Nexus 7 is experiencing great sales all over the world, well not exactly all over the world, since in China, for example it’s not allowed on official sale. The ASUS and Google made device doesn’t get support from China’s government, that didn’t approve its import, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
The government’s negative attitude can be explained through the fact that Google announced it was withdrawing from the Chinese market in March 2010. Since then there has been a wall of silence between the search engine giant and China. This means that Nexus 7 has a hard time entering the Chinese market, even though ASUS has quite a bunch of products there. China-based white box tablet vendors will have less pressure, since they’re the ones who usually make cheap devices and sell them in huge numbers.
A foreign tablet with a low price is something that they wouldn’t like at all. You can get Android 4.0 8GB slates with diagonals from 7 to 9 inches made by Ainol, Onda, Teclast and Cube, all Chinese companies. The prices applied for these models are around $149, so they want to keep ruling the market without Nexus 7. I guess that the Chinese public will be willing to sell out an extra $50 for quad core and big brand name, so the white box companies will be affected.
Even without China, Nexus 7 is expected to reach 3.5 million units sold at the end of 2012.