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Google Shipped 3.9 Million Pixel Devices in 2017

According to Francisco Jeronimo, Research Director at International Data Corporation (IDC), "GooglePixel shipments continue to grow, but they still represent a tiny portion of the smartphone market."

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Updated:February 13, 2018, 8:09 PM IST
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Google Shipped 3.9 Million Pixel Devices in 2017
Google Shipped 3.9 Million Pixel Devices in 2017 (photo for representation).
Google shipped 3.9 million Pixel and Pixel 2 devices in 2017 which is nearly double the units it sold in 2016 but a tiny fraction of the global smartphone market that numbers 1.5 billion units. According to Francisco Jeronimo, Research Director at International Data Corporation (IDC), "#GooglePixel shipments continue to grow, but they still represent a tiny portion of the smartphone market."

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The Pixel sales is also less than a typical week's worth of iPhone sales for Apple, 9to5google.com reported. "Presumably, the jump to 3.9 million is largely thanks to the Pixel 2 but discounts on the original Pixel earlier in the year (and following the 2's debut) could tip the numbers in the other direction," the report added. Google recently acquired Taiwan-based HTC's smartphone design team for $1.1 billion. Google now has access to HTC's intellectual property to support the Pixel smartphone family.

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This is the second time Google has acquired a smartphone manufacturer. It announced a $12.5 billion buyout of Motorola Mobility six years back and in 2014, sold it again to Lenovo. Last month, the price of the first-generation Rs 76,000 Pixel XL "quite black" colour variant was slashed by Rs 36,000 on e-commerce platform Amazon in India.


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