Later on in the year, we imagine that Google will be launching new Pixel smartphones in the form of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. In the meantime though, the company has decided to officially retire some of its older devices like the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Both handsets were previously still available for purchase via the Google Store, but it looks like that is no longer the case.
It has been noticed that when attempting to access the Pixel 2 listing on Google’s website, it simply redirects users to the Pixel 3 page instead. Google’s “Phones” section also no longer lists the handset as available, instead only showing the Pixel 3 and some other Pixel-related accessories.
We suppose this shouldn’t really come as a surprise since the phone is almost 2 years old by now, meaning that it is about time that the phone gets retired. Google had also previously been offering a rather steep discount of about $300 off the handset, suggesting that the company could be trying to unload some of their remaining inventory.
We should also point out that Google has also slashed the prices on their Pixel 3 handsets, so that could be worth checking out if you want a Pixel branded handset. That being said, while the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL may no longer be available directly from Google, you could always try your luck at some third-party retailers and websites, some of whom could probably have some units left in stock.
Source: Android Police