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Google sold about 80,000 Nexus One Units

February 5, 2010 | by Marin Perez

Android, Android Phones

Google sold about 80,000 Nexus One Units

Google has reportedly sold about 80,000 Nexus One units in its first months of sales, according to estimates from Flurry Inc.

These numbers are a bit low compared to the competition, as the latest iPhones sold a million units in its launch weekend and the Droid is close to a million units sold since its release late last year. But there are plenty of mitigating factors: it’s only available subsidized on T-Mobile, people can’t get their hands on one in stores to check out before they buy, and there have been some 3G issues.

Looking at the glass half-full, I’d say 80,000 is a solid number for a new distribution method that has had very little mainstream advertising. I’m not sure if most mainstream customers are comfortable enough buying a phone purely online, but that discomfort will eventually subside. I do hope the Nexus One becomes a bit more popular because it is a beautiful device. I’d expect their sales figures to skyrocket once the Verizon Wireless version comes out, although I’d imagine activating that one could be a pain.