Ron Amadeo

Google is seemingly executed promoting its flagship smartphones from 2016. The Pixel and Pixel XL have each been faraway from the Google Retailer and the Venture Fi retailer, suggesting the inventory is all dried up and no extra will likely be made.

Google’s present flagships, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, launched in October 2017, however the previous Pixel telephones stayed on the shop and obtained reductions of $80 to $100. For a time, it appeared like Google needed to make use of an Apple-like pricing lineup, with flagship telephones transferring to a decrease tier and getting a reduction. Even with the Pixel 2’s launch, although, the Pixel 1’s perennial inventory issues remained, and the telephones had been by no means available in Google’s Retailer.

Google’s inventory issues, minuscule distribution community, and large value improve over the Nexus units led to the corporate solely promoting three.9 million telephones in 2017, in accordance with the IDC. Google’s distribution hasn’t gotten a lot wider with the Pixel 2 and a couple of XL, however inventory on the Google Retailer has been a lot improved. If rumors of a less expensive, mid-range Pixel telephone come true, Google may transfer much more items.

When you nonetheless have an authentic Pixel telephone, main updates ought to nonetheless arrive till October 2018, whereas safety updates will final a 12 months longer, till October 2019.

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