Google working on a foldable smartphone, codenamed "passport"

Portrait mode with the seldie cam. Image Tegan Jones

The decision to end sales for the Pixel 4 series came only ten months since they went on sale in the USA back in October of 2019.

(Pocket-lint) - Google's not hanging around - fresh from announcing the Google Pixel 4A, which is shaping up to be a mid-range hit, it's clearing the decks as far as its Pixel flagships go.

This means US -based Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL owners should continue to receive support up to October 2022. "For people who are still interested in buying Pixel 4 and 4 XL, the product is available from some partners while supplies last", a Google spokesperson said in a statement. The news comes in the same week that Google unveiled its newest budget phone, the Pixel 4A. The phone may still be available through some other retailers and in other regions but only till stock lasts. However, it is surprising to see Google discontinuing a phone whose successor is still months away from launch.

After entering the smartphone market in 2010 with the Nexus brand, Google kicked off the Pixel line in 2016.

The final beta version of Android 11 has been released by Google. The Raven and Oriole should be the next generation Pixel 6 duo. While smartphones named Raven and Oriole code are thought to be Pixel 6 models, Passport will probably be Google's first foldable smartphone.

The low price helped spur iPhone sales at a time of soaring unemployment, as the economy plunged into a deep recession.



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