Google Pixel 2 Phones Launch Date Revealed

The Pixel event of Google is happening just 2 days from now. However, it seems like we would have to wait for at least two weeks after the event before the 1st handsets begin shipping.

According to VentureBeat, the forthcoming Pixel 2 will be launched on October 19, 2017. That is 2 weeks after the event. On the other hand, the Pixel 2 XL might be released even longer, around November 15.

It All Makes Sense

The release date of Pixel 2 makes a lot of sense. In the previous year, the Pixel was revealed on October 5, and began shipping on October 20. This year, the Pixel 2 is being revealed on October 4. So, October 19 will be a consistent release date.

The release date of XL was not staggered in the previous year. However, the company is maybe pushing it out this time to make sure that it has a lot of units to deliver. It appears like the XL would be the true flagship handset this time. Also, the company has some serious issue keeping its handset in stock last year.

XL’s Disadvantage

Pushing the release date of Pixel 2 XL out to November 15 can come at a disadvantage. The iPhone X will begin shipping on November 3. Google has a possibility to have its almost full-screen handset to be on sale first. A few weeks in either way might not really matter in the long run. However, it really does not hurt to have a very competitive smartphone ready to purchase ahead of your competitor.

Also, VentureBeat released 2 new images of the Pixels in addition to the release dates of the devices. One is a group shot of the Pixel 2 and the other one is a cleaner mockup of the Pixel 2 XL. What we will have to wait to know is whether any of the phones are customizable. On the first Pixel, the company included a Google search button and a weather widget. Both could not be removed. That can get really annoying on the upcoming pixels, especially if there is a person who is not fond of the Calendar of Google. Though, there is a chance that the styling and colors of the search bar can be tweaked, which is really fun.

On the first Pixel, the company included a Google search button and a weather widget. Both could not be removed. That can get really annoying on the upcoming pixels, especially if there is a person who is not fond of the Calendar of Google. Though, there is a chance that the styling and colors of the search bar can be tweaked, which is really fun.

We will know everything on Wednesday.

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