Google is discontinuing the Pixel 4 and 4 XL already

Ruben Fields
August 8, 2020

According to The Verge, a Google spokesperson said that the company has sold through its inventory of the two devices. October 8th was before mentioned as the release for advance sales for the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a.

The decision to end the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL's run is unusual as Google normally sells its devices for about 18 months - up to six months after announcing upcoming smartphones. The phone may still be available through some other retailers and in other regions but only till stock lasts.

'Just like all Pixel devices, Pixel 4 will continue to get software and security updates for at least three years from when the device first became available on the Google Store in the USA'.

What is particularly unusual is that the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have been discontinued by Google just less than a year after their launch.

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After entering the smartphone market in 2010 with the Nexus brand, Google kicked off the Pixel line in 2016.

Google has previously confirmed that they are prototyping fordable devices, but has never committed to releasing a commercial device.

The Pixel 4a, launched this week, but the device will also be available in a 5G version later this year.

The budget-minded Pixel 4a is coming out four months after Apple released a discount iPhone, the second generation SE, which starts at £419. Codenames for the unannounced and therefore unreleased models includes: "barbette" (Pixel 5a); "raven" (Pixel 6); "oriole" (Pixel 6 XL), while the third, "passport" is specifically identified in the documentation as a "foldable".

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