Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
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Despite "Pixel vs iPhone" Google phone sales are tiny

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That said, the company is quickly picking up ground with its Pixel lineup, with sales in the past year doubling. Despite some display issues with the larger Pixel 2 XL, it would appear that Google's second attempt at developing its own range of phones has been more successful than the first, with around 3.9 million units reportedly being shipped in 2017. Based on its most recent sales figures, Apple was selling nearly 850,000 iPhones each day in the first quarter of 2018.

Add to the equation the many delays, production woes and poor general distribution of the OG Pixel duo, and you probably won't be shocked to hear the smartphone family's shipments merely amounted to 3.9 million units in 2017.


Google still has a long way to go before its Pixel smartphones can hit figures that high-end smartphones from the likes of Samsung always do but it's seeing good progress. The Pixel and Pixel 2 devices are only available in up to eight countries, compared to the iPhone X, for example, that may be purchased in 70 countries. In comparison, between their release in April 2017 and August of the same year, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus sold 20 million units-and those were just two of the many phones released by Samsung that year. However, looking at the big picture, Google still has a lot of catching up to do. By contrast, Verizon is the only carrier selling Google phones in-store. Don't expect a new Pixel handset before the fall, though.

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.

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