– Google’s (NASD: GOOG) Nexus One smartphone has sold just 135,000 units in its first 74
days on sale, a time period during which Apple (NASD: AAPL) sold 1 million of its
first-generation iPhone and Motorola (NYSE: MOT) 1.05 million of its Droid handsets,
according to a report from mobile analytics firm Flurry.
indicates that Nexus One sales so far are about one-eighth those of initial iPhone
or Droid sales.
Flurry bases its calculations on Nexus One sales by tracking
the use of mobile applications on the device; the firm says applications it is
tracking have been downloaded to over 80% of all iPhone OS and Android devices.
The Nexus One launched on T-Mobile, but was expanded to AT&T on Tuesday and
is expected to launch for Verizon Wireless as well.
"As Google and Apple
continue to battle for the mobile marketplace, Google Nexus One may go down as
a grand, failed experiment or one that ultimately helped Google learn something
that will prove important in years to come," noted Flurry’s Peter Farago.
(All Things D)