The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are quite capable devices even though they’re not what you’d call “recent.” They were released in 2017 after all. However, Google would much rather you buy the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL which are its recent devices. To that end, it’s subtly nudging customers towards those devices by ending sales of the aforementioned handsets through its online store.

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It is no longer possible to purchase a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL from the Google Store. The product listings for these devices will now redirect you to the Pixel 3 page instead. Even the “Phones” section of the store doesn’t list the Pixel 2 devices any more.

Google did offer a discount on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL a couple of months ago. That might very well have been to sell the remaining inventory at a discounted rate. With the inventory cleared, it will now stop selling the device online.

Those who are still looking to purchase a new unit will now have to look towards retailers. Some retailers may have new units in stock so it’s not like it’s currently impossible to get a new Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL unit. However, it will be much better if they get the recent handsets, keeping in mind that they will have an additional year’s worth of major OS update support.

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