The Android versus iOS war may often be phrased in terms of Pixel vs iPhone, but new sales stats for Google’s Pixel suggest there’s a long way to go before Apple needs to be worried.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launched last year to no shortage of enthusiasm from Android fans, replacing handsets that had been equally lauded by vocal users.
The bad news is that even with strong growth it’s still a small splash in a huge pond.
According to IDC’s numbers, Google shipped 3.9 million Pixel phones in 2017.
That’s including both the original, first-generation Pixel handsets and the Pixel 2 second-generation which launched later in the year.
As IDC points out, it leaves Google with “a tiny portion of the 1.5 billion market size” for smartphones overall.