1. clara_oswin's Avatar
    I'm looking to buy the Pixel from the Google store but they're out of stock.

    I really don't want to buy from Verizon. They screwed me over with the Moto X and I don't trust them to put out updates speedy.

    Should I wait or buy a different phone? The Pixel XL is still available on the Google store, but I don't know if it's too big for me. Is the Nexus 5x still a good phone to buy?
    04-09-2017 07:29 PM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    Someone can correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think Verizon is responsible for the Pixel updates, even for the devices bought through them.
    04-09-2017 07:36 PM
  3. Rocketsaucev2's Avatar
    Someone can correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think Verizon is responsible for the Pixel updates, even for the devices bought through them.
    Indeed, this is basically the first time ever you could buy a phone from Verizon and have it be pure Google anyways
    04-09-2017 08:03 PM
  4. libra89's Avatar
    Yeah your best bet is seeking a Verizon one or going the second hand market route which is very hot right now.
    04-09-2017 09:36 PM
  5. clara_oswin's Avatar
    I was reading the info from this article, unless this has changed: https://9to5google.com/2016/10/06/go...urity-updates/
    04-10-2017 12:12 AM
  6. vividrich's Avatar
    Also, keep checking. The phones have been known to go in and out of stock quickly. I was shocked when the Really Blue showed up in stock...
    04-12-2017 08:04 PM
  7. Ry's Avatar
    Has Verizon been late on any Pixel update?
    04-12-2017 08:49 PM
  8. victoryrules8's Avatar
    Nope they have been just as fast as the unlocked one. I've received all the updates on the same day or in the same week as the unlocked device.
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    04-13-2017 08:04 AM
  9. clara_oswin's Avatar
    Thanks for the help guys. I finally was able to order one but the delivery date is May 10th-12th so now i get to play the waiting game.
    libra89 likes this.
    04-14-2017 09:58 AM
  10. EMGSM's Avatar
    I waited almost 3 months from it's official release date because no one had them. Then I just gave up. I can't believe that it's been several months since it's release and they are still coming up out of stock.
    04-14-2017 08:06 PM
  11. gernerttl's Avatar
    Indeed, this is basically the first time ever you could buy a phone from Verizon and have it be pure Google anyways
    Not quite true. Verizon had the Nexus back in 2011/12. It was pure Google ICS. I had one.
    04-14-2017 09:08 PM
  12. Rocketsaucev2's Avatar
    Not quite true. Verizon had the Nexus back in 2011/12. It was pure Google ICS. I had one.
    Unfortunately, it was delayed months with updates, making it not really a Nexus but a verizonized version
    04-14-2017 09:09 PM
  13. gernerttl's Avatar
    Yeah. I know. My buddy had a T-Mobile version and got his update about 2-3 months before I did.

    I had better coverage though.
    04-14-2017 09:21 PM
  14. benjamminh's Avatar
    Pixel in a lot of ways is vaporware (obviously not for those that have it). Not being able to keep up supply to increase artificially demand is a pretty cheap ploy. Now that they want to be mainstream with premium pricing it's time to grow up.
    04-15-2017 06:48 AM
  15. EMGSM's Avatar
    Not being able to keep up supply to increase artificially demand is a pretty cheap ploy. Now that they want to be mainstream with premium pricing it's time to grow up.
    I agree 100%. I think Apple does the same thing.
    04-15-2017 11:55 AM
  16. gernerttl's Avatar
    I thought about going to the Pixel XL, but I decided on the S8+. It'll be here next wed.
    04-15-2017 12:51 PM
  17. Lilybell2's Avatar
    I have heard that much of the difficulty in achieving an adequate inventory was due to a shortage of screens for the Pixel phones. Rumor has it that Google may be trying to head off future issues by investing millions in LG Display.
    04-16-2017 06:18 PM

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