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15 February 2018, 12:26 | Harold Aguilar
Google Pixel shipments doubled yet still, only 3.9 million units were moved in 2017
Google's only on its second generation of phones (the Nexus phones, which were never driven by a strategy of scale, don't really count), but if you compare its 2017 shipments to Apple's second-generation iPhone, the 3G, which sold 1 million units inits opening weekend, you start to see that it's very clear very few people are leaping onto the Pixel train, despite a lavish marketing campaign.
Google occasionally dabbles with pop-up stores for the holidays, and it has some dedicated displays inside electronics stores, but it's missing a standalone retail presence. Lastly, Google Pixel smartphones are only available through Verizon, while the iPhone models are available in all carriers. Apple also has deals with all the major carriers in the USA, putting iPhones in even more retail locations with even more salespeople.
A year ago saw Google unveil the Pixel 2 and 2 XL handsets to take over from the original Pixel phones that launched back in 2016. So let's look at the average for the calendar year 2017. Jeronimo said Google doubled its Pixel sales in the a year ago. Lower-end phones lead to more sales, and Samsung matches yearly Pixel shipments every 3.5 days.
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