The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been available for a few months now, but there have been some hangups for folks who were looking for the unlocked version. We know that Verizon is the exclusive carrier providing Pixel 2 units without needing to purchase unlocked, but Verizon customers also had some extra goodies.
— Project Fi (@projectfi) January 9, 2018
Until today, the only way that you could purchase the “Kinda Blue” Pixel 2 was exclusively available on Verizon. It seems that whatever deal Google and Verizon had has now been completed, as the Kinda Blue color option is now available through both the Google Store and Project Fi.
Google and Verizon had a similar agreement for the “Very Blue” Pixel, which was released at the end of 2016. After the agreement ended, it was possible for you to go through Google or Project Fi to get this awesome color combination.
For those interested, you can hit the link here to pick up the Kinda Blue Pixel 2 from Google for either $649 or $27.04 per month for 24 months. If you want to go through Project Fi, you can hit the link here, but you won’t see any discounts unless you trade in your current device.