Kinda Blue Google Pixel 2 is kinda really out of stock

Google started taking pre-orders for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL on October 5, almost immediately after announcing the two new phones. On thesame day, the Black & White (panda-like) version of the Pixel 2 XL went outof stock on Google Store. Now, we're noticing that the Kinda Blue Pixel 2 canno longer be ordered, either.  


As a reminder, Black & White is a Pixel 2 XL exclusivecolor, while Kinda Blue is a Pixel 2 exclusive color. With both now out ofstock, at the moment you can only order the Pixel 2 in Just Black and ClearlyWhite, while the Pixel 2 XL is available in Just Black.


You can still pre-order the two color variants that are missingfrom Google Store if you go to Verizon, though the carrier says the Black &White Pixel 2 XL may not ship before November 1.


Google had stock issues with last year's Pixel smartphones, too.While we don't know the number of customers who've already pre-ordered a newPixel, it really looks like Google has misjudged demand, at least on the colormodels that are out of stock.


Since the Pixel 2 and the larger Pixel 2 XL are built bydifferent companies (HTC and LG, respectively), one could think Google should haveno problems securing enough stock. But, alas, one would be wrong.

source: Google Store 

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Pixel 2
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh



1. libra89

Posts: 2338; Member since: Apr 15, 2016


2. rebretz

Posts: 116; Member since: Dec 26, 2011

It was out of stock day 1 pre-orders. I really hate that Google made limited numbers of the "other" color yet again.

3. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Google doesn't care because they don't need to. Advertising takes up over 90% of its revenues. They know they have stock issues, but they are intentional.

4. monoke

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Haha. Great title. The color is kinda nice, but not really my thing.

6. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The Droid Life guys said it's pretty ugly in person. Not like that lovely Really Blue color on the Pixel.

7. newbey123

Posts: 704; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Glad I ordered the stealthy all black XL version.

8. Marienx

Posts: 123; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Please, they are not out of stock... The ad money they save by making a color OOS and seeing it show up in tech website news saved them a lot of money promoting the phone. "Get yours now as they are flying off the shelves". Google thanks you iPhonearena.

9. zelas

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Grey = blue, google logic!

13. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Eh. I have a kinda blue car. It's also kinda gray. I'll give them this one.

15. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Kinda blue is not kinda red..

16. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

...until your night mode blue filter kicks in.

12. uktel3315

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Of course they have few hundred phones in stock. I could not pre order panda white pixel 2 xl 1 hour after the announcement. So i had to order from Carphone Warehouse.

14. Sparkxster

Posts: 1261; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I really like the panda xl 2 but can settle for the just black xl 2.

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