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  • Google is the number two smartphone brand in Japan, according to Counterpoint Research.
  • This means Google is also ahead of Japanese OEMs Sharp and Sony in the market.
  • Japan also accounted for more Pixel phones sold than the US.

Google has offered Pixel phones since 2016, but we’ve only heard about major sales growth in the last couple of years. Now, it turns out that the company is a big hit in one market.

Counterpoint Research reports that Pixel phones are seeing massive growth in the Japanese market in Q1 2023. In fact, the brand is now the number two smartphone maker in the country after Apple, accounting for 9% of the market in the quarter. This represents 67% growth compared to a year ago.