If you own a Nexus smartphone such as the Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X, and/or have the Pixel C tablet, there’s some bad news. You may have already knew this day was coming, but Google has now officially dropped support for major OS updates for these three devices.
LG phones had a share of boot-looping issues in the past, and over the last several months, we’ve reported a few stories regarding the boot-loop prone Nexus 5X. LG wants to make things right, and is now being forced to by a law firm that goes by Girard Gibbs LLC. Here’s what you need to know.
As reported last year, more than a few Nexus 5X owners have experienced an unsolvable bootloop issue since updating to newer versions of Android. At one point, full refunds were being issued, but now it seems that Google is replacing faulty units with Moto X4 smartphones.
One of the more neat features that comes on Google’s new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, is the possibility of creating breathtaking portraits by blurring the background automatically. Unfortunately, the feature has been exclusive to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, that is, until now. Thanks to developers who ported the feature, one can add the functionality by simply downloading a mod that enables the portrait feature on certain non-Pixel 2 devices.
The last Google Nexus smartphones, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, were both due to continue receiving software patch updates until September 2018. However, Google has updated its support pages to give each handset an additional two months of patch support compared with the earlier date.
There was a time when Android device owners could only speculate as to when the end-of-life system updates and security patches would be issued for their devices.
A problematic issue is being experienced by some, not all, Nexus 5X owners. A Reddit string opened up a few days ago where a Nexus 5X owner reported that their Nexus 5X uncontrollably kept rebooting. He then sent in the device for evaluation, and since LG has announced that it is accepting returns for full refunds of purchased Nexus 5X units with this issue.
The Pixel and Pixel XL have been very well received since their launch. Most reviews have been very positive and Google is expected to sell millions of units this holiday season. However, amidst all the positive news there is one group that feels shortchanged: Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P owners.