Pixel 2 removed from Google store

Pixel 2 removed from Google store

Pixel 2 removed from Google store

Google is rumored to be launching a less expensive, mid-range phone that's been nicknamed the Pixel 3a or Pixel 3 Lite. And sure enough, if you navigate to the Google Store and browse its Phones section, you'll see only one handset listing now, for the Pixel 3 family.

Rumors have suggested it will either be called the Pixel 3 Lite or Pixel 3A.

The standard Pixel 3 costs from £730 with the XL starting from £869 - that's double the price of the Pixel 2.

Google is notably rolling out the April Android security update for the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, and Pixel XL smartphones as well as the Pixel C tablet.

Pixel software support is known to last so for those of you with Pixel 2s in your pocket, you can rest assured that your phone will remain up to date with the newest version of Android for at least another year. Once the old models sell out, they're gone forever. With the discontinuation of the Pixel 2, Google's phone lineup starts at a whopping $800 MSRP.

In fact, at the time of the initial review, camera testing firm DxO said: "The Google Pixel 2 is the top-performing mobile device camera we've tested, with a record-setting overall score of 98".

That may not sound surprising considering the latest flagship phones from the company are the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, but this seems remarkably early for the company to stop selling those devices.

Sadly, that only really happens for two kinds of phones: Google's own Pixels and Essential one and only PH-1.

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