T-Mobile pulled the Pixel 4 XL plug out of nowhere almost two whole months ago, which instantly led to speculation of an imminent Pixel 4a announcement that's still yet to happen. Several weeks later, we noticed the Pixel 3a had gone missing from Verizon's official website, while Magenta also decided to leave the 3a XL in the lurch.You might remember that
As reported by 9To5Google, things appear to have escalated since then, as T-Mo no longer sells a single Google-made handset online. No baby Pixel 4, no 5.6-inch Pixel 3a, no nothing. For what it's worth, the nation's third-largest wireless service provider claims Pixel devices are still available in its physical stores, although unnamed sources tell the aforementioned publication that T-Mobile retail locations cannot order additional inventory anymore, which means whatever's left in stock could disappear before long as well.
Meanwhile, Sprint's website is still showing product listings for the Pixel 3a, 3a XL, 4, 4 XL, and even 2018's Pixel 3 XL, but on closer inspection, you'll find that all color options of the 3a are out of stock, which was also the case almost a month back. Both the 3a XL and Pixel 4 can be ordered at the time of this writing in a single white hue from the soon-to-be-discontinued carrier, with white and black flavors of the 4 XL currently available in a 64GB storage configuration.
Similarly, Verizon only has one Pixel 4 and one Pixel 4 XL variant in stock online right now, with the 3a and 3a XL gone without a trace. Ironically, AT&T, which never sold Google's 2019 mid-rangers, still has plenty of Pixel 4 and 4 XL options up for grabs.
In case you're wondering what the heck is going on here, the honest answer is... we have no idea. While the Pixel 4a is undoubtedly around the corner, that certainly doesn't explain why all of Google's 2019 phones have to go so soon. The 4a can definitely coexist with, say, the Pixel 4 XL, especially after Google decided against releasing a jumbo-sized version of its next mid-ranger.
Of course, one could make the assumption Pixel phones have proven so unpopular that, say, T-Mobile is considering snubbing the 4a, but Google insists that's not the case, telling 9To5Google there are "no changes" to report in regards to its relationship with Magenta. We'll just have to wait and see about that, now, won't we?