Google Pixel quietly crossed a major sales threshold

Google Pixel quietly crossed a major sales threshold



Google finally made its own brand phone with the Pixel last year. It was a big hit with critics who lauded its refined software and solid if unspectacular build. We don’t know if it was a big hit with consumers because Google doesn’t release sales figures, but we may have just found out how many units the Pixel sold through Google itself.

The Pixel launcher’s download count in the Play Store was updated from the “100,000-500,000” marker to the “1,000,000-5,000,000” marker. That means Google has officially sold over 1 million Pixel phones. Unfortunately, we don’t have a concrete number of how many units were sold and the distinction between Pixels and Pixel XLs sold.

Google counts the number of downloaded apps to include pre-installed apps, which the Pixel launcher is. Google also applies device targeting, meaning no other devices aside from the Pixel can…

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