Cease of the selling of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Oscar Cross
April 6, 2019

Furthermore, if you navigate to the URL for that now-dead Pixel 2 listing, you'll be redirected to the Pixel 3.

The Pixel 3 and 3 XL, while pretty great camera phones, don't really feel as compelling as their predecessors did, and with this change to its line-up, Google has pretty much increased the price of entry to its smartphone ecosystem to nearly $800, which is a steep entry-price for any brand. Sadly, the black-and-white "panda" model is a goner.

Google has announced the release of its Android Q Beta 2 update, which is now available for all the three generations of Pixel smartphones. Verizon, the Pixel 2's exclusive USA carrier, ended sales of the smaller device back in October upon the announcement of its successor. These software improvements serve the goal of enhancing the performances of Google's Android TV operating system and this is why we are advising everyone who uses an Android TV to download the new update as soon as possible. While the report was interesting, it also marked the first time that something concrete related to the Pixel 4 had surfaced online from a reliable source.


Now, just grab your Pixel phone and go to Settings System (or similar) and tap check for updates.

Google has launched Android Q Beta 2 for developers, giving them access to a foldables emulator, as well as zoomable microphones, multitasking Bubbles, and more. The Pixel 2 and 2 XL still hold up and compete with many 2018 and 2019 flagships in that regard. Though the phones still have capable hardware, especially the camera. The company has been slashing prices on those phones by up to $200 of late to boost midcycle sales.

Rumours of a Pixel Watch came to a head at the start of the year, as Google acquired Fossil's smartwatch technology for $40 million.

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