Nexus 5 Sets Example for Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

Google recently launched the Android 7.1.2 Nougat developer preview and while this might be great news for everyone, the Nexus community isn’t that happy with this. The reason why the Nexus community isn’t happy with the fact that Google launched its new operating system beta update is because this confirmed that Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will no longer receive software support.

Although this doesn’t necessarily mean that Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 owners are required to acquire a new smartphone. If we take a look at Nexus 5, we can see that this smartphone manages to keep on surviving even though Google stopped providing it with operating system updates.

Nexus 5 Sets Example for Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

Nexus 5 is the result of the partnership between Google and LG. The smartphone has been launched back in 2013 and it still manages to get all of Google’s incremental software updates without Google’s approval. Thanks to custom ROM developers, Nexus 5 owners can always get their hands on Google’s latest updates and flash them on their own.

Additionally, flashing a custom ROM might sound complicated but it really isn’t. Even better, all custom ROM developers accompany their ROMs with step-by-step guides on how to flash them.

Nexus 5 Fights On

Nexus 5 might be able to compete against the likes of Pixel or Galaxy S7 but when it was first released it was considered to be a powerhouse. The smartphone ships with a 4.95 True HD IPS+ panel which features a full HD 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution.

The best thing about Nexus 5 though is the fact that its hardware parts are still capable of providing owners with stable performances even under heavy usage. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset. The processor has been clocked at 2.3GHz and it is coupled with an Adreno 330 graphics processing unit and 2GB of RAM.

Therefore, Nexus 5 can still be used as a daily driver even in 2017. Also, we can sure that custom ROM developers such as CyanogenMod and LineageOS will keep on providing Nexus 5 owners with all of Google’s updates in the future.

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