Nexus 6P: Does Pixel 2 Mark the End of the Nexus Era?
Google recently unveiled that Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be unveiled on October 4th. While this might be great news for Android fans, people still need to take in consideration the fact that this might mark the end of the Nexus era. It is a common known fact in the Android community that Google tried to kill off the Nexus brand so that its new Pixel smartphones can get all the spotlight. However, this hasn’t been an easy task for Google since Nexus fans are quite loyal.
Google Struggles to End the Nexus Brand
Back when the first Pixel smartphone was released, Google made it clear that all of its focus is going to be directed towards it. This left Nexus smartphone owners with a bitter taste and they complained on Google’s forums. Therefore, Google just couldn’t simply stop updating Nexus smartphones. Even though most Nexus smartphones were left behind, two of them kept on fighting and those devices are Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.
Nexus 6P is the greatest example of a smartphone that doesn’t have an expiration date. The smartphone was initially launched two years ago in September and it’s still going strong to this day. What makes Nexus 6P so special you wonder? Well, the smartphone offers a premium experience at a low price of $277.99. This is quite an affordable price, especially when put in comparison with Pixel 2 which will be priced at $849.
On the other hand, Nexus 6P also sports a huge 5.7-inch AMOLED panel that’s been coated in Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for protection. Moreover, the smartphone’s processing power is what makes it immortal. Qualcomm is the company that created the octa-core Snapdragon 810 CPU that’s keeping Nexus 6P alive to this day. With that said, it doesn’t look like Nexus 6P will be going away anytime soon.