The business of Google Pixel smartphones has never been the company’s main one, which was periodically confirmed by the technical problems faced by users of flagship smartphones of the line. However, data from the analytical firm Canalys for the 2nd quarter of 2022 show that, unlike the previous, completely niche Nexus series, Google Pixels are selling well in North America, the main market for the company.
In the 2nd quarter of 2022, the share of Google smartphones in the North American market increased by as much as 230% compared to the same quarter last year, and now it is 2%.
It is worth noting that relative to such big players as Apple and Samsung with shares of 52% and 26%, Google’s result does not look so surprising. Although for a company for which smartphones are not the main business, showing a growth of 230% and entering the top 5 manufacturers for North America is a very good result.
However, none of the Pixel smartphones are yet among the top 10 most-shipped models in Q2.
Here, the first five steps are shared by Apple smartphones, followed by models from Samsung and one from Motorola. As you can see, the iPhone 13 mini stands out among other Apple offers and occupies the penultimate step.
Precisely because of insufficient sales in the opinion of company managers, there will be no continuation for the iPhone 13 mini, on the contrary, Apple will add a model with a larger screen to the basic iPhone 14 line, which will receive a Max prefix.