Welcome to Alphabet City I'm your guide Iyaz Akhtar and folks never buy a pixel on day one.
The pixel four and four XL were introduced on October 15th with the release date of October 24.
The four starts at 799, the XL at 899.
Exactly one month after release the Pixel 4 is getting a $200 discount ahead of Black Friday.
That means that Pixel 4 can be pick up for as little as $600 on November 24th.
You might be thinking what company is pulling off this stunt?
It seems the reason that maybe this would be a wireless carrier.
But no It's Google.
Google is discounting its newest phones after a month, because of course it is.
So if you were a die hard pixel person, and you've got a new pixel 4 on day one, you paid a $200 premium to have the pixel as soon as possible.
If you just waited a month You've had the same phone and 200 more dollars in your pocket.
That sounds kind of ridiculous, right?
It's almost like Google's punishing the most dedicated pixel fans, and this is not the first time this has happened, last year, Google did the same thing around Black Friday.
You could get a $150 discount on the pixel three and a $200 discount on the three XL quickly after the initial release of the phones.
Google also ran a promotion where you could buy a pixel three or Excel and get a second one Half off.
Then there's also the issues that ship with the Pixel 4 on day one, the face on lock function can work on a person who has their eyes closed.
That seems like a security mistake.
Although if someone has access to your phone and you're worried about them scanning your face while you're asleep, they're probably larger problems afoot.
Also at launch.
Some apps did not support the pixels face unlock As a method to unlock them.
You'd have to type in your password and just wait for the app to get updates for face unlock.
When the Pixel 4 shift, the displays 90 hertz refresh rate worked when the screen brightness was set over 75%.
On November 5, Google pushed an updates to take care of that.
So you get a nice smooth display even when your phone isn't such to such a brightness on November 7, nine to five Google's been shown, put up this tweet that said, just gonna leave this here with a link to an article entitled Google makes a strong case for no-one to ever by a Pixel at launch again.
The article was from November of last year.
It mentions that hardware and software problems are generally fixed over time.
The Pixel 3 had some camera and charging issues, then talks about the discounts and promos.
He called them a kick in the face to anyone who purchased early.
The article talks about how when the pixel two was launched, it had a black friday deal of a $100 store credit and a free home Mini, the bigger discount with the three and now the four Seems very strange to early buyers.
I agree with Ben's post, give it a read, will have a link in the description.
If you did pre-order the Pixel 4, you'd receive $100 Google Store credit that's seem to soothe the pain a little.
An article on Android police tells a tail of a riddle named David who says his %100 credit May take a long time to arrive.
Google's credit deals says that customers will receive an email notifying them promotional balances added to their account 6-8 weeks after the end of the promotion.
Now the promotion ended on October 26, 6-8 weeks out is December 7th.
Through the 21st.
This whole situation is just a bit off, don't you think?
Let me know your opinions.
Speaking of your opinions, let's go to Comment Cove.
This is the part of the show where we shine the spotlight at the most amazing audience in the world.
That'd be you.
Last time we were talking about the potentially massive Galaxy S 11.
Reports say the largest model will feature a 6.9 inch screen.
Matthew says why does anyone needs such a huge screen?
I'm happy with my note 10, not a small phone.
J li says, Jean companies, make jeans skinnier.
Phone companies, let's rip up pants pockets.
Amusis says, Huge?
The Xiaomi Mate 20 X has a 7.1 inch screen A 5000 milli ampere hour battery.
These are standard specs in Asia.
That is a huge phone.
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