Google’s Biggest Pixel Failure Was Not Unit Sales (Premium)

Google's Biggest Pixel Failure is Not Unit Sales

As you may have heard, Google only sold 3.9 million Pixel handsets in all of 2017. But the erstwhile hardware maker has a bigger problem than that. Its flagship phone, the Pixel 2 XL, was one of the most unreliable devices ever released to the public.

This is a problem because Google is trying to establish its hardware credibility in order to more effectively compete against Apple. Suffice to say that it has failed miserably: No one with experience with both devices, like me, would ever hold up the Pixel 2 XL as a viable competitor to Apple's excellent iPhone X.

Read the rest of this article now by joining Thurrott Premium!

Choose how you want to experience

Basic Member

Basic Sign-up

Basic Membership Includes:

Limited access to premium content:Access to 3 Premium articles over the month.

Thurrott Daily Newsletter:Keep track of the latest headlines and articles from

Member Only Offers:Special promotions that only offered to members.

Ability to Comment:Comment on News Posts.

Forum Participation:Basic Members can create and reply in Forums.

All Access, All The Time!

Premium Member

Purchase Premium Access (Annually or Monthly)

Premium Membership Includes:

Full Access to content on Thurrott readers will have access to deeper, richer articles written by Paul and the Thurrott Team.

First Ring Daily: A new podcast hosted by Paul Thurrott and Brad Sams discussing the top technology news of the day.

Premium Forums:Premium members have access to forums and a private channel for communicating with other Premium members and the Thurrott Team.

Thurrott Daily Newsletter: Premium users will receive a daily newsletter from showcasing the day’s latest news and top trending stories on the site.

Premium Comments: Premium member comments on news posts will be visible to other premium members.

Enhanced User Experience: Premium users will enjoy minimal banner advertising resulting in a faster loading site.

Visit our FAQs to Learn More