IDC says Google shipped three.9 million Pixel devices in 2017.
Google will not say how numerous Pixel phones it shipped in 2017, but a single analyst from the investigation firm IDC has a quantity: three.9 million.
The analyst, IDC Investigation Director Francisco Jeronimo, mentioned the figure contains each generations of the telephone, the Pixel 1 and two. For comparison, it is a “tiny portion” compared with the complete 1.five billion marketplace size for smartphones altogether, Jeronimo mentioned. And it is just a sliver compared with the 77.three million iPhones Apple sold in the final quarter alone.
A Google spokeswoman declined to comment.
Although the numbers are compact, the fantastic news for Google is that they’re developing. Jeronimo mentioned Google doubled its Pixel sales in the final year.
Google debuted the Pixel, the search giant’s initial branded telephone, in October 2016, and unveiled the second generation of the device precisely a single year later. The enterprise has produced a severe investment in hardware. In 2016, Google brought in former Motorola executive Rick Osterloh to lead its hardware division, which contains its Google Dwelling wise speakers, Chromecast streaming devices and Google Wi-Fi routers.
The enterprise also mentioned final year it produced a $1 billion investment in hardware maker HTC to bring to Google two,000 engineers, numerous of whom worked on the Pixel. And the search giant’s hardware division keeps developing. Final week, Google mentioned it is folding Nest, the wise device maker, into the Google hardware group, soon after Nest was spun out into a separate enterprise below Google’s parent Alphabet in 2015.