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The Pixel 2 XL has been marked down by around $300, to $1,099. The Pixel 2 XL was also nowhere to be found under a list of phones on Google's store, but a web search for the device still shows a link where you can buy it. It has quietly removed the standard and XL models from the store leaving only the Pixel 3.

The Google Pixel 2 and its bigger brother, the Pixel 2 XL, are officially nearing the end of their life cycles as they have disappeared from the companys store.

The only mention of the phone anymore is on the comparison page where it still compares all three iterations of the device.




If you fancy the larger Pixel 2XL - which arrives with a 6-inch display and bigger 3,520mAh battery - then that phone is also on offer with it now costing £399.95. The snippet of information left by the Google developer says that he had to test it on a Pixel 3 because he didn't have a Pixel 4 - a hint to someone at Google we suspect that he feels he needs a Pixel 4 to continue to developer AOSP well for the upcoming Google flagship.

With the death of the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, Google ups the ante on its title of "World's most expensive smartphone lineup" going by entry-level price. Once the old models sell out, they're gone forever. That doesn't make it any less a shame.

Another reason why the Pixel 2 has been so popular is its camera which is still regarded as one of the best on a phone. It is honestly a shame that Google chose to scrape the phone series, which is the complete opposite of what Apple is doing. Amazon has refurbished Pixel 2s starting at about $315 and new ones for $560. Otherwise, you are looking at at least $800 for its newest flagship.

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