakers and 5 MP camera at the back.

Mingchi Kuo quotes a survey, showing that the second gen Nexus 7 will reach only 3.5 million to 4 million units shipped this year, about 30-40% lower than the market consensus of 5-7 million units. Even the iPad has been suffering over the past quarter, so all tablets are expected to take a hit, including the newcomer. Of course, the analyst may be wrong…