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Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro ordered more than double last year’s shipments: report

Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro launch today at 22:30 IST. According to the report, Google has ordered more than 7 million units of the Pixel 6 series from its suppliers – twice as many as last year. In addition, it is reported that Google is also working on the development of a new Pixelbook laptop. Separately, a vanilla Google Pixel 6 unboxing video has surfaced online showing the Sorta Seafoam color variant and the contents of the retail box.

According to report from Nikkei Asia, citing people familiar with the matter, Google has ordered over 7 million units of the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro from its suppliers. The search giant reportedly plans to capitalize on its unique position as the only manufacturer of Android smartphones in the United States. In addition, the report claims that Google has also ordered over 5 million units of the Google Pixel 5a 5G smartphone. Last year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Google shipped just 3.7 million smartphones in the Pixel lineup.

Nikkei Asia sources also mentioned that Google has told its suppliers that its position as the sole manufacturer of Android smartphones in the US will help boost sales in the US, Europe and Japan. Google is reportedly planning to steal market share from Apple, Samsung and Xiaomi – the three leaders in the global smartphone market.

The report also mentions that Google is working on developing the next generation of the Pixelbook laptop, of course running Chrome OS. In addition, Google is also reportedly making its own chips for Chromebook laptops.

Separately, there was a video of the unboxing of the Google Pixel 6 smartphone. spotted by 9to5Google. The video was first posted on TikTok and then on Twitter. However, the video has now been removed from both social networks. The video shows an unpacked green vanilla Pixel 6 Sorta Seafoam. However, the video does not show either the switched on smartphone or the front of the smartphone. Inside the retail box, you can see a USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable along with a USB Type-C OTG adapter. The charging box is not visible in the box.

Both the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro will launch today at 10:30 pm IST, and you can watch the live stream of the event here.

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