Never underestimate the power (or popularity) of Google. That would appear to be the lesson Verizon is now learning, as demand for Google Pixel smartphones is exceeding the carrier’s supply.
That could be 12 orders for a supply of 10 phones, but let’s say it’s flying off the shelves. Where? Verizon.
Pixel made up 9.5 percent of all smartphone sales at Big Red in the last month — something neither Verizon nor Google actually anticipated. During the holiday season, sales were even hotter, with the Pixel accounting for 12.3 percent of smartphone sales at the carrier in the first few weeks of December.
Pixel can be bought unlocked and taken to other carriers. What’s interesting about this report is the total lack of numbers. What were unit sales? To date, only Apple reveals unit sales, now only on a quarterly basis. I fear such numbers will become a relic of the past.