How did they do that you might ask? By not having their cutting edge technology working.
I’m still on a Pixel 3. I skipped the Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 because they just were not desirable phones for me. The Pixel 6 gets announced today and while the phones are too big for my taste (the small one is a full 13mm or 0.5 inches taller) I was going to bite the bullet and upgrade anyway. The software and hardware are enough of a leap for me to jump in. I was all set to pull the trigger on a new phone but Google’s store is so screwed up you can’t make a purchase.
Oh well… maybe I can live with my Pixel 3 another year or two. I’m not so desperate as to keep clicking a thousand times to make it work. Money saved.