Google does not sound like it was a great time trying to sell consumers on its pixel line phones in recent times, partly because there is too much competition for high-end devices, at least according to the comments that were made during the earnings call Ruth Porat, CFO of the parent company Google alphabetically.
Abroad, Porat said that pixel sales were lower than in Q1 2019 compared to the previous year, in particular with reference to "some of the recent pressure on the premium smartphone market." As noted 9to5Google, the Google "not break out results hardware in income, "but on the & # 39; combines them into a" Title Other income ", which includes Google Play Store and Cloud that number would go up to 5.4 billion from $ 4.3 billion $ in the previous year.
According 9to5Google, Porat and Google CEO Sundar pingchang county were optimistic about the Google home product line, with the Home Hub and Home Mini served as the top sellers. But in general, it seems, the last quarter was rough for smartphones from Google's business, probably because Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL debuted in late 2018 at a starting price of $ 800 and $ 900 respectively, in a market that is already crowded with expensive options from Samsung and Apple. Abroad, one analyst said that the equipment does not appear to do much to affect the total revenue from Google and asked Pixel heading the same direction was afraid, as non-existent phone Windows Microsoft.
It's a shame, because the pixel 3 and forge a really good phone software standout photos and abilities. But there are other, more encouraging signs: In a recent Counterpoint Research report found that Google hacked # 3 Premium OEM smartphone in the US in the 4th quarter of 2018, surpassing the LG, which points to Pixel line makes some progress, even if the total premium segment suffered. Moreover, these pixels become cheaper: Google currently sells unit for $ 200 on May 6, and there were various other transactions in times through Verizon.
Of course, there will also have to Pixel 3a and 3a XL, mid-range, cheaper version of Pixel 3 lines, which are expected to be announced at I / O 2019 Google keynote on May 7. These phones are planned to be reduced from its predecessors, except for the camera power supply, one of the 3 pixels in the largest outlets, perhaps an opportunity for Google, to succeed outside of the rotation premium market.[The Verge/9to5Google]