Google Pixel hard to buy as Google is still struggling with its supply chain

Posted on Monday, Apr 24 2017 @ 15:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Despite being launched six months ago, the Google Pixel smartphone is still extremely hard to find, even Google's own Store doesn't have most configuration combinations available and those that are available list a warning that they won't ship for another 2-4 weeks.

AndroidCentral explores the supply situation and says that even though Google spend tens of millions of dollars to advertise the Pixel phone, its supply chain system just isn't up to the task of meeting the global demand:
For all of their flaws, the other Android manufacturers know how to manage a supply chain. Samsung, LG, Huawei, Motorola, HTC and heck, even OnePlus now, know how to make phones available around the world in massive quantities. They have in most cases each made the necessary deals and commitments to get the phones in thousands of physical stores as well, a dramatically taller task than simply stocking a couple of warehouses for online-only distribution.
If Google has bigger ambitions for own-brand phones, the company will need to sort out this problem before future launches.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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