@anon90052001 or @Douwe: any chance you guys could share some information with us on how sales have been going over the last few months? I know you hit the 100,000 mark in May, but it would be great to see how many FP2s have been ordered on a monthly basis since you started with pre-orders in the summer of 2015. What sort of trend have you been observing? Upwards, downwards, steady-state? And how is it looking for reaching the goal of selling 140,000 FPs per year?
Since the counter is no longer up, I don’t think we can monitor it ourselves anymore, so it would be great if you could share some information with us on that.
@paulakreuzer/@Stefan/other moderators: if you think this should be its own thread, feel free to move it. I figured I’d start here…
While I would probably immediately switch to CM, I don’t think CM is the selling point for most (potential) customers. And also, Open OS is a great step for those people that want to have the flexibility, that it brings, as it is already rooted, you can easily install Xposed and all other tweaks you want
Without being able to name any concrete numbers or percentages, I know that sales rise significantly around Christmas for large phone manufacturers (Apple & Co.). However, I highly doubt that it will be enough to reach the 140,000 goal that FP once set. If I’m interpreting the numbers correctly, it seems like they might be selling around 3 - 5,000 phones per month at the moment. Even if that were to double before Christmas, they’d still only reach around 75,000 by the end of the year. (—> 50,000 + (3 x 5,000 (Sept-Nov)) + 10,000 (Dec) = 75,000). And I suspect that that’s a pretty optimistic calculation all around.
Edit: of course, they did reach deals with several mobile service providers (like 1&1 in Germany and T-Mobile in Austria) recently, so that might increase the numbers a bit, or at least make the calculation a little less “optimistic”.
I like the new makeup of their HP, also I welcome the counter. Furthermore it is good to (see) show partners won for the FP idea and product. So it gets more clear that the idea is not only shared by few in one country but also more abroad. I think this could keep the ball rolling quicker.