Google shipped 3.9 million Pixel phones in 2017

Display controversies apart, Google’s second try at making smartphones with the Pixel 2 was principally profitable. The smaller Pixel 2 continues to be among the finest Android phones you should purchase, and because of the numerous enhancements Google made to its division from 2016 to 2017, it additionally noticed a pleasant uptick in gross sales.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai beforehand stated through the firm’s newest earnings name that system shipments greater than doubled year-over-year, and now in accordance with IDC Research Director Francisco Jeronimo, we all know that the precise variety of shipments was round 3.9 million.

While that is technically double the phones Google shipped in 2016, there is a pretty necessary caveat to pay attention to. Google began promoting the first-gen Pixel in October of 2016, that means that it solely had about three months of 2016 to promote the telephone. That 3.9 million quantity accounts for all of 2017, that means that gross sales had been taken from each the Pixel and Pixel 2 over the course of 12 months.

Either method, it is nonetheless encouraging to see Google’s division increasing the way in which it’s. Jeronimo notes that Pixel phones nonetheless solely account for “a tiny portion of the smartphone market”, and whereas which may be true, it is evident that Google is slowly on its technique to turn into an actual contender in this area.

What are your ideas on this quantity? Do you suppose 3.9 million shipments is an efficient milestone for Google’s second yr as a firm, or had been you anticipating extra? Leave your ideas in these feedback beneath.

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