Google Pixel, Pixel XL smartphones are the first ‘real’ all Google smartphones from the company, and it looks like their adoption rates are much better than the previous generation Huawei Nexus 6P. Data analytics firm Appboy has shared some information on how Google’s Pixel XL smartphone is seeing better adoption rates in the first week. This is based on analysis of over 100 million plus app devices from the period of October 20-27.
According to 9to5Google, which reported Appboy’s data, Pixel has 0.016 per cent market share, while Pixel XL has 0.020 per cent one week after the launch. The report adds the Nexus 6P took over two weeks to get to the same percentage. 9to5Google report also points out the rates might have been higher had it not been for the constrained supply for these phones.
Appboy’s data also showed Pixel’s volumes grew by 274 per cent and 158 per cent for the XL one week after launch as more smartphones ended up getting delivered to those who had pre-ordered the phone. The data also shows the Pixel has a healthy early adoption rate compared to Samsung Galaxy S6, S7, though of course both phones now have a greater market share and it will take Google a lot of time to catch up to them.
It was reported last week that Google Pixel, Pixel XL shipments in the US were delayed as demand exceeded supply. US customers who had ordered the phone from the Google Store online got the devices late, while some orders still went as ‘Pending’ or ‘Pre-ordered.’ It was also reported the new Pixel phones won’t start shipping until mid-November due to a high demand stripping supply.
Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones start at Rs 57,000 and Rs 67,000 in India. Google Pixel series comes in two storage options: 32GB and 128GB. Both phones have the Snapdragon 821 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and a 12.3 MP rear camera with f/2.0.
Google’s Pixel smartphones are not completely water-resistant, and don’t have a microSD slot for extra storage. Both phones run the latest Android 7.1 Nougat with the exclusive Pixel launcher on top as well as the Assistant. Google has kept the Assistant as exclusive to Pixel smartphones for now.
Google is also handling the after sales service of the Pixel smartphones in India, and has set up a toll free helpline for customers as well.