Over the years with the various release of Nexus devices, Google has never really been one to share how many units they’ve sold, and without fail every year we will get a new Nexus handset. Some have been well-received, some not so much, but for the first time ever we could be getting an idea of how well the Google Pixel handsets have been sold.

In a report from ArsTechnica, it seems that what gave away the sales figures was the install figures for the Pixel Launcher on the Google Play Store. It has been noted that the Pixel Launcher is an exclusive to the Pixel phones, which means that the number of installs on the Play Store should roughly equate to the number of units sold, which right now is sitting at the 1,000,000-5,000,000 mark.

The Play Store doesn’t give us an exact figure so take it with a grain of salt for now, but given that the app recently crossed into the 1,000,000 mark, it is safe to say that Google has sold at least 1 million units of the Pixel phones. Of course whether or not this is an accurate figure remains to be seen, but like we said this is the first time that we have a rough idea of how well Google’s smartphone efforts are going, but what do you guys think? Does it seem pretty accurate?

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Google and Pixel.

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