A report from mobile app analytics firm, Flurry, Google’s Nexus One handset sold around 20,000 units in its first week sales.
According to the data compiled by Flurry that figure is 12 times less than the Motorola Droid (250,000 first week sales), and 80 times less than the iPhone 3GS at 1.6 million first week sales.
Flurry monitors usage of more than 10,000 developers’ applications on iPhone and Android platforms. In total, Flurry tracks applications on approximately four out of every five iPhone and Android handsets in the market, generating over 25 million end user sessions per day. To estimate first week sales totals for the Nexus One, myTouch 3G, Droid and iPhone 3GS, Flurry detected new handsets within its system, and then made adjustments to account for varying levels of Flurry application penetration by handset. Flurry additionally crosschecked its estimates against Apple actual sales, released for iPhone 3GS, which totaled more than one million units over the three days, June 19 – 21, 2009.
Ofcourse the Nexus One didn’t have the huge marketing push that saw the Motorola Droid gain huge mainstream coverage, factor that with Google’s online only distribution and higher initial costs, and it’s easy to see why sales were slow in comparison.