Google Discontinues Pixel 4 And 4 XL
This counts as one of the shortest lifespans of the smartphone by the company.
Highlights of the Story
- Pixel 4 and 4XL go out of stock on Google Stores.
- This takes place just after the launch of Pixel 4a.
- It was only available for approximately 10 months since its launch.
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.”
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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.
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