Google Pixel will be made available online and through Verizon starting very, very soon. This set of devices - Pixel and Pixel XL - will be made available starting at $649 or $27 a month. What's odd about this release is not its pricing, though, but its connection to a carrier. Google worked with T-Mobile USA for its very first Nexus smartphone, and there's been a Nexus released with Verizon before, but this release seems to be - at least a little bit - unique. Here, Google appears to be making "The first phone made by Google inside and out" - even if it really isn't.