Google Nexus One smartphone fails to impress sales counters; rivals have a better say

January 14, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran


Week One: 20,000 units. Thus reads the sales figure for Google’s Nexus One when the first week since launch came to a close. Not so smart numbers indeed for such a smartphone that rode on so much pre-launch hype.  If you thought the 20000 number is fairly okay, take a look at what the rival phones had pocketed. While the Motorola DROID touched 2,50,000, the Phone 3GS registered sales of 1,600,000 units in a week after launch. So where does that leave Nexus One?

While industry observers have termed the sales figure as disastrous, it remains to be seen if  Google will go in for another round of campaign to push sales.

The number doesn’t bode well for the Android platform as a whole. In spite of Google doing a blast with one of its biggest AdWords campaigns ever, the number failed to pick up. It was a disappointing launch for the first of so many Android-powered phones by HTC and Google to come this year, and that paints a picture of gloom.

The sales figure has been fished out by guys at BGR, who found the chart (pictured) at Flurry. The analytics firm, in its chart, portrays the first week statistics of Nexus One and compares it with sales of T-Mobile myTouch 3G, Apple iPhone 3GS and the Motorola DROID.

Though it may not mean all is over for Google’s Android platform, the company will have to have some extra bit of effort put into the marketing of the Nexus One.

(Via BGR)

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