Google’s new Pixel 2 phones are nice. In fact, with their all-around solid specs, Google’s software smarts and a camera that has the potential to be amazing, these (especially the larger Pixel 2 XL) could turn out to be the best Android phones around.
But in order to make these phones relevant in the market, Google needs to fix a key problem that ailed the original Pixels since launch: Low availability.
Anyone who wanted to buy a Pixel phone was invariably greeted by an uncomfortably long wait time. And I’m not talking about a few weeks after these phones launched Oct. 4, I’m talking throughout the whole year in which they were available.