It sure looks like Google’s second-gen Pixel Buds are being discontinued in the US
We’re not saying they’ve been discontinued, however if you happen to head over to Google’s on-line retailer in the US and Canada, you’ll discover that there doesn’t appear to be any possibility to purchase its second-generation true wi-fi Pixel Buds. Its newer Pixel Buds A-Series are nonetheless accessible, however the devoted itemizing for the Pixel Buds themselves has disappeared.
Google gained’t formally say whether or not the second-generation Pixel Buds are reaching the finish of their life. What it’ll verify is that they’re “out of stock in the Google Store in the US and Canada at this time” and that it doesn’t have extra inventory. “Some third-party retailers may still have inventory available and they remain on sale in other markets as inventory allows,” a spokesperson says. “As inventory allows” positively makes it sound like the Buds are reaching the finish of their life, however as I stated, Google is refusing to say the phrase “discontinued.”
The itemizing for the Pixel Buds now not seems in the US Google Store’s navigation bar.
Android Police studies that the buds are nonetheless accessible in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Sure sufficient, on the UK Google Store the Pixel Buds are nonetheless accessible, although relating to third-party retailers, John Lewis is itemizing them as unavailable with a observe that it’s “unlikely to receive more stock of this item.”
Ultimately, these are loads of indicators that the second-gen Pixel Buds are on the manner out after round a yr of being on sale. But given their common battery life, and chronic studies of connection points, we will’t say we’re too shocked to see them go. If you’re an present proprietor, Google says you’ll “continue to receive ongoing feature support, software fixes, and critical security updates.”