Google Shipped 3.9 Million Pixel Units Last Year

Google shipped 3.9 million Pixel phones last year, IDC says

Based on its most recent sales figures, Apple was selling nearly 850,000 iPhones each day in the first quarter of 2018.

The number was revealed by IDC research director Francisco Jeronimo, who notes that this is comprised of both first and second generation Pixel smartphones as well as their XL variants.

The Pixel range debuted in 2016 and got a refresh late past year, which brought us the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, so it's a relatively new brand when compared to iPhone and Galaxy S. Its availability is also limited to a handful of markets. Shipments in fact doubled year over year, though given the original Pixel only launched in October 2016 that's perhaps no great surprise. It's unclear, though, how many of these 3.9 million units were actually sold to end customers. However, looking at the big picture, Google still has a lot of catching up to do.


The Google Pixel phones have been very well received since they first appeared in 2016. In addition, there are 499 Apple Stores spread out in 22 countries, while Google relies on occasional pop-ups and its online Google Store, with no constant physical retail presence. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launched a year ago to no shortage of enthusiasm from Android fans, replacing handsets that had been equally lauded by vocal users.

We're using Apple as an example not just because the two companies are frequent rivals, but also because Apple offers the closest product lineup to Google, with only a handful of high-end models. A big marketing push would definitely help, and so would distribution through major carriers.

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