Google today halted all sales of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on its website. The company pulled its store listings for the phones, as spotted by Android Police. Now, when you try to navigate to one of them, you’re simply redirected to the listings for the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL. This comes after Verizon stopped selling the 2017 flagships back in October.
It makes sense for Google to stop selling the phones. The Pixel 3 and 3 XL are better offerings over what the company cooked up to compete with the iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8, plus they’re regularly discounted by as much as $200. This makes them incredible deals and worth the extra money over buying a cheap Pixel 2 which will age much faster.
After reason for pulling the products may also be due to the comopany imminently launching cheaper versions of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. We know two phones with mid-range specs called the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL will soon make their debut, and they could be price around the same amount as what Google was charging for a new Pixel 2 or 2 XL. This would give buyers newer hardware, software, and cameras for roughly the same price.
Whatever the reason, however, it’s always sad to see phones die. They aren’t totally dead since other retailers are still selling them, but since their own parent company isn’t offering them anymore, it’s safe to assume they’ve moved on to the desk drawer in the sky.
Pour one out, folks. The Pixel 2 and 2 XL are no longer with us.