We knew it was just a matter of time. Google has officially removed the original Pixel and Pixel XL from its online storefront.
Say goodbye to the OG Pixel
The Pixel lineup marked a major shift in Google’s plans for a smartphone of its own. This marked the end of the Nexus line that we had come to know and love for a stock experience.
What’s surprising is how long the Pixel and Pixel XL were still available. This is especially true considering that the Pixel 2 lineup has been available from Google and Verizon for just about 6 months.
On the bright side of things, you can still find the original lineup from the likes of Amazon or eBay. In fact, you can pick up a “Certified Refurbished” Pixel XL for just $310 from Amazon with Prime shipping.
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If you don’t want to deal with the worry of the refurbished life, there’s some hope. Best Buy is currently still offering both of these devices. Of course, these will have to be purchased through Verizon, tying you up in 24 months of device payments.
This price may still drive some folks away, but if you don’t want to keep the headphone jack and still play with Android P, this is the way to go. It was a fun run while it lasted, but now we are looking towards this fall when the Pixel 3 should launch.
Are you surprised that the these have still been available for this long? Let us know in the comments below. If you happen to still be rocking one of these, let us know how it’s running for you!