Beijing morning February 14 morning news, since October 2016, Google Pixel series of smart phones acclaimed, but sales seem unhappy. According to the latest data from market research firm IDC, Google's 2017 Pixel and Pixel 2 device shipments totaled 3.9 million units.
In the up to 1.5 billion global sales of smart phones, this can be negligible, or even worse than Apple's iPhone sales a week. However, this data at least shows that Pixel sales are moving in the right direction.
IDC analyst Francisco Jeronimo said sales in 2017 doubled. Data from Kantar Worldpanel, another market research firm, also offers the same conclusion: Google's share of the U.S. handset market has risen from 1.8% to 2.8%.
Although the absolute figure is not high, but Google's attention to the hardware business reached an unprecedented level. The company recently spent $ 1.1 billion on the acquisition of a HTC smart phone design team and also hopes to develop more attractive devices by 2018 and beyond to leverage its world-class camera technology.