Google has formally stopped promoting its Pixel three and Pixel three XL smartphones, as noticed by Android Police. The product web page for the telephones now merely redirects to the Google Store’s homepage, with Google confirming that it has offered by means of its stock (though the telephone do stay obtainable, for now, at third-party retailers like Best Buy or Walmart.)
The Pixel three and Pixel three XL have been introduced and launched in October 2018, with the telephones praised on the time for his or her bigger shows, glorious cameras, and clear design. The telephone’s digital camera specifically nonetheless holds up towards lots of the finest smartphones on sale right this moment, though the Pixel three and three XL suffered from the identical points most of Google’s Pixel telephone do — gradual gross sales and a scarcity of buyer curiosity in comparison with main gamers like Apple and Samsung.
The 18-month timing is just about equivalent to the lifecycle for the Pixel 2, which was discontinued nearly precisely a 12 months in the past on April 1st, 2019, 18 months after it was first offered.
It’s not fairly the tip of the highway but for Pixel three homeowners. Google guarantees software program help by means of October 2021, that means that the Pixel three and three XL needs to be on monitor to get updates to Android 11 this 12 months, and even subsequent 12 months’s Android 12. The two telephones may even get software program updates by means of then, too.
Anyone in search of a funds Pixel telephone doubtless received’t have too lengthy to attend, although, with leaks indicating new $399 Pixel 4a (a successor to final 12 months’s cheaper Pixel 3a) might be proper across the nook, though its not solely clear when that may launch attributable to Google canceling occasions like its I/O convention as a result of coronavirus.