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Google will open up pop-up stores in Los Angeles and New York City for the holiday season on Oct. 19. Google

Google will sell its new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices at pop-up stores starting Oct. 19, the company said.

Since Google doesn’t have hardware stores like Apple, Google will instead open up temporary locations to sell its newest smartphones and “all things made by Google,” the search engine company said on Twitter using the hashtag #googlepopup.

Where Are The Google Pop-Up Stores?

Google will open up two location in the U.S., one in New York City and one in Los Angeles. The New York pop-up store will be located at 110 Fifth avenue in Manhattan, while the California shop will be located at 8552 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. Both locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Google said on its site. Google has a landing page for the pop-up stores and will launch the full site when the locations open to the public on Oct. 19, the company told International Business Times.

The stores will open on Thursday and will remain open until Dec. 31, Google confirmed to IBT. This means consumers will be able to go to either stores to get Google devices for the holidays.

The stores have already opened but not to the public yet.

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Features

The pop-up locations give consumers a chance to tryout the new Pixel 2 devices and other Google products. The Pixel 2, which was revealed earlier this month, supports augmented reality and has a camera with a DxOMark rating of 98, the highest on a smartphone. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are water and dust resistant and have no head jack. The devices have a fingerprint scanner on the back that “unlocks faster than any other smartphone,” Google said at its event.

The smartphones have an all-aluminum body and sport OLED displays. The 5-inch Pixel 2 will start at $649 and the 6-inch Pixel 2 XL will sell at $849. The smartphones are currently available for pre-order and will launch on Oct. 19, the same day Google opens up its pop-up store locations.

Daydream Virtual Reality

Besides the Pixel 2, Google also announced the Daydream View, which will be showcased at the pop-up store. Daydream features upgraded lenses and soft, lightweight fabric on the headset. The $99 set comes with a Daydream View headset and Daydream controller. Daydream works with specific smartphones, including the Pixel 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Google Home Mini and Google Home Max

The Google Home Mini and Google Home Max with Google Assistant were also announced this month. The Home Mini is almost entirely enclosed in fabric, emits 360-degree sound and wirelessly connect to Chromecast speakers. The Google Home Max is 20 times more powerful than last year’s Google Home and comes with SmartSound. The speaker can also plug in other devices with aux. The Google Home Mini is priced at $49 and is set to launch this week. The Google Home Max is selling for $399 and has no exact release date. Consumers can add their email addresses to the device’s waiting list for now. The devices should be released before the holidays, which means they'll probably be available to test out at the pop-up stores when they launch.