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Google sells as many phones in a year as Apple does in a week

9 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
With the recent acquisition of one of HTC's smartphone teams , Google appears more committed than ever to being a smartphone hardware maker. The company still has a long way to go to reach a substantial customer base, though. The Research Director for IDC, Francisco Jeronimo , shared some interesting smartphone shipment numbers from the IDC's quarterly industry report.
The IDC says Google shipped only 3.9 million Pixel phones in 2017. That's good, in that it is double the previous year's shipments. On the other hand, the IDC says Apple shipped 215.8...
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Google needs a full year to sell as many smartphones as Apple sells in a week

Google needs a full year to sell as many smartphones as Apple sells in a week

9 days ago   |   By BGR

All of Google's recent moves prove that, more than ever, Google wants to be more like Apple. It wants to make the same high-end products Apple delivers, it wants to create its own custom hardware for them, it wants to control the software experience, and it even wants to improve user privacy.
The Pixel phone series is a testament to that, the pinnacle of Google's ambitions to date. We do expect Google to improve the Pixel in future years and actually become a decent iPhone alternative, as both Pixel series have had to deal with plenty of controversies.
But the Pixel isn't a massive...
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