While Google still has a bit of way to go towards establishing a significant presence in the international smartphone market, it seems that the company has been making some progress these past few months. In a recent earnings call, Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated that sales of the Pixel 7 series and the Pixel 6a devices have been through the roof, out-performing sales of Pixel smartphones from 2021.
Interestingly though, no specific numbers were given in terms of sales figures during the earnings call, as well as sales figures from the previous year. So far, the only numbers we have are the 27.6 million phones sold since the line-up was first introduced to the market – although while that figure sounds like a lot, it only amounts to a tenth of the number of phones Samsung sold in 2021 alone. However, the sales mentioned by Pichai understandably only compare Google’s own numbers.
Other products and services mentioned during the earnings call included YouTube Shorts, YouTube Music, and other Pixel-branded products such as the Pixel Buds and Pixel Watch devices, which likewise saw promising growth last year.
In relation to this, there are also reports predicting that Google that plans to double the number of its smartphone sales this year, with the company ordering over 8 million units for its Pixel 7 series, a slight increase over the Pixel 6 in which Google ordered over 7 million units. The company has also been selling its phones in more regions, which is a promising move forward should it pursue its sales goal.
Source: Android Police