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Google unveiled the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets not too long ago. They’re the successors to the original Pixel and Pixel XL handsets that Google launched last year. The new smartphones have turned out to be more popular than their predecessors. Google has revealed that Pixel 2 pre-orders have been double that of the original Pixel.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has revealed that the company received double the number of Google Pixel 2 pre-orders that it did for the original Pixel on the first day. Pichai said that they were “more than double what they were last year.”

He didn’t reveal any figures, though, so it’s hard to ascertain right now just how many units of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL the company has been able to sell so far. This also makes it difficult to judge the launch day performance of these smartphones with rivals like the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8.

The Pixel 2 has been released to great reviews. The handset’s design, performance, and camera have all been praised. Google has taken some flak for display issues related to the Pixel 2 XL, though.

Pichai also revealed that Google is scaling its go-to-market strategies for the Pixel handsets and that it’s investing more in marketing and selling the handsets in more countries. It also plans on partnering with more carriers to further expand the availability of Google’s new smartphones.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Google, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

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