Google’s Nexus 6 is not receiving expected sales.

Google’s Nexus 6 has been “well received” but is still unable to meet demands. The Nexus 6 took much longer than expected to hit the sale stands and when it did – the sales weren’t major.

Google’s CFO, Patrick Pichette, stated on the company’s Q4 quarterly conference call that inventory of the newest Android smartphone was not forecasted very well.

Pichette stated, “While the [Nexus 6] was very well received as a new phone, we had real issues and were unable to secure sufficient inventory to meet the demand that we had forecasted”

Pichette did not reveal sale numbers of the Motorola-made phone, nor did he indicate what feature was slowing the sales down

In general, the Nexus 6 is a pretty decent phone. It’s Google’s first shot at a larger-screened phone – also it’s first collaboration with Motorola. The Nexus 6 contains features that the Moto X should not have had in the first place, including the mighty and powerful Snapdragon processor. While the price of $649 may seem high, it’s actually lower than the Note 4, iPhone 6 Plus and other larger phones with slightly better specs.

BUT, this phone lacks more than Motorola and Google are letting on. The mediocre battery life shows that Google’s Project Volta needs a little bit more work. If you’re looking to buy the nexus due to it’s big screen and you want a “phablet” the only thing you are actually doing is trading off a one-handed experience, which most people can deal with- but not all.

Samsung and Apple Tie for Q4 2014

Apple and Samsung tied as the world’s largest smartphone makers in Q4 2014. Latest figures show that Apple and Samsung tied during Q4 2014 to become the world’s largest smartphone maker, based upon global shipments, as reported from Strategy Analytics.

Apple-Samsung

According to reports, both Apple and Samsung shipped 74.5 million smartphones during the last October – December quarter.

Apple’s number is an official figure whereas Samsung’s is an estimate due to the fact that the company stopped reporting their smartphone’s shipments a few years ago. The last time Apple and Samsung were tied was in Q4 2014.

Apple experienced a record breaking first quarter due to the staggering sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The larger screen size has been the top selling point for many customers, customers which include plenty Android converters.

Samsung reported a 27% quarterly decline in earnings earlier today, this is mainly due to tough competition from Apple and the upcoming Chinese rivals along the lines of Huawei and Xiaomi.

 

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