Nexus 6P: Fighting Against the Odds
Nearly three years have passed since Google teamed up with Huawei and created Nexus 6P together. The smartphone was launched in September of 2015 and it managed to gather a rather large fan base over the years. Nexus 6P is known as the first smartphone to hold the tile of being Google’s flagship and this should say something.
As every good thing comes to an end, Google decided to leave the Nexus brand behind and start pursuing its own path in the smartphone industry by launching Pixel and Pixel XL. What’s interesting though is that despite Google’s best efforts to get rid of Nexus 6P, the smartphone still stands tall. It seems like Nexus 6P doesn’t have an expiration date which makes it quite special.
No Expiration Date
The reason why Nexus 6P is still more than capable of running as a daily driver even after all those years is because it features an impressive set of hardware. Nexus 6P is fueled by Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor. This CPU clocks at 2.0GHz Cortex-A53 and it is paired with an Adreno 540 graphics processing unit alongside 3GB of RAM. Things get even better since Nexus 6P is also coupled with a rather large non-removable Li-Po 3,450 mAh battery.
The way in which Google is trying to kill off the Nexus brand is by not giving it anymore software updates. Nexus 6P’s update life-cycle was scheduled to end on September 2017 but for some unknown reason, Google decided to give it two additional months of security patches.
We should mention that even though Google might stop rolling out any more important software updates to Nexus 6P, the device will always be able to run on custom ROMs which are built around Google’s latest updates. Therefore, Nexus 6P truly doesn’t feature an expiration date.