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Google Pixel and Pixel XL discontinued

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Google has stopped selling its original Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, 18 months after the devices first went on sale.

It means there is no longer an affordable option for trying Google’s own–brand smartphone range, unless you snap up a device from the dwindling supply at third-party retailers.

Google’s move suggests that its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are edging closer to launch. The Big G is said to be plotting a third, premium device to rival the iPhone X, with a release expected in late 2018.

For now though, consumers who want the ultimate Android experience will have to make do with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

What did we make of the Pixel 2? Read the uSwitch review.

Both are highly regarded critically, although they’ve also had their fair share of issues since first landing in late 2017.

Consumers have complained about buzzing noises and poor screen quality among other things.

Google is likely to detail more of its 2018 plans at its annual I/O event, which takes place in early May.


The Verge

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