Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Sci-tech | By Bennie Mills

Google Pixel sales still no match for iPhone, Galaxy S series

Google Pixel sales still no match for iPhone, Galaxy S series

IDC Research Director Francisco Jeronimo tweeted that Google shipped 3.9 million units of the Pixel and Pixel 2 combined in 2017. Shipments in fact doubled year over year, though given the original Pixel only launched in October 2016 that's perhaps no great surprise.

According to Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai, the company had technically doubled the number of units shipped year-on-year. On the other hand, the IDC says Apple shipped 215.8 million iPhones in 2017, which works out to 4.15 million a week.

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Google may not be entirely new to the smartphone scene, but it's still a minor player when it comes to sales.

The Pixel phone series is a testament to that, the pinnacle of Google's ambitions to date. This will surely be welcome news for Google as it continues to grow the Pixel brand. It's unclear, though, how many of these 3.9 million units were actually sold to end customers. Google seems to have improved its supply line issues with the Pixel 2, which has consistently been in stock. That said, the company is quickly picking up ground with its Pixel lineup, with sales in the past year doubling. The devices come with powerful specifications and a bloatware-free experience with Google's mobile operating system that make them arguably the best Android smartphones in the market.

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It also certainly does not help the Google Pixel's cause that there are certain problems associated with the Pixel and Pixel 2 smartphones, including microphone defects and touchscreen problems. Lastly, Google Pixel smartphones are only available through Verizon, while the iPhone models are available in all carriers.

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