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The Pixel sales is also less than a typical week’s worth of iPhone sales for Apple, 9to5google.com reported. “Presumably, the jump to 3.9 million is largely thanks to the Pixel 2 but discounts on the original Pixel earlier in the year (and following the 2’s debut) could tip the numbers in the other direction,” the report added. Google recently acquired Taiwan-based HTC’s smartphone design team for $1.1 billion. Google now has access to HTC’s intellectual property to support the Pixel smartphone family.
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This is the second time Google has acquired a smartphone manufacturer. It announced a $12.5 billion buyout of Motorola Mobility six years back and in 2014, sold it again to Lenovo. Last month, the price of the first-generation Rs 76,000 Pixel XL “quite black” colour variant was slashed by Rs 36,000 on e-commerce platform Amazon in India.
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