The Googlephone, Google’s very own Nexus One, has been termed a “superphone” by folks over at Google themselves. Everything might be super about the Nexus One except for the part that it hasn’t actually managed to set the sales graphs on fire following its much subdued launch just over a week ago.
While Google did try to create a momentum of sorts and interest in the then mysterious Googlephone, they seem to have lost track somewhere in the middle which has inevitably resulted in these not so impressive sales figure for the phone. The data provided by analytics firm Flurry estimate that in the first week of its existence, only over 20,000 Nexus Ones were sold! Even the beleaguered Motorola managed to do better with its Droid with over 250,000 units selling in the very first week. Of course, all these figures mean nothing if we do not compare them with the sales figure (first week of course) of the iPhone
which sold a staggering 1.6 million units just on week one.
Now, what we do not know is whether this is some strange strategy from Google where they would be looking at Android in the “long term” and are not as of now worried about the sales figures. Or maybe, Google just didn’t do enough to promote the Nexus One? True, the Nexus One was a trending topic on Twitter for weeks. However, the huge interest in the phone that was visible online did not seem to have converted in to sales figures for Google.