Google CEO says Pixel 2 got double the first day pre-orders of the original Pixel

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Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, has announced some interesting statistics during the Alphabet Q3 earnings report.

Pichai had noted that pre-orders for the Pixel 2 on its first day were double last year’s number, which some may find odd considering the new device’s huge bezels and somewhat outdated overall look.

Additionally, the hardware sales of the Google Pixel and Home, put together with the Play Store, enterprise efforts and more in the “Other Revenues” category show revenues of 3.4 billion USD which is an increase of a billion year-over-year. Note these numbers do not include any of the products announced at October 4th’s event.

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, reported earnings of $27.72 billion.

Alphabet’s revenue is up 24 percent from $22.55 billion in Q3 of last year, as well as a net income at $6.73 billion (8.64 billion CAD) for this quarter.

For more to gauge it on, last quarter Alphabet reported earnings of $26.01 billion in revenue and $6.26 billion of net incomes.

Watch the livestream for more on Alphabet’s earnings call. For clarification, the duration of Q3 lasts from July to September.

Source: Alphabet Via: 9to5Google