10-16-2017 11:48 PM
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  1. Almeuit's Avatar
    Little confused on what people would prefer. Are you saying it would be better if they sat and produced them for 3 months, store them in a warehouse, then made the announcement and shipped them the same day?
    I just wish they did what Apple does. Announce on a Tuesday or something, pre-orders start that Friday, and then ships 1 week from the Friday that starts pre-orders. I wish all manufacturers did this.
    10-16-2017 10:41 AM
  2. bhatech's Avatar
    I just wish they did what Apple does. Announce on a Tuesday or something, pre-orders start that Friday, and then ships 1 week from the Friday that starts pre-orders. I wish all manufacturers did this.
    I like Google's better, it's kind of available to preorder immediately after (even while the event going on) and then ships couple of weeks later. Sure, you need to be early to get launch day delivery and that's no different on iPhone you got to be quick and get your order at 12 am to have a chance of launch day delivery. I'll be placing the iPhone X pre-order and can't imagine how quickly that will go back in shipping giving the hype and demand that's generated.
    10-16-2017 10:48 AM
  3. Richard Servello's Avatar
    I just wish they did what Apple does. Announce on a Tuesday or something, pre-orders start that Friday, and then ships 1 week from the Friday that starts pre-orders. I wish all manufacturers did this.
    Is that what apples does? The iPhone X is still not available... It's been longer since the announcement.
    10-16-2017 10:51 AM
  4. Richard Servello's Avatar
    I like Google's better, it's kind of available to preorder immediately after (even while the event going on) and then ships couple of weeks later. Sure, you need to be early to get launch day delivery and that's no different on iPhone you got to be quick and get your order at 12 am to have a chance of launch day delivery. I'll be placing the iPhone X pre-order and can't imagine how quickly that will go back in shipping giving the hype and demand that's generated.
    That's the problem. Apple does 12 am. Which means if you aren't up...you don't get it. Google goes up during the keynote. I ordered mine that day, easily.
    10-16-2017 10:52 AM
  5. bhatech's Avatar
    Is that what apples does? The iPhone X is still not available... It's been longer since the announcement.
    That's more like an exception, generally Apple, Google, Samsung are all good to make them available in a decent time after announcement. Compare that to clueless LG .. They suck.
    10-16-2017 10:54 AM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    Is that what apples does? The iPhone X is still not available... It's been longer since the announcement.
    LOL. Yes one phone model they do that with but look back the past couple of years and what I said is true.

    I get trying to justify but let's not stretch so hard .
    10-16-2017 10:55 AM
  7. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    Let's just hope that Google is better prepared to ramp up production through LG/HTC to adapt to actual demand than last year.

    Of course, it's not like they're the only ones who don't generate sufficient supply for anticipated demand...

    First iPhone X batch reportedly only contains 46,500 units
    10-16-2017 04:01 PM
  8. dejanh's Avatar
    Guys, Seriously.. This has been happening to Apple for over 10 years. It's nothing new in the tech world. It's even happening to Samsung with the Note 8, just check the forums.

    I don't think Google understood how popular the Pixel had gotten to be honest. I honestly believe in 2-3 years They'll be battling Samsung and Apple.
    I think not...

    https://www.recode.net/2017/10/4/164...ent-chart-data
    10-16-2017 04:33 PM
  9. hal1's Avatar
    It's amazing how quick and eager we are to throw $650 to $1,000 at Google for a phone, when most of us already have a phone which is fairly Wonderful by all standards. Worst case scenario, I have to hold onto my $650 for another week
    10-16-2017 04:33 PM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    It's amazing how quick and eager we are to throw $650 to $1,000 at Google for a phone, when most of us already have a phone which is fairly Wonderful by all standards. Worst case scenario, I have to hold onto my $650 for another week
    I am eager to have the product. I have already come to terms with the cost. It is no different then someone being eager to go to Disney... even though they will be throwing away thousands as well, right? .
    Scottie15 likes this.
    10-16-2017 04:38 PM
  11. Mike Dee's Avatar
    10-16-2017 04:44 PM
  12. hal1's Avatar
    I am eager to have the product. I have already come to terms with the cost. It is no different then someone being eager to go to Disney... even though they will be throwing away thousands as well, right? .
    Don't get me wrong, I'm right with you there. I ordered it on launch day also, but I had a reason....... my original pixel is oh-so last year
    10-16-2017 04:45 PM
  13. Scottie15's Avatar
    LOL yea, we should really expect Google to compete with those two brands after only being in the market fairly recently, at least with the Pixel. As long as they get Android updates and security patches first, Google will always have that upper-hand over other Android OEMs. At this point, it's all a matter of using their own home-grown hardware. It will come with time. Apple is pouring everything into their mobile space, and what seemed impossible a few years ago (Samsung taking significant market share) seems more realistic in the next few years.
    10-16-2017 05:00 PM
  14. Scottie15's Avatar
    It's amazing how quick and eager we are to throw $650 to $1,000 at Google for a phone, when most of us already have a phone which is fairly Wonderful by all standards. Worst case scenario, I have to hold onto my $650 for another week
    I'm on the LG G4. After two bootloops and finally sending the device to LG be fixed (with absolutely no replacement phone in the meantime, have you), I am ready for a new device. The G4 is still holding up ok, but it is a battery draining beast.

    Can't wait for stock Android.
    10-16-2017 05:02 PM
  15. Zod1010's Avatar
    Could it be a marketing ploy for the manufacturers? To create the sense that it is selling beyond expectations because it is such a 'hot' product?
    Unlikely, for several reasons:

    • The market is far too competitive, with a lack of significant differentiation between products (save perhaps Apple).
    • Since people have a tendency towards brand loyalty, you may not just lose this year's sale, but next year's as well.
    • Most companies want to be able to report strong 4th quarter earnings. These numbers would wind up deflated if you were deliberately holding back supply.
    • Most people buying cell phones are not in forums like us, carefully pouring over reviews and hardware specs. They walk into a store to buy a phone and they walk out with a phone. If your product isn't in stock, they simply buy your competitor's phone.
    leetrevor81 and dejanh like this.
    10-16-2017 05:03 PM
  16. ndonnine's Avatar
    Except for LG at times, they all get it right. Except Google. Samsung gets it right, Apple gets it right (both with a MUCH MUCH larger demand than Google has, maybe x 100). Everyone has blips, but Google never gets it right. If you want to argue this is normal for everyone, you're not paying attention. It is normal for Google though.
    Actually. Apple is notorious for delays. They just don't announced a shipping date ahead of time and delay it indefinitely case in point the current iPhone x
    10-16-2017 05:03 PM
  17. JHBThree's Avatar
    Actually. Apple is notorious for delays. They just don't announced a shipping date ahead of time and delay it indefinitely case in point the current iPhone x
    They're not when it comes to phones.
    10-16-2017 09:57 PM
  18. fiddlefootn's Avatar
    As to delays I was told my Pixel, just black, 64gb would ship 10/19 and that I should receive it 10/20. Today, the 16th, I received a msg stating it was in and would be advised when it shipped. So no delays for me. Happily.
    10-16-2017 11:48 PM
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