Google started selling the Pixel and Pixel XL phones just two days ago and apparently, U.S. dwellers can’t buy themselves any of these two phones via the Google Store.
The search engine giant launched the Google Pixel and Pixel XL early this month and promised to sell the handsets via its own Store as well as Verizon Wireless. Back then, Best Buy also promised to stock the phones, but the models sold here were activated via Verizon Wireless and not the unlocked variants. In short, to get a factory unlocked Google Pixel or Pixel XL, one has to get it from the Google Store.
Given the huge demand for unlocked Google Pixel and Pixel XL, which is only sold via the Google Store, the phones, both 32GB and 128GB storage options, are not available for purchasing as at the time of this writing. This is because, as it looks like, the demand has exceeded the supply.
Not so many would have predicted this to happen, especially after the company slammed a price tag of $649 on the Google Pixel and $769 for the Pixel XL. However, the expectations of experts, alongside the company itself, have been exceeded. What this means is that anyone who still wants to buy a Pixel phone via the Google Store may have to wait a little bit longer before they are re-stocked again.
Even though the news of unlocked Google Pixel and Pixel XL models running out of stock on the Google Store site is not the best for U.S. dwellers, there is still some hope for those who can’t wait. The same phones, available in the same storage options of 32GB and 128GB, can also be bought from Verizon Wireless or Google Project Fi website. However, the former has run out of the 128GB variant. This option also means you get locked to Verizon Wireless.
If this is not an option, you can still get it through Google Project Fi, a wireless service the company offers mainly for those using Sprint, U.S Cellular, and T-Mobile. As for other regions where the Google Pixel had already started selling via the Google Store, there are still no reported cases of any shortages, at least for now.