Hugo Barra On Nexus 7 Pre-Orders: “They’re Big!”

As soon as the Nexus 7 became available for pre-order, Android enthusiasts flooded the site, looking to grab Google’s Tegra 3, Android 4.1 sub $200 tablet. Of course if you’re an Androidian or Googlite, this was a no brainer, but what about consumers outside of the cultists? Turns out they’re just as interested in Google’s Nexus tablet as we are. How do I know this? Well, I don’t… but you’re supposed to believe everything on the internet, so believe it.

Kidding aside, while there are no solid numbers, Hugo Barra, director of product management at Google Inc, had this to say when asked about day 1 pre-sales of the Nexus 7:

They’re Big!

That is, of course, the kind of answer you’d expect out of the director of product management, but I believe the numbers are “big,” especially for an Android tablet. The Nexus 7 will be a winner for numerous reasons and will open another door for consumers looking for a fully featured tablet at the fraction of the cost.

How many of you have already pre-ordered your Nexus 7?