Last month, reports started coming in suggesting that the Google Pixel and Pixel XL were no longer available for purchasing via the Google Store.
This was associated with the huge demand for the two phones – demand that exceeded the expectations of the tech giant. With the company still struggling with restocking the Google Pixel and Pixel XL on its shelves, not so many people have been impressed with these delays in shipping the phones.
As if to make peace with the affected customers, Google has an offer that will see them get $50 of Play Store credits. This message has been included in emails that Google started sending to those who will not be receiving their Pixel or Pixel XL phone as per the promised date. However, the credit will only be delivered to these persons after they have received their phones.
While Google is trying to impress its customer base by giving them $50 for use in the Play Store, it has not mentioned anything with respect to how long these delays will last. Earlier, the Project Fi support team had confirmed that these delays could go up to November 18, when the Google Pixel and Pixel XL will start shipping, especially for those who had been scheduled to receive the phones between October 25 and October 31. Now that Google is jumping in with Play Store credits as a way to apologize for the delays, it is possible that the Project Fi team could be right.
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL were launched early last month and started shipping around October 20th. However, the excess demand for the phone has seen the Google Store run out of stock, with promises to restock the handsets the only thing the company has for its troubled user base.
With the $50 credit, you can purchase anything you wish to from the Google Play Store, be it an app, movie, book or even TV show.