Bloomberg Technology Column Editor Vlad Savov, citing data from analyst firm IDC,
Since the announcement of the first Pixel smartphone in 2016Google sold 27.6 million devices last year. That is, on average, the company sells 4.6 million smartphones every year. Of course, in some years sales are better, in others they are worse.
Since Google launched Pixel phones in 2016, it'ssold 27.6 million units. That's 1/10 of Samsung's 2021 sales. In other words, Google would need 60 years to sell as many phones as Samsung sells in one.
— Vlad Savov (@vladsavov) October 4, 2022
For comparison, 26.7 million is only 1/10 of all Samsung smartphones sold in 2021. That is, to catch up with the annual sales of the Korean manufacturer, Google will need about 60 years.
By the way, now Google is preparing to present a new line of smartphones: Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. They will be presented today, October 6th.