Yesterday, through some estimates made from the downloading of the Pixel Launcher from the Play Store, several reports surfaced on the number of Google Pixel phones that have been sold. Based on the listing of the launcher in the Store, it is estimated that 1 million units have been sold since the phone launched in October 2016.
On the surface, given the vast number of Android devices in the market, this seems like a low sales number. And it is frankly. Samsung has sold some 5 million Galaxy S8 units in just a handful of months while other phones like the Huawei P10 have also pushed well past 1 million units.
But who cares? While many will get wrapped around the axle on this low number, it is important to keep in mind Google never intended this device to be for the masses. It is a flagship device with a premium price and I suspect that Google themselves aren’t too flustered over the low numbers. Neither should you.