Just like that: Google Pixel 2 XL 'panda' is now out of stock

The number one issue with the original Google Pixel was that it was just so hard to find and buy in many places. Naturally, everyone who loved that phone, hoped to see the Pixel 2 improved - but also - available!

Well, Google definitely fails to meet those expectations again. First, there was the disappointment that the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be only available on Verizon Wireless in the United States. And today, just a day after pre-orders opened for the phones, the black-and-white (or just call it 'panda') Pixel 2 XL is now sold out!

Clearly, there weren't all that many of them to begin with.

The 'quite black' Pixel 2 XL is still available for pre-order, but shipping times are still more than you might expect at 2 to 3 weeks.

Then, the silver/white combination for the smaller Pixel 2 is also very hard to get: you can place a pre-order, but you have to wait a tedious 5 to 6 weeks for shipping for the 64 gig version and 3 to 4 weeks for the 128GB model.

So yes, if you do want to get the new Google Pixel you will have to wait. Again. And that is plain disappointing for a company the size of Google.

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Pixel 2 XL
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 3520 mAh



1. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I think they gave Verizon alot of their stock wanting to please the carrier so they don't have shortages

2. mikehunta727 unregistered

Im planning on getting one in store, black 128GB model

3. nh1402

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

This is a huge shame. OEM's might think they might as well sell phones without the standard headphone jack since people don't tend to care. I hope Sony don't follow suit too. They *make* headphones.

4. newbey123

Posts: 704; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Getting the all black one anyway, though the panda looks interesting, I prefer stealth phones.

5. Joosty

Posts: 494; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

I ordered black. Panda was my first choice, however I took too long in deciding to buy or not. By that time, it was sold out lol.

6. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Sexy phone!! Wish I had Verizon and needed a new phone

7. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

I ordered black, you could see too much of the white from the front of the panda version. If it was less noticeable from the front and sides like the Nexus 6P I would have gone panda. The panda one looks too much like a Nokia Lumia from certain angles for my taste.

8. drazwy

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

I'm shocked! Truely astonished...

9. palmguy

Posts: 988; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Has this ever been said about Apple as a company that sits on money, yet always has weeks to months for product availability? "Clearly, there weren't all that many of them to begin with."

10. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

google doesn't have Gsheep yet so of course they aren't going to mass produce them yet. it would be the same mistake HTC did by pouring mass marketing into a device that hasn't reached that stage yet.

11. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

they alter production by demand. of course you start with the lowest common denominator.

12. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1605; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

My guess is HTC/LG cannot handle the supply Google wants, which could explain why they are using both manufacturers in the first place.

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