Google sells a mere 20K Nexus One handsets in the first week of sales?

January 13, 2010

According to mobile analytics firm Flurry, the Google Nexus One has not taken the world by storm. The latest Android offering has just passed the one week mark and estimates based upon web traffic data suggest that Google has sold a paltry 20,000 Nexus One handsets. When compared to other major handset launches, the Nexus One lags behind the myTouch, the DROID, and the iPhone which sold 60,000, 250,000, and 1.6 million handsets, respectively, in each phone’s first week of sales. Some of the lag in Nexus One sales may be attributed to the timing of the device’s release which fell at the beginning of CES, the world’s largest consumer electronics show, and the lack of aggressive advertising on the part of Google. So what does all this mean for Google and its Nexus One? Is it a reflection that the US not ready for an unlocked, unsubsidized device or is the Nexus One merely slow out the gate and will soon gain some much needed momentum?

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