Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Apr 2013 11:21 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia has posted its quarterly results for the first quarter of 2013, and just like the quarters that came before, there's not a whole lot of good news in there. The rise in Lumia sales still can't even dream of making up for the sales drop in Symbian phones, and when broken down in versions, the sales figures for Windows Phone 8 Lumias in particular are very disappointing. In North America, Nokia is getting slaughtered.
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Google has a play store through which they sell Nexus devices. Some devices are also sold through the channel.

The popularity of Nexus devices is an important measure, so it is good to distinguish between Google and Android sales.

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jared_wilkes Member since:

This is my point, or more generally, that discussion & debate benefit from simple accuracy of language. Maybe you meant to reply to our confused friend, jnemesh?

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cdude Member since:

Only if you like to make a point. Google is not and never planed to make money with Android through hardware sales. Its there services which bring money in. And those devices that access Google Play have there services installed (the full package). Chinese manufacture not using Google services and so not Google Play are not counted. Same with western offers cause its irrelevant for Google's services, there income source, there business strategy.

Under this light counting activations of devices using there services is the most accurate thing for them since a sold device says nothing about there services being used.

What you may additional do is to count sold Motorolla device units extra since that's where Google does indeed hardware. But then Moto was a long-term strategy decision and we not saw yet there first new device wave.

Counting Nexus units is stupid. Google doesn't make the hardware or gets a dime from it. Nexus devices are just like any other devices where there services are pre-installed and used. Difference is that Google can push updates to them. How that benefits there service-income through network-effects isn't known, hard to guess or even measure. I think it's more a strategy decision to drive there ecosystem forward then a direct service-benefit.

Edited 2013-04-21 13:14 UTC

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