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Google has formally stopped promoting its Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL smartphones, as spotted by Android Police. The product web page for the telephones now merely redirects to the Google Retailer’s homepage, with Google confirming that it has bought by its stock (though the telephone do stay obtainable, for now, at third-party retailers like Finest Purchase or Walmart.)

The Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL had been introduced and launched in October 2018, with the telephones praised on the time for his or her bigger shows, wonderful cameras, and clear design. The telephone’s digicam particularly nonetheless holds up towards lots of the greatest smartphones on sale at present, though the Pixel Three and three XL suffered from the identical points most of Google’s Pixel telephone do — gradual gross sales and an absence of buyer curiosity in comparison with main gamers like Apple and Samsung.

The 18-month timing is just about similar to the lifecycle for the Pixel 2, which was discontinued virtually precisely a yr in the past on April 1st, 2019, 18 months after it was first bought.

It’s not fairly the top of the street but for Pixel Three homeowners. Google promises software support by October 2021, which means that the Pixel Three and three XL needs to be on monitor to get updates to Android 11 this yr, and even subsequent yr’s Android 12. The 2 telephones may even get software program updates by then, too.

Anybody in search of a funds Pixel telephone seemingly gained’t have too lengthy to attend, although, with leaks indicating {that a} new $399 Pixel 4a (a successor to final yr’s cheaper Pixel 3a) might be proper across the nook, though its not solely clear when that can launch on account of Google canceling occasions like its I/O convention as a result of coronavirus.

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