Google homepage promotes Pixel pre-orders despite the stock being exhausted for most models

It looks like Google is saving no expense to promote its latest Pixel and Pixel XL phones. Previous reports argued that the Android maker has spent $3.2 million on ads for the Pixel and Pixel XL in just two days, and we’ve also seen promotional material popping out in the form of billboard ads and posters in various offline locations.

Building up on what appears to be Google’s most aggressive marketing campaign for its in-house hardware products, some users are now reporting that the homepage is showing a pop-up ad that promotes Pixel and Pixel XL pre-orders.

Users from various countries across the globe claim that they’ve seen the pop-up ad being displayed. Allegedly, the ad is showing up on both desktop and mobile devices.

While Google is no stranger to promoting its own hardware on the homepage, this is the first time that the company is using a pop-up to promote its hardware. 

Users report that the pop-up will keep on appearing until action is taken. Clicking or tapping on No Thanks will dismiss the pop-up while clicking on Yes Please will bring up the Google Pixel product page on the Made By Google website.

Interestingly, Google has exhausted its pre-order stock for most models. To us, this appears to suggest that the pop-up ad is here to stay and will probably keep rearing its head throughout the upcoming weeks leading up to the 2016 holiday shopping season.

What do you guys think, isn't it funny that Google's homepage is promoting Pixel pre-orders despite the fact that most models are currently out of stock?

In case you need to be brought up to speed with the latest information on the new Google Pixel and Pixel XL, here is more of our coverage:

source: 9to5Mac

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  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2770 mAh
  • OS Android 10


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