Nexus 5 Manages to Keep On Fighting
Google has teamed up with different companies and created Nexus smartphones over the years but one of them stands out the most. Four years ago Google decided to partner up with LG and design one of the most prolific Android powered smartphones ever made, Nexus 5.
Sadly, because Nexus 5 is quite old Google stopped supporting it. Even though this shouldn’t have surprised anyone, Nexus 5 owners were still upset with Google’s decision. In fact, even though Nexus 5 is almost four years old it’s still being used as a daily driver. It looks like Nexus 5 owners are not ready to give up on their smartphone yet.
Nexus 5 Fights On
The best thing about Android powered smartphones is that even though Google might decide to stop providing them with incremental operating system updates, smartphone owners can still flash the updates themselves. Custom ROM developers such as CyanogenMod and LineageOS are the developer teams that help Nexus 5 survive in these dire times.
Fortunately, Nexus 5 still benefits from a large fan-base and this is what motivates LineageOS and CyanogenMod to launch new custom ROMs that are supported by Nexus 5. Even better, LineageOS has just made public a custom ROM that’s been built around Android 7.1.1 Nougat and it works on Nexus 5.
Nexus 5 Can Still be Used as a Daily Driver
It looks like Google’s decision to team up with the South Korean tech giant was a good one since Nexus 5 boasts with impressive specs that are still capable of providing stable performances to this day. The smartphone ships with a rather big 4.95 True HD IPS+ panel. The display features a full HD pixel resolution of 1080 x 1920 and a large pixel density of 445 ppi.
When it comes it hardware power, Nexus 5 impresses us with Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset. The processor has been clocked at 2.3GHz Krait 400 and it is coupled with an Adreno 330 graphics processing unit alongside 2GB of RAM.
The device’s hardware specs are what still makes it a viable choice even to this day. We can only hope that Google will be able to design a smartphone that’s similar to Nexus 5 in the future.