Vodafone will expand the availability of Pixel 7 phones in Europe this year

Peter, 22 February 2023

“Vodafone plans to expand the availability of Pixel smartphone and wearable devices to additional markets in 2023,” writes the carrier in a press release for the European market. This gives hope to Pixel fans, since even though Google expanded sales to 10 markets on the Old Continent, many regions still are not served by the search giant.

Unfortunately, Vodafone doesn’t say which markets will be covered. The carrier has networks in several countries and partnerships with carriers in a number of other countries. Wikipedia has a handy list. We marked the countries where the Pixel is already available in bold, the others are possibilities for expansion.

Vodafone networks in Europe
Majority-owned Partnerships
Albania Czech Republic Austria Belgium Bulgaria
Germany Greece Channel Islands Croatia Cyprus
Hungary Ireland Denmark Estonia Finland
Italy Netherlands France Iceland Latvia
Northern Cyprus
(indirectly owned)
Portugal Lithuania Luxembourg North Macedonia
Romania Spain Norway Russia Serbia
Turkey United Kingdom Slovenia Sweden Switzerland
Ukraine Bosnia & Herzegovina Montengro

Even better, this expansion includes not just the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro phones, but the Pixel Watch and Pixel Buds as well.

Vodafone and Google also partnered on improving the default text messaging on all Android phones with the adoption of the RCS-based Messages by Google app (powered by Google’s Jibe Cloud). Compared to the older SMS/MMS, RCS allows sending high quality photos and videos, has enhanced group messaging, supports encryption for one-on-one chats and has a number of features that gives businesses a richer communication channel with their customers.

The carrier is also making Android TV the preferred platform for its Vodafone TV set top boxes. This will give users additional entertainment options with access to the apps and games available on the Google Play Store. The “Chromecast built-in” feature will also be enabled, so users will be able to easily cast photos, videos and music from their phones to their TVs.



Reader comments

  • staur
  • 11 Nov 2023
  • 0Bu

Vodafone does internal testing and the pixel phones sold at VDF stores will probably have vdf customized ROM that will allow for volte-vowifi and 5G NSA-SA features only for Vodafone. Otherwise (more unlikely), the global ROM would update its defau...

  • JHT
  • 25 Feb 2023
  • nxY

Yes it's great, but what about to manage 5G, it doesn't work in Czech Republic, only 4G /LTE. We have just bought Pixel 7 Pro, and it's for sure a Vodafone fail. The biggest problem is, if go to their shops, they know nothing and blame...

  • AnonD-970391
  • 25 Feb 2023
  • 6js

It will support 5g on the countries will be sold by Vodafone ;) (By the way I have volte on all my pixel devices through Vodafone:) . ) But I wait to see if Greece will be amongst them

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