It’s a new era at Google since the company’s newest device, the Pixel, is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. But Google’s distribution isn’t all that different. The Google Store and Best Buy will still offer unlocked models; however, one popular carrier has been added to the mix to give access to the Pixel to millions of people.
Everyone is trying to get their hands on the Pixel and Pixel XL, so we’re showing you where you can get Google’s 2016 flagship in the United States.
The Pixel and Pixel XL come with 32GB or 128GB of internal storage and in your choice of Quite Black, Very Silver, Really Blue.
Like last year, the Google Store is the signature retailer for Google’s devices. There’s Google Store Financing that allows you to divide the cost into friendly monthly payments for 24 months.
There are two bonuses if you go through Google itself — Nexus Protect and Project Fi. The first is 2-year protection for accidental damage, meaning Google will send you a replacement if anything bad happens to your precious device. Project Fi, meanwhile, is easy to get into as you can get a free SIM card with your Pixel. When you insert it into your new phone, Google will walk you through setting up an account and moving your number over to Project Fi.
Existing Project Fi customers will get to go through their carrier’s site to purchase the Pixel or Pixel XL and receive a free Daydream View. New customers, however, will be redirected to the Google Store to pick up a new SIM card while checking out.
Google listed Best Buy as an official seller, but the electronics retailer has yet to put up a listing for the Pixel. We assume that Best Buy will be selling both the unlocked and carrier models.
Shocked to see Verizon here? We were, too. The only carrier selling the Pixel is Verizon, courtesy of an exclusive selling rights deal made with Google.
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