Google appears to be having problems keeping up with the number of pre-orders for its new Pixel phone. Stores in the US are reportedly beginning to miss their shipping dates for customers, with some only set to receive their devices in mid-November.
Customers waiting for the Pixel and Pixel XL were originally expecting their devices to be shipped as early as this week, although that is no longer the case. Many now report seeing their orders listed as still being listed as ‘Pending’.
Google representatives are saying that the pre-order demand has exceeded expectations. In other words, there is a three week delay for some customers because the company did not expect so many people to buy the Pixel.
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are currently only available in the US for now. It is likely that the initial production run of the phone was kept small due to this limited distribution. There’s no telling if the phone will ever be sold outside the US, but solid sales numbers could encourage Google to offer the device in more regions.
[Source: 9 to 5 Google]