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Many reports have stated that in terms of best-selling phones, Google's Pixel and Pixel XL are right up there, they were even crowned the best phones of the second half of 2016 (online of course).

You'd think this will mean that they will be everywhere since everyone wants to buy it, but no, they're actually pretty rare. After nearly five months on sale, the Pixel just went out of stock on the Google Store yet again.

Go on, try it, Head to the Google Store, click on the Pixel, and see. All you get is a waitlist. There's not a single version of either size in stock. So, you can't even buy a Pixel with a multi-week shipping timeline right now. 


Now it's not uncommon for a popular phone to be scarce when first launched as demand usually outweighs supply. What makes the case of Google so perplexing is that it's a continuous situation that has yet to let up. There always some versions out of stock.

It might be a weird marketing strategy to get people to keep buying and make it kind of like a 'cool' phone that not just anyone can have. Whether that's a good business practise, i don't know especially when you consider that the Google Pixel is not a luxury phone, high end, yes, but certainly not luxury. 

Or maybe Google is frustrated because HTC doesn't have the necessary capacity. Who knows?

But it's certainly something we'll like to see fixed.

When Google introduced the Pixel phones there was a lot of curiousity as to what the company would do with it and fast forward months later and we know-- and we love it!

The phones have been an overwhelming success selling off the shelves wherever they are. This is not to say it's a perfect phone as there have been complaints of sound distortion and so on, but it's still without a doubt the top Android phone of the moment.

According to a new report, Pixel “demand is exceeding supply” at Verizon.

Big Red is still the only US carrier selling Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone, and the investment has been paying off for the company. Verizon committed a $25 million marketing budget for the phone after its launch and continues to promote the phone, although spending has cooled.

According to Fierce Wireless, Wave7 Research shows that the Pixel is the most demanded Android phone even beyond the holidays

The report stated, “Along with Apple, Samsung, and Droid, the Pixel/XL continues to be heavily advertised—on an equal footing with top OEMs—at a price point of $10 (Pixel) or $15 (XL) per month with trade-in of a high-end smartphone,” the firm noted. “It is clear that demand is exceeding supply.”

Fierce conducted a survey of 50 carrier stores in the past week and their findings were that the Pixel accounted for 9.5% of smartphone sales at Verizon last month. 

What makes it even more amazing is that Verizon subscribers aren't the only buyers, the Pixel and Pixel XL can be used with other US carriers, and T-Mobile specifically targeted the handsets with a promotion not too long ago.

The report continued, “AT AT&T/T-Mobile/Sprint stores, 39% of reps (13 of 33) are aware of an average of ~2 Pixel activations each at these 13 stores,
“Most Pixel XL SKUs are shipping in March and most Pixel SKUs are out of stock as well.”

So perhaps you're looking to get an Android phone, perhaps you could go for the Pixel-- if you can actually find it.

The Google Pixel has had its fair share of problems in recent times with their flagship phone. Recently it was reported that there was some sound distortion when the phone reaching the top three decibel bars.
Now another problem has reared its ugly head with some users reporting that the smartphone appears to be affected by an early shutoff bug in which the phone would die even with some battery power left, and the only way to get it operational again would be to plug it into a charger.
On the website Reddit, some Pixel owners have complained of this problem. A user by the name of vrski_15 said, “My Google Pixel (32 GB), less than a month old is facing worrisome battery issues. Twice in last 5 days, has the phone shutdown abruptly while I am in middle of something. In both instances, battery was between 25-35%, and the phone under normal conditions should have lasted for at least next 3-4 hours.”
“I ignored it the first time, when happened couple of days ago, but today I run into the same issue. I am on a business trip in India, and the customer service wasn’t really helpful. All they could come up was that I should factory reset my phone and wait for it to happen again, and then visit them.” This problem seems to be faced by other Pixel owners, although thankfully it doesn’t seem to be too widespread at the moment.
The actual problem is unknown and it seems Google hasn't said anything about it. It is hoped that it doesn't become too widespread before something is done about it.

The Google Pixel was launched earlier this year to a lot of excitement, i mean, it's a Google phone.
But it seems' there's a bit of a problem with the phone-- the audio. It seems that setting your audio to the max selection might be a bit of a hassle.
According to a post on Reddit, it claims that the Pixel smartphones can’t rise to the highest three levels of volume without the sound distorting. Sound distortion isn’t new and if you’ve maxed out speaker volume levels before, you know what we’re talking about. However for this problem to manifest itself at the three highest levels does seem a bit odd, and this is apparently a problem that quite a number of Pixel owners are complaining about.
Beyond that, there's also a video lamenting about this problem. The video was uploaded by uploaded by Mark Buckman. In describing the video he said, “This video demonstrates the static/popping/crackling noise that is an issue across both the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. This is an issue that I have personally seen on 5 devices and I am not the only one,” .
It seems Google is trying to resolve the issue and there are users who have even gone in for an exchange. We can only hope the problem is resolved soon.

After Google officially launched the Pixel and Pixel XL Smartphone it was not different from the leaks which were released few days before the phones were officially announced.

Its seems to be much of a competitor with the latest Nexus phone generation and also so many comparison with the Iphone 7+ has been on.

Below is a review video of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL Smartphone:

We are about to witness a special phone from Google,and they are calling it the "Google Pixel Phone".So many leaks have been released and we have almost seen it all,maybe there could be just slight changes,but we look forward to see what the phone truly looks like during its announcement today.

The leaks got out when UK phone retailer Carphone Warehouse accidentally published product pages for both phones early and has since pulled each from its website.The two phones being the Google Pixel and Pixel XL.

The leak also listed some specification of both phone which we are not so sure about but could be the actual spec of the phone,the Pixel and Pixel XL are likely to have Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM, microSD support and a choice of 32GB or 128GB storage,The Pixel XL features a 5.5-inch 2K AMOLED display and a 3450mAh battery, while the Pixel comes with a less impressive sounding 5-inch Full HD screen and 2770mAh power pack.Both phones have 8MP front-facing selfie shooters as well as 12MP rear cameras,USB type C and fingerprint scanner at the back.

This is all that we have from the leaks updates,there's more to come after the official announcement.
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