It's been a big day for Google fans and the Android word as a whole, as Google finally took wraps off of the Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as the Google Home and Chromecast Ultra. All of these products were items that we knew were coming to market, but it's always nice to see Google show off something new. Rick Osterloh took to the stage and announced the new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, and later on during the show we heard about when, where and for how much we could get our hands on all of this stuff. Unsurprisingly, the Google Store will be the first port of call for many, and the fact that the new Pixel land Pixel XL devices were available on finance was probably music to some people's ears. Well, it appears as though finance has become a main feature of the Google Store in general.
As Android Police has discovered, if you go ahead and spend more than $149 in one sitting at the Google Store, you will be provided with the option of paying for it all there and then, or applying for finance. This finance is basically set at 29.9% APR, but customers have 6 or 12 months to pay it off before they accrue any interest. Should they fail to pay it off within their chosen window, all the interest from that period will be applied to the amount that needs to be paid off. It's similar to how a lot of catalogs and other firms sell hardware, but it's nice to see Google offering this as an option at long last. For those looking to purchase a Pixel or Pixel XL outright for instance, and then spread the cost as well as find service elsewhere, this make it nice and easy to work out a monthly total.
Customers can spend more than $149 in one sitting on multiple items, which means you can kit out your entire home with Google Home speakers and get financing on the entire total, or use this option for that 128GB Pixel XL you never knew you wanted, but now want so badly it hurts.