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    The fan site Nokiamob brings news of a new IDC report on global smartphone shipments, in which Nokia and Xiaomi are singled out for impressive 50% year over year growth. Feature phones still account for much of Nokia's consumer business, but industry expert (and former Nokia exec) Tomi Ahonen estimates that HMD Global will end up shipping well over 10 million Nokia-branded Android handsets by the end of 2017.

    That's fairly impressive for a brand that only barely has a retail presence here in the Americas. But how does it compare to Google's Pixel, the must-have sidearm for the serious Android fanboy? Pretty well, as it turns out—assuming that the one available data point for Pixel sales is accurate.

    Back in June Ron Amadeo of Ars Technica observed that downloads for the Pixel Launcher had just crossed the threshold for 1-5 million installations. That achievement took a full 8 months; even with improved second-generation hardware I don't see how Google could possibly move more than 2 million Pixels by the end of the year... Which means that Nokia smartphones could potentially outsell Google-branded ones by as much as 5 times.

    Oh, and if you're wondering where Nokia's sales are coming from, Tomi Ahonen lists China, Germany, India, Indonesia and Russia as its top five markets.

    Sources: Ars Technica, Nokiamob, Tomi Ahonen
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    Wow! I have a Windows 640 phone and am looking to upgrade to access more apps. I am leaning towards going with one of the Google Pixels for the camera.

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    Of course. As Chinese companies figured out a long time ago, the America's really aren't that big a market. China, India and most of Europe are much better selling areas by far.

    That doesn't mean that they get better phones than we do, just a bigger and more varied selection mostly at lower price points that work well in developing countries. Would I like to see those choices in the US? Heck yes, I like choice....but it seems like that probably wont happen on a retail level. We at least have Chinese sellers willing to sell here like Gearbest and Tomtop, so we get some of it from there. I would still love to get the comfort (and warranties)that come from a retail experience, and I hope it happens soon. Why should the rest of the world have all the fun

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    I am not surprised at all. Well if you talk about China, people want lot of features in one gadget. And coming to India, people want a good looking phone at affordable prices. Mobile companies are investing so much into R&D, so it won't be that difficult to figure it out. Nokia had lost his market share to samsung and other mobile companies, but people still do use old nokia keypad phone and it is stillworking fine. My dad has one and it is strong as rock. So youngsters like us may go for different brands, but when it comes to people from 70s and 80s might opt for Nokia.

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