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.
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.
If you’re an Android smartphone owner, odds are you’ve experienced a drop in performance since you first got your phone. This can be due to a number of reasons, but one that you may not know, is the reverse of what many think. Android platform updates have been proven to negatively affect some performance levels. Unfortunately, this is the case with Google’s Nexus 6P.
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.
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.
A string has blown up on Reddit containing several unhappy Nexus 6P owners. Each is complaining of some severe battery drain ever since they updated to the latest software version in that of Android Nougat. One user went so far to upload a video to YouTube where he explained the problems associated with his Nexus 6P handset.
News has surfaced that Google proposed a deal with Huawei to produce the Pixel phones, but negotiations went south when Google wanted no partner logos to appear on the devices. There are suggestions that the friction between these two runs deeper than initially thought, and it all started with the Nexus 6P deal.
At the October 4th press event, Google announced a number of new devices. The highlight of the day? The Pixel smartphones, without a doubt. The Nexus successors are this years flagship phones from Google and also the first smartphones to be designed entirely by Google. Available in two sizes, the smaller Pixel and the larger Pixel, are visually stunning and pack quite the punch in terms of hardware specs, new features and design.