It's taken months for all the colors to fall into place — almost four months, in fact — but the Google Store is now shipping the second-generation Pixel Buds in Just White, Oh So Orange, Quite Mint, and Almost Black to customers in the United States.
After a couple weeks of sitting in wait, the Pixel 4a is making its way to pre-order customers. We've heard from our readers about when they should expect to get their phones, and some are already arriving early, up to two days before Google's formal August 20th launch.
The Pixel 4a is undoubtedly an incredible value on the smartphone market right now, but its weakest point is still its maker — Google. The search giant has messed up the logisticsso often in its relativelyshort existence in the smartphone space that we’ve frankly lost count. The brand-new Pixel 4a couldn’t avoid the inevitable either, but Google’s latest snafu sounds fresh; hear me out. The company is asking its Canadian customers to ship back their existing phones more than a week before the Pixel 4a is expected to reach them.
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Google finally officially revealed the Pixel 4a last week, and if you're still on the fence about buying one, you should definitely read our review. With an outstanding camera, great battery life, long software support, and a really aggressive price tag, Google's new budget phone is in a class of its own. And if you want to find the best deals and places to find Google's new budget phone, we've got a guide.
Pixel phones have usually been known more for utilitarian design than flashy looks, but Google's line of fabric cases certainly helps the phones stand out from the crowd while adding some drop protection as well. With the announcement of the new Pixel 4a, the Google Store is cutting prices on fabric case options for the Pixel 3a/3a XL and Pixel 4/4 XL down to just $20, a savings of 50%.
Ever since Google debuted its Pixel line of smartphones in 2016, we've been big fans. But maybe not "superfans". Google is now recruiting loyal customers to join a group called the "Pixel Superfans Program." Admission grants access to exclusive perks, offers, and the occasional special event — and we've got all the deets.
Google is in full Pixel 4a teaser mode today. The Made by Google Twitter account is in full meme mode and promoting a new lorem-ipsum landing page at the Google Store, a not-so-subtle teaser promoting the Pixel 4a. A simple color puzzle on the page reveals that August 3rd is somehow tied to "The Google just what you've been waiting for phone" — very likely the launch date.
Google is carrying on with its month of Nest product sales, and while there (sadly) haven't been any discounts on single items, we have seen some decent bundles so far. Today, Google is selling the Nest Hello Video Doorbell and Nest Hub together for $268.99, a discount of $50 compared to buying them separately.
A few days ago, the Twitter account for Google Nest teased "something special" would be revealed today. Many (myself included) thought Google would share more details about the Nest speaker we saw last week, or maybe even the new Android TV dongle that the company has been working on, but nope. The big announcement is... some sales.