Is the Google Pixel Failing? (Premium)

The late 2018 release of the Pixel 3 was a sales disaster for Google. But there are indications that the Pixel 4 is even worse off. Is the Pixel family of handsets doomed?

I know, I’ve sounded the Pixel alarm many times in the past. The Pixel 2 XL, in particular, was a reliability disaster. And then Google said in the year-ago quarter that the Pixel 3 line---which included the awful Pixel 3 XL—had sold more poorly than its predecessors.

Despite a maddening storage limitation and middling performance, the Pixel 3a, released in mid-2019, emerged as a viable alternative to more expensive flagships thanks to its excellent camera and durable polycarbonate body. Customers responded by buying twice as many Pixels in that quarter than they had in the same quarter a year previous, ...

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