Earnings reporting season is underway and Google is the latest to share their latest quarterly numbers. As someone who doesn’t pay much attention to how well the company is doing financially, I’m not here to tell you about their weird over-focus on Vision, AI, or Google Cloud, but I do have some Pixel-related news to share from today’s call.
Ultimately, the survival and expansion of the Pixel line of devices is important to us, because this is where we spend a lot of our time and what you care about. Talking about the billions of dollars Google makes every quarter, still trying to justify blindly firing 12,000 people because they didn’t have more than their billion dollar investor brethren, is not our skill.
So on a Pixel-related note, Google hosted its Q4 2022 earnings call today and CEO Sundar Pichai made big statements about their phones from last year. While he first said that Google would “focus more deeply on the Pixel line and our overall cost structure there,” he followed it up by confirming that “The Pixel 6a, 7, and 7 Pro are the best-selling generation phones [Google] is ever on“And they” gained share in every market [they] Works this year.”
This is all big news for Pixel fans. With the company’s recent cuts, a poor showing for the Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro could spell doom for a Pixel tablet, Pixel 8 phone, and the foldable we’ve heard about. They want to tell us that how well their new phones have sold is probably a sign that future Pixel devices are still on the way and will remain a core part of the company.
For those who missed previous reports like this, Google isn’t always happy about hardware. In other words, they’re not just saying the Pixel 7 sold well because they want to fool investors. They were pretty clear when the Pixel 3 flopped. We’re also sure that the Pixel 4 was a colossal disaster that cost the company’s camera guru.
If you’re a big fan of your Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro or Pixel 6a, take today as a rare piece of tech news.