The good news for Google is that lots of people seem to love its flagship Pixel phones.
The bad news is that those good reviews have led to higher demand, meaning that the Pixel – and its larger Pixel XL sibling – can be frustratingly hard to find in stock, even at Google’s own online store.
It’s not the first time a Google gadget has been hard to find. Since 2013 and the Nexus 4 phone, Google has struggled to keep its own flagship hardware on the shelves. Every time, Google says it’ll do better. But you still might not be able to find a Pixel.
It’s a frustration that even Google’s employees have apparently felt. Google Chrome OS engineer Manu Cornet – @lmanul on Twitter – drew this funny cartoon, called “Shortages,” about the struggle to find a Pixel.
Here it is, shared with his permission:
- Manu Cornet
- Manu Cornet/Wikimedia Commons