Google killed off its Nexus series and launched the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones earlier this month, ushering in a new era for Android smartphones. The new smartphones offer the purest Android experience there is, added with its inbuilt Google Assistant feature for seamless voice-contextual results. Needless to say, these smartphones have piqued Android fanboys’ interests, and pre-orders have soared off the charts. So much so, that Google is delaying shipments till mid-November because demand has exceeded expectations.
Many buyers are still seeing their pre-orders listed as ‘pending’, despite initial promised delivery dates not exceeding a week. Even Project Fi orders are not being shipped on the promised date, and 9to5Google learned from the support team that the shipments are running three weeks late. The author’s earlier shipment date was October 27-31, but has now been shifted to November 18.
Google later confirmed that the initial demand has exceeded expectations. “We’re thrilled to see the excitement for our new Pixel phones, and frankly pre-order demand has exceeded our expectations. We’re working to restock our inventory as soon as possible,” a spokesperson told the publication.In India, Google has exclusively partnered with Flipkart to sell Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL smartphones online. The e-commerce site promises to deliver the handset in two days for free. At the time of press, all of the Pixel and Pixel XL variants were in stock, except for the Very Silver 128GB Google Pixel XL variant. Alternatively, Google has also partnered with Reliance Digital, Croma, Vijay Sales, Ezone, Hotspot, Sangeetha, Poorvika Mobile World, and Bajaj Electronics to sell the smartphones offline.
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