The black-front-"kinda"-blue-back Google Pixel 2 has now joined the Project Fi family. It's available through Google's Project Fi website and can be used with the service officially. This is great news as the colour variant has been exclusive to Verizon up until now. It's now available in a GSM variant which may be welcome news to users outside of the US (which is the vast majority of us) who want the device with their own operator in their own country.
While Google has been faced with criticism regarding operator exclusives, it seems like the company is finally learning from its mistakes. The Kinda Blue Pixel 2 was highly requested by Project Fi users, and it was outright strange to not see Google's own exclusive phone on their own network. This is thankfully the past as the device is available right now from the Project Fi official website.
Nonetheless, the device will run you $649 which is roughly 30 bucks month. It's not a bad deal, but if you're looking for a true budget beast, this may not really be the way to go. With the recent OnePlus data breach of credit card and payment information, finding a good budget device may not be as easy as it seems.
It helps that you can trade-in your previous phone and lower the price to a small loan of a mill... to just $214 depending on the device you trade in.
What are your thoughts on this? Excited to see the Kinda Blue Pixel 2 outside of Verizon and their scummy business? Let us know in the comments below!