You’ve seen all the TV commercials for Apple’s iPhone competitors, right? Samsung, Motorola, Google’s Pixel 2, even Essential (from former Google and former Apple executive Andy Rubin). How are they doing?
Chris Velazco on Essential:
The phone doesn’t seem to be doing very well. According to a tweet from IDC research director Francisco Jeronimo, the phone sold less than 90,000 units in the first six months after it launched.
Ouch. Apple does about 600,000 iPhones a day. What about Google’s Pixel 2?
In the 16 months since its initial release in October 2016, Google’s Pixel family of phones has earned plenty of acclaim and scrutiny, but not very many sales… Google shipped 3.9 million Pixel and Pixel 2 devices in 2017.
Apple does that number in less than a week. What about Samsung?
Samsung did not provide specific numbers… the company noted that “total smartphone shipments decreased, due to the lineup optimization of low-end models, while shipments of flagship products, such as the Galaxy Note 8, increased from the previous quarter.
Which accounts for lower sales but higher smartphone revenue and profits. Technology gadget makers want to be like Apple.