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The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are now officially out of stock

The Pixel 2 XL. (Source: ZDNet)
The Pixel 2 XL. (Source: ZDNet)
Eighteen months after Google launched the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the company has now pulled the old flagships off from its store shelves. Both devices saw massive discounts over the past three months, but it would appear that Google is getting set for its upcoming releases, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL.

Google released the Pixel 2 phones back in 2017 and followed them up with the Pixel 3 duo a year later. The company has apparently decided that the old flagships have had enough time in the spotlight, and have now removed the phones from their official online store.

It’s not particularly surprising that sales of the devices have ended, since most OEMs usually end sales of their flagships around this time in the life cycle of the devices. Apple is, of course, a notable exception, since it sells older flagships even years after they were launched.

Google is expected to debut the Pixel 3a and 3a XL sometime in the coming months, and this is likely a move to ensure that sales of the mid-range phones aren’t cannibalized. The Pixel 4 phones will likely be launched around October, too.

Of course, the fact that Google no longer lists the last-gen flagships doesn’t mean you’ll no longer be able to buy them. You still can, but just not directly from Google. The Pixel 2 phones are still solid devices and still boast of camera performance on par—or even better—with most current-gen flagships. There’s also the fact that the phones will receive Android Q and R, and they become even more interesting offers. 

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Ricci Rox, 2019-04- 2 (Update: 2019-04- 2)