Google’s Nexus One Has Been A Flop Show But DROID Selling More Than iPhone
Google has started this year with the launch of the much hyped Android phone Nexus One which puts Google in straight competition with Apple. But in its early days Nexus One seems like a flop show. According to the estimates from a mobile analytics firm Flurry, reveals that the after the first 74 days of Nexus One Launch, Google has just been able to sell only 135k units. During the same duration the iPhone (1st generation) has sold 1 million units and surprisingly Motorola Droid sold 1.05 million which is more than iPhone. Nexus Phone which was seen as the iPhone killer has fallen flat in its attempt. Nexus One is a great phone comparable or even better than Droid and has same Android OS which the Droid has. So why Droid has gone past iPhone numbers in its early days and Nexus One is being left way behind in the race of smart-phones. You can’t just point one reasons for that. But I am just mentioning a few.
1. Verizon has advertised about Droid aggressively with iDont ads which takes on its competitor i.e. iPhone directly. But Google hasn’t done any sort of this tactics (Do no evil mantra). Google take some lessons from Apple and Verizon as far as ad campaign is concerned.
2. It has chosen a wrong carrier- T-Mobile which has smaller user base while Droid comes with Verizon which has much larger subscribe base.
3. Nexus One can’t be brought from stores and only from Google’s online store. People surely want to have a look and feel of the phone (especially a expensive one) before making the big decision.
But don’t just write off Nexus One, wait for some more time. Nexus One can recover as it is now compatible with AT&T and rumors are also floating that it may come with Verizon.