Sales of the Google-made Pixel smartphone are falling, company executives said in its first quarter earnings call on Monday - further pointing to the tech giant's struggle to build a meaningful hardware business.
In fact, the company's CEO Sundar Pichai explicitly said that the demand for the Google Home lineup remains strong and the company is satisfied with the current momentum.More news: Giants GM cites Packers 'model' in Jones pick
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Google also confirmed that it will be announcing new hardware on May 7 during its I/O developer conference while teasing new additions to the Home, Nest, and Pixel family. Google Pixel 3a variants certified by the Bluetooth SIG include G020E, G020F, G020G, and G020H. If what we've heard is true, those users of Google Pixel 3 models now won't have any good reason to move to a 3a model - since they're basically the same. With the Google Pixel 3a, we might be getting acknowledgement that we don't necessarily need a brand new Pixel every year - and instead would be OK seeing an "essentials only" model every once in a while. The Pixel 3 and 3XL start at $799 and $899 respectively and apparently, these prices were anything but palatable for a huge majority of consumers. That is, if they will still be willing to market something that's not as popular as anticipated.
This was hinted through through a teaser on the U.S. Google store.
Not to say that Google Pixel isn't a great smartphone range, but with the current smartphone market being too saturated, it takes a lot for smartphones to stand out among the others in the public eye.
Alongside the Google Pixel 3a, Hot Hardwire reported that the single-core and multi-core scores of the bigger Pixel 3a XL were also indicated.