Google's Nexus One first week sales below expectations

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    http://www.neowin.net/news/main/10/...m_campaign=Feed:+neowin-all+(Neowin.net+News)

    http://blog.flurry.com/bid/29658/Flurry-Special-Report-Google-Nexus-One-Launch-Week-Sales

    Google's Nexus One first week sales below expectations

    The sales figured for the Nexus One's first week sales are in, and the results aren't what Google was hoping for. The actual figures are based on Flurry, which tracks application usage per phone in the market, and approximately four out of five applications on the iPhone.

    Flurry's tracking system works with more than 10,000 developers' applications on the iPhone and Android platforms. Based on the applications used by new mobile phone users, Flurry can track roughly how many users purchased and used the phone in the first week.

    Flurry tracked about 20,000 users using the Nexus One phone from January 5 – 12, 2010. The MyTouch 3G launched back in August 5, 2009, with roughly 60,000 users tracked in the first week, three times more than Nexus One.

    The Motorola Droid had roughly 250,000 users monitored in the first week of sales, 12 times that of the Nexus One. The Apple iPhone 3GS had an estimated 1.6 million users tracked in the first week of sales, selling over 1 million units in three days of its launch. It's important to note that the iPhone sales were based across 8 countries compared to just the US for the other devices.

    Take note that these numbers are based on Flurry's tracking system for the first week of sales and may not reflect actual handset sales.


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    I think he's been sipping the koolaid too much ;)
     
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    I just post the news. I don't write it. Google is a hot topic at the moment. Besides, this will be front-page MR news by tomorrow.
     
  5. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    Maybe because they initially launched on one of the carriers with least customers in the U.S. that plus T-Mobile is a cheaper alternative to wireless service so I would imagine that alot of their customers look for cheaper phones and dont spend much on apps.
     
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    LTD is addicted to posting any negative story about MSFT/Google/Apple competition.... :mad::eek::apple:
     
  7. flash144 macrumors member

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    Breaking ground on a new sales model.....just might play into the rationale behind the "slow" sales...

    http://www.wirelessweek.com/News/FeedsAP/2010/01/google-to-sell-nexus-one-a-super-mobile-phone/

    If you read into stories, you generally find more clues:

    The Nexus One's $529 price tag is more than twice as much as the most powerful iPhone sold in conjunction with a two-year service plan from AT&T Inc.

    Google is asking consumers to pay more so they can select their own wireless carriers. That's a departure from the usual sales model in the United States, where mobile phones are typically offered exclusively by specific providers and subsidized by them for customers who agree to service plans that cost $800 to $1,000 annually.

    For the first few months at least, the Nexus One will only work on GSM networks — a limitation that means buyers in the U.S. will have to use T-Mobile USA if they want the handset for high-speed Web surfing. Consumers willing to enter into a two-year data plan with T-Mobile will be able to buy the Nexus One for $179, $20 less than the top-of-the-line iPhone with an AT&T subsidy.

    The technological barrier also precludes the initial version of Nexus One from working on the U.S. wireless networks of Verizon Wireless and Sprint, though Google plans a version that will work on those carriers' CDMA technology this spring and Verizon Wireless plans to subsidize that. For AT&T, the phone's compatible only with its slower wireless network instead of the 3G one used by the iPhone.

    The Nexus One should work with many carriers abroad, as GSM is the predominant technology used. Vodafone's wireless service in Europe also will begin to subsidize the Nexus One in the spring.
     
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    So what do they think Google was hoping to sell? Especially on T-Mobile, with zero advertising?

    This was the sloppiest handled device debut since the Storm 2.
     
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    I noticed and like any fanboy, its impossible to discuss anything that brings apple in a negative light or highlight's the achievement's of google or MS.

    I'm not a fan of google, far from it. I will say that that the droid OS looks very promising and the nexus phone appears to be a solid competitor to the iPhone. Not as sexy as the iPhone but a solid phone.
     
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    Give it time. I'm sure the nexus will become popular when developers find out that they don't have to follow Apple's app rules. As soon as the porn app is released for it, the sales will booom! ;)
     
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    Do we really have to rely on porn and a few hot naked girls to boost sales? :confused:

    I wouldn't normally say this, being a rebellious teenager and all, but not following or having rules is a bad thing. There is no limit to the good or bad stuff you can do. Already, there are reports of malware and other malicious apps in Google's Android Marketplace or whatever they call it.

    Android will turn into Windows because the apps have no regulations (or less than the App Store) and is used by so many handsets. It's just like Windows, but on mobile phones.
     
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    I wouldn't normally say this, being a curmudgeon and veteran and all, but following the rules of a large corporation can also be A Bad Thing.

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    Or Windows Mobile - You cannot compare it to a full blown computers because for the most part - computers have very consistent components (largish screens, keyboards, mice, ports, disc drives, etc) - Phones do not have this and often times vary widely from model to model. The fact that Windows Mobile handsets all looked different, had different input models, screen sizes, and even different versions of the OS meant that development for Windows Mobile was like playing whack-a-mole. Android is going to have these problems because none of the handset makers are going to agree with each other on what to support and how.

    Yes, Apple to a degree suffers this problem, but it is far less of an issue because the problems are not due to different hardware vendors, but rather the generation of the handset and the few hardware differences between them.
     

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