Nexus 5x and Nexus 6P are Not Eligible to Receive aptX Bluetooth Streaming

The best thing about owning Android smartphones is that Google keeps on rolling out new updates every month. Google’s updates usually contain small tweaks and bug fixes alongside security enhancements but once in a while, these updates also come with innovative features which make Android powered smartphones so much better than they already are.

aptX Bluetooth Streaming

As many of you might already know, Android 8.0 Oreo is on its way and Google is already adding the finishing touches which includes the aptX Bluetooth Streaming feature. Many people enjoy listening to music on their mobile devices and Google knows that too well. This is the reason why Google’s latest aptX Bluetooth streaming feature will bring the audio quality of Android powered smartphones to the next level.

Qualcomm, the company that’s mainly known for its highly powerful Snapdragon smartphone processors is the one who developed aptX. This feature is basically a proprietary streaming protocol that’s said to produce “CD-like quality” trough wireless devices. While this might sound as a great addition to Google’s operating system, sadly not every smartphone is eligible to receive it.

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Will Not Support aptX Bluetooth Streaming

Even though Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are two of Google’s most popular handheld devices ever made, they will not receive access to aptX Bluetooth Streaming. Nexus 5X and 6P owners are mad about this but there’s nothing that Google or Qualcomm can do about it since the two smartphones don’t have the necessary hardware to support this innovative feature.

This information comes from one of Google’s developers which means that it doesn’t get more official than this. Seeing how Nexus 5X and 6P will not receive many of Android 8.0 Oreo’s features, people can’t stop from wondering if this is all a marketing scheme from Google to sell more Pixel smartphones. However this is highly unlikely since Google still keeps pushing security updates to the smartphones in cause.

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