Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Google is Looking to Revive the Nexus Lineup
Even though Google has made it clear that it doesn’t have any intention to revamp the Nexus brand, this isn’t stopping the Nexus community from hoping. In fact, rumors are pointing out that Google is actually considering reviving the Nexus lineup. The fact that Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P have just received March’s security patch is showing us that Google hasn’t forgotten yet about its older smartphones.
Google Didn’t Left Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Behind
The Nexus community lashed back at the Android parent when it started focusing only on its newer Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. It looks like Google took note of that and its doing its best in order to keep Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P up to par with its Pixel lineup, at least in terms of features. For example, Android 7.1.2 Nougat developer preview brings fingerprint gestures support for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.
As previously mentioned, the Android parent recently upgraded Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P’s security by rolling out this month’s security patch to them. The March security patch takes care of 60 vulnerabilities, including one major threat which allowed hackers to remotely execute Android powered smartphones.
Google is Looking to Revive the Nexus Lineup
This hasn’t been confirmed yet but rumor has it that neither Pixel nor Pixel XL are selling well in foreign countries. The reason behind this is that the Pixel brand is still young and it doesn’t benefit from the same global recognition the Nexus brand is. This is why everyone believes that Google wants to bring back the Nexus brand and capitalize on foreign markets.
If this proves to be true, it will be quite a genius marketing move from Google. The Android parent will be able to capitalize on both the high-end markets with its Pixel and Pixel XL devices and the mid-budget oriented market as well with Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. What’s interesting is that even though Nexus smartphones will compete with the Pixel ones, it will be a win-win situation for Google.
Nonetheless, everything we know is based on rumors and speculations. Google has yet to confirm any of these rumors and everything is subjective to change. Maybe once the highly anticipated Pixel 2 is released, we will be able to see a brand new Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P.