"Panda" Pixel 2 XL starts shipping; some pre-orders are still delayed

The Black and White version of the Google Pixel 2 XL, known as the "Panda" Pixel 2 XL for obvious reasons, started shipping late last week. The Just Black version of the phone was delivered first, and that was the only color of the Pixel 2 XL to arrive at buyers' homes until now. While those who pre-ordered a Panda Pixel 2 XL and shelled out for overnight shipping might have already received the handset, those who pre-ordered early with standard shipping should probably have a tracking number, and could receive their device as soon as tomorrow.

That's good news for Panda lovers, and we are talking about the phone, not the animal. But some pre-orders that should have been run through purchasers' credit cards have yet to be swiped or chipped. And that includes some pre-orders for the Just Black Pixel 2 XL.

Google seems a bit unsure about what is going on here, having told at least one customer that all Pixel 2 XL pre-orders have been delayed. That is an incorrect answer, of course, as those already sporting their Pixel 2 XL will tell you. And during the coming week, those who were among the first to order the Panda Pixel 2 XL (using standard shipping) should be receiving their phones.

Unknown is why there are still some delays on certain pre-orders that should have already been shipped. The consumers involved in these purchases have yet to have had their credit card charged, which means that they most likely will not be receiving their phones in the next few days. Only Google knows why this is happening, and hopefully they will soon shed some light on this matter.

source: Reddit (1), (2), (3) via AndroidPolice

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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. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

The screen issues killed this one. The smaller one seems ok.

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Terry Bogard?

10. MrJohnDoe

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 02, 2017

Looks like the Panda has started shipping and arrived for some. The screen appears to have no issues with the Panda XL. I can't post the youtube link, but search for Pixel 2 XL Panda Blue Shift

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Panda, eh? I've black hairs and white skin, does that makes me a "Panda" in the eyes of Google? I didn't know I'm an endangered specie! Oh well, God bless The Panda and long live the kangaroos. G'Day! (Drunk, of course)

4. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

So, have you transformed from GreenMan to PandaMan?

11. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I suppose I do when I'm drunk, mate!

9. applesnapple93

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

12. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Now that's a relief! Things is, mankind is the alpha predator... Ah... No, actually it's a VIRUS. Remember Agent Smith From "The Matrix"? He perfectly described human behavior in the following quote: Quote: "I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure." End Quote. And I don't feel too proud to be a part of that destructive specie, really... And I'm not even a vegan! The irony! Oh well...

5. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

That's the version I wanted but couldn't order it so ended up getting the all Black Pixel 2 XL.


Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Guys wait for u11 plus

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3187; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The original Panda was the HP Veer. Get another name.

8. Sparkxster

Posts: 1260; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I don't get why people keep calling it the panda pixel 2 xl. It's the penguin pixel 2 xl to me. I never seen a panda that had orange on it's fur. I think they made it have black, white, and orange to have the colors of the Linux penguin Tux.

13. AnnDroid

Posts: 92; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

I like the name Penguin, especially Emperor Penguin because of the red/orange on her neckline. I ordered my Emperor 2 minutes after the announcement. So many orders that mine won't be delivered until Nov 26-27.

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