Google Pixel yearly sales double to 3.9 million in 2017

Google shipped 3.9 million Pixel smartphones in 2017

The IDC says Google shipped only 3.9 million Pixel phones in 2017.

Google debuted the Pixel, the search giant's first branded phone, in October 2016, and unveiled the second generation of the device exactly one year later. Google has done better with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL stock, but the phones are also quite expensive.

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Jeronimo points out how it's a "remarkable achievement to double sales", especially during a time when consumers mostly already have smartphones. That number is pretty much a drop in the ocean when you think that the smartphone market is worth around 1.5 billion smartphones. Google hasn't made a lot of progress in the "sales and support" part of the smartphone business, however. Jeronimo said Google doubled its Pixel sales in the previous year.

The Google Pixel smartphones were supposed to be Android's answer to Apple's iPhone.

YouTube Suspends Advertising On Logan Paul's Channels After Dead Rat Video
Paul's camp has had no response to YouTube's decision but it will be interesting to see how long this "tempory" suspension lasts. Before returning to daily vlogs, Paul posted a video, a serious one, called "Suicide: Be Here Tomorrow" .

Apple sold 77.3 million iPhones in the Christmas quarter for an average of 849.450 iPhones a day, per ZDNet's math. Of course with a wider customer base you'll sell more phones. Google Hardware SVP Rick Osterloh referenced the Pixel's constant stock issues at the Pixel 2 launch, saying, "I just wish we had a few more of them to go around".

The company is now expected to come up with additional mobile devices that can help it effectively compete in this crowded marketplace. Lastly, Google Pixel smartphones are only available through Verizon, while the iPhone models are available in all carriers.

I'd rather we beat relegation rivals than United, says Benitez
Ritchie's goal came from a free-kick awarded for a needless dive by United defender Chris Smalling inside his own half. How Rafa Benitez could do with a win over his old rival Jose Mourinho to lift the mood at St James' Park .

One thing not many people will realize is that Google's smartphone pricing is even more high-end than Apple's, though.

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