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Google Discontinues Pixel 4 And 4 XL

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This counts as one of the shortest lifespans of the smartphone by the company.

- Updated: 7th Aug 2020, 07:21 IST

Google announced its new smartphone Pixel 4a in its launch event a few days ago. Just after this launch, Google discontinues its only selling smartphone in the market – Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL.

Also Read: Google Pixel 4a Announced, To Launch In India In October

Both devices are out of stock in Google’s store in the US, though some variants are still available in other regions for the time being. However, Google flip-flopped between available and sold out before confirming the discontinuation.

A statement by Google states “Google Store has sold through its inventory and completed sales of Pixel 4 [and] 4 XL. For people who are still interested in buying Pixel 4 [and] 4 XL, the product is available from some partners while supplies last. Just like all Pixel devices, Pixel 4 will continue to get software and security updates for at least three years.”

Also Read: Google Pixel 4a vs iPhone SE

It is unusual for Google to discontinue a Pixel phone so quickly. The Pixels 2 and 3 were on sale for around 18 months each, with Google stopping sales roughly six months after the introduction of their successors. The move means Google technically no longer has a flagship phone for sale.

Meanwhile, Pixel 4 and 4XL since its launch in October, were around only for approximately 9.5 months.

The company is already developing features for the Pixel 5 and a potential foldable Pixel device. That said, those likely won’t arrive till late in 2021. That is to say, this is what made Google discontinue its Pixel 4 and 4XL. Moreover, the pandemic can also be a reason for this decision.

Also Read: Google Pixel 4a vs OnePlus Nord Specifications Compared

Pixel 4a is set to arrive in October in India, but the Pixel 4a 5G in the country as of now.

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