Carriers start putting the 128GB Google Pixel XL on discontinued list

Google's Pixel phones are great devices when they're not affected by hardware or software issues. Unfortunately for some, both of them are rather hard to come by lately, especially if you're not living in the United States.

Anyway, the next couple of months might be the last for the Pixel and Pixel XL, as both will be replaced by a new generation of Google flagships smartphones by the end of the year. The cycle of life will soon end for the Pixel phones, as carriers are starting to put them on discontinued list.

Canadian carriers Rogers and Fido confirmed they had discontinued the 128GB Google Pixel XL in Really Silver and Quite Black, and will not be restocking their inventories. They might still be purchased online and in-store, but once they're gone, they're gone for good.

The Really Blue variant that's been recently launched in Canada is still available for purchase, but probably not for long. The 128GB Pixel XL was pretty hard to find in the US as well, as Verizon had to delay shipments for a couple of weeks a few times, so it's no wonder that some carriers have decided to discontinue this particular model.

At the end of the day, the Pixel phones are here to stay at least until late summer, as Google's flagships usually make their debut on the market in fall. Obviously, some carriers may drop them earlier, so if you plan on getting one before the Pixel 2 arrives, you might want to hurry.

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source: MobileSyrup

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Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(32h talk time)




Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

So glad I went with the exploding Note 7. I get to get the Note 8 as a stand in when it launches. I went back to a Nexus 6p, and my Nexus 6....I am so glad that I bypassed this thing....Maybe next time the mean time Note 8 here I come

4. lyndon420

Posts: 6834; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

My Nexus 6 is still humming along need or desire for anything else.

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yup, ex-Note7 users will be in for a nice discount when purchasing the Note8... Heck, that still applies for the S8 and S8 Plus. Ex-Note7 users are getting compensated real good!

7. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

I didn't know that note7 users are getting deals on the Note8. I'm excited for it now.

9. Khyron

Posts: 398; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

2. lyndon420

Posts: 6834; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Such a gay sounding name...should have never been created in the first place.

10. niteiknight

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

I don't get it. Is being gay a bad thing?

13. lyndon420

Posts: 6834; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Depends...ask a muslim that question and see where the conversation takes you. Honestly...I only made the comment to see how long it would take for someone to come along and become offended - I expected it wouldn't take long lol. But is it bad?!? Get your kicks in whatever way works best for you, but if we are to have any hopes of maintaining our culture and populating the earth, we need more penis play with vagina's.

19. LyannaStark

Posts: 91; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

Lyndon, you are the one that seems to think that being gay is a bad thing.

20. lyndon420

Posts: 6834; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I honestly couldn't care less what your sexual preferences I said earlier feel free to get your kicks in which ever way works best for you. Now...try to curb the sensitive political correctness crap for one moment (if possible) and try comprehend my previous comment in regards to maintaining a culture and/or repopulating the earth. Rather than copy and paste what I said earlier, why don't you revisit said comment and then come back here...I'll wait for you lol.

21. LyannaStark

Posts: 91; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

Okay, so your original intent was to say that the Pixel XL has a bad name. The descriptor that you chose to use for "bad" was "gay". Clearly, this shows your bias. There is no need to "repopulate the Earth", and that is no excuse for homophobia. Honestly, there are more people on the Earth currently than there should be. Honestly, I don't know why I'm debating someone whose username has "420" in it. That shows an obvious lack of maturity already.

22. lyndon420

Posts: 6834; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Oh come knew what I meant by my comment (unless you're‚Äč younger than maybe 29?) lol. You could have simply taken what I said in the way it was meant to be taken, but instead you chose to become offended and/or the champion for gay rights (not that there's anything wrong with that). Now whether it offended you directed or not is none of my business nor concern, and it's definitely not my place to judge someone based on their sexual preferences etc, but you still refuse to acknowledge the point I'm trying to make (besides the fact that Google gave their phone a gay sounding name) as you're too busy feeling self-oppressed and/or oppressed on behalf of someone else. I'll try rewording it maybe...'If everyone was gay YES it would be a BAD thing' because...(oh forget it - I'm not going to repeat it again lol). I will agree that yes the Earth is already overpopulated (depending on where you live), but it's the shrinking level of diversity that concerns me more than anything - in my opinion we should be striving to maintain a vast array of different cultures, mindsets and lifestyles across the globe...but with the way it's going right now there won't be much to choose from in about 20 years or so if we don't act fast. The 420 is in reference to my birthday, but nice try lol - and kudos to you and your swift judgement in labeling pot smokers as immature. Is this the part where I'm supposed to become hyper-sensitive and all politically correct on behalf of all marijuana users? Sorry...I don't do hurt feelings and/or safe places - I'm too old school for that lol. Make some more's been working pretty well for you so far. ;)

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Google Pixel phones turned about to not live up to the hype it generated before and after launch. The shortage of supply messed it all up!

12. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I thought Google learnt a lesson from the first ever Nexus device made by HTC and how poorly HTC kept up with supply & demand. Looks like lightning strikes twice for Google with HTC short sticking them once again on supplies of the Pixels this time... Way to Go HTC


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

As big as my Note 6 with a smaller screen. F that.

6. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017



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11. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

"Unfortunately for some, both of them are rather hard to come by lately, especially if you're not living in the United States" AFAIK wasn't there a complaint from one of the PA team recently saying the Google Pixel/XL doesn't exist - in the USA? No issues with stock everywhere in Australia BTW.

15. mahima

Posts: 739; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

same here in India

14. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

If LG makes it and its just like a LG G6 with stock android, game over, the good kind. If HTC makes it again, game over, the bad kind. Or even better, imagine a GS8 with stock android. It would be freaking sexay. We shall see.

17. tokuzumi

Posts: 1930; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I don't think the 128GB chips are ready for mass production. Even the 128GB OnePlus 3T is not in stock right now.

18. kerginaldo17 unregistered

As PA says: "Google Pixel does not exist"

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