It is unfortunate that we must pass on some bad news. Google will not be launching the Google Pixel in South Africa – or any country that does not have Google Assistant active.
Usually, this would not stop us from importing a device directly from alternative market but, in this case, Google are not able to supply us with European compliance certificates. Without this, there is no way to get ICASA approval for these devices.
In turn, without ICASA approval, we would fall foul of the law in importing and on-selling these devices.
As a company passionate about the latest technology, this is as frustrating for us we are sure it must be for you. Rest assured, we have not given up but until we get the relevant compliance certificates from Google, and ICASA approval, we will not be able to offer the Google Pixel range of phones.
The Cellucity Online Guru