Google shipped 3.9 million Pixels during 2017 according to report

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Google shipped 3.9 million Pixel and Pixel 2 devices in 2017 which is almost double the units it sold in 2016 but a tiny fraction of the global smartphone market that numbers 1.5 billion units.

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.

Do you own one of the 3.9 million Pixel phones that Google shipped in 2017?

According to Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai, the company had technically doubled the number of units shipped year-on-year.

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Jeronimo also says 3.9 million units is only a tiny portion of the 1.5 billion market size.

Apple sold 77.3 million iPhones in the Christmas quarter for an average of 849.450 iPhones a day, per ZDNet's math.

Google may not be entirely new to the smartphone scene, but it's still a minor player when it comes to sales.

That means, as a rough estimate, it would take less than a week of iPhone sales to eclipse Google's entire 2017 Pixel shipments. We'll be able to see if Google's device shipments are indeed on the increase, and by what percentage, this time in 2019, after the third generation of Pixel smartphones have launched. In comparison, between their release in April 2017 and August of the same year, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus sold 20 million units-and those were just two of the many phones released by Samsung that year. The devices come with powerful specifications and a bloatware-free experience with Google's mobile operating system that make them arguably the best Android smartphones in the market. Don't expect a new Pixel handset before the fall, though.