07 July 2020
Google has made it official that Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL have reached the end of their life cycle and have been discontinued. It made the announcement in a statement given to Android Police, an online publication. The decision means that Google will not be producing and selling these smartphones anymore.
This is the reason that Google Store (USA) has now listed both these phones as "Unavailable". It is the term that is used for products that have been discontinued by companies but their listings are still live on the website. If someone is still interested in buying the phone, they will need to look for a third-party seller which still has stock left. At the time of writing this, Amazon USA is selling the affordable smartphone on its website.
As for the official statement, here is what Google spokesperson said:
"Google Store has sold through its inventory and completed sales of Pixel 3a. For people who are still interested in buying Pixel 3a, the product is available from some partners while supplies last."
Both Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones were launched about a year ago and they proved to be quite popular among fans. The phones offered stock Android experience, impressive camera performance, and assurance of faster and regular software updates including major ones at relatively cheaper pricing. Google is widely rumored to announce Pixel 4a this year but there is no consensus on the launch date. There were also reports about the Pixel 4a XL but it is now claimed to have been ditched.