We’ve known for a while now that the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X would be reaching the end of the life. Last year it was announced that they would only receive their Android security updates until November 2018, although surprisingly enough there was one last update that was issued in December.
It is clear that moving forwards Google is pretty much done with its Nexus brand of smartphones and is instead focusing on its Pixel lineup. Unfortunately that also means that in terms of support and updates, it looks like the Nexus lineup has pretty much come to an end, according to this Google support page.
Last year it was reported that Google had stopped replacing Nexus 5X units on Project Fi. This means that users who had a damaged unit and wanted to replace it were no longer able to do so. Instead it seems that affected users were simply given $100 in Google Store Credit that they could use to purchase something else.
Just like AppleCare+ which offers added warranty for the iPhone, Google also offered its customers a similar protection called Nexus Protect for its Nexus devices, or if you purchase it through Project Fi, it’s called Device Protection. However it seems that if you own the Nexus 5X and you’re covered by the plan, here’s some bad news for you.
Due to the growing number of devices in Google’s hardware portfolio, we guess it would be quite a monumental task if Google were to try and support every single one of them for years on end, which is why like with most manufacturers, Google usually offers a couple of years worth of support per device.
When Google initially released Android 8.0 Oreo, the firmware update was released to devices that were currently enrolled in the Android beta program. When the update was launched to the public, it was made available to Pixel owners first. It hasn’t been confirmed when the Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X will receive the update but according to a new report, the Nexus 6P Android Oreo update might be released on […]
The bootloop issues plaguing Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P owners are pretty infamous to the point where last year LG reportedly refunded customers who tried to send their devices in for a repair. However the good news is that if you are still holding onto your Nexus 5X, the folks at XDA might have found a fix.
For the longest time ever, a lot of our devices were wired. Keyboards and mice were wired, headphones were wired, speakers were wired, charging cables were wired, but nowadays we’re starting to see more wireless options. However there are still some purists who believe that wired usually offers up better performance.
Unlike computers where getting an upgrade in RAM, GPU, CPU, cooling, and storage is a piece of cake, upgrading one’s smartphone is pretty rare. This is because for the most part it is a delicate process that not many shops are willing to undertake, and also because not everyone has the tools or components available.
When Google was listing some of the best features of its new Pixel smartphones late last year, it mentioned that users can just swipe down on the phone’s fingerprint sensor to open their notifications panel. Google hasn’t expanded this feature to any of its Nexus smartphones as yet and those who own one have been wondering if it has any plans of doing it. Google appears to be following through […]
A couple of months ago we reported that some users who owned the LG Nexus 5X handset were experiencing boot loop issues. For those unfamiliar, basically this means that their phones were stuck in a constant state of booting, and this seemed to happen only after updating the phone to Android 7.0 Nougat.
You might recall that sometime last month it was reported that in the latest Android 7.1 Nougat update, Google was bringing features like Night Light and fingerprint swipe gestures to its Pixel devices, and will also be skipping over the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P handsets in the process. This is unfortunate but given Google’s new strategy, we guess it was inevitable.
With the launch of the Pixel phones, Google is trying out something different and that is feature exclusivity. This means that there are some features on the Pixel phones, such as Google Assistant and the camera app that won’t be available to non-Pixel phones as well, and this unfortunately includes Nexus handsets.
We can only imagine the thrill and excitement that one gets when a major OS update is released for their phones. We’re sure that Nexus 5X owners felt the same when Android 7.0 Nougat was made available for them, but in some instances, that experience quickly soured as users were reporting that their phones got stuck in a boot loop after the update.
There has been a bit of controversy regarding USB-C cables/chargers. Unlike micro-USB which has been around for a while, USB-C is still relatively new which means that some OEMs are getting it wrong in terms of being compliant. Unfortunately it seems that some of those problems might have spilled over into Google’s Nexus handsets.
The advantage to buying a Nexus handset is that you’re kind of buying a phone from the same company that makes its operating system. This means that in terms of support you can contact Google, and also future Android updates are more or less guaranteed to make its way to your handset first.
Last month Google introduced Live Cases for their Nexus handset lineup. For those unfamiliar, these are cases that are completely customizable in which users can head on over to Google’s website, select a photo or pick a location on a map, and use that design as their case. This will ultimately result in cases that are completely unique to the user.
It has been a while since Google came out with new Nexus-branded smartphones so naturally the world is looking forward to the new handsets. There have already been all sorts of rumors and leaks concerning the new devices even though nothing has been officially confirmed as yet. Google hasn’t even confirmed which manufacturer it’s going to select to build the new Nexus smartphones, it has worked with the likes of LG, […]
Many of us like to use cases with our phones. Their primary job is to protect the handsets from bumps and drops but they’re also a great way to showcase our personality or our love for a particular sporting team or even a TV show. Few things are more personal to us than our phones these days and Google recognizes this fact, so it has come up with a new […]
The Nexus 5X, a once flagship device that has a lower melting point than M&M candy, is right now on the receiving end of its monthly security update for the month of March. Just what can owners of the Nexus 5X be able to expect from it? Well, do keep a keen eye out for a number of extras that have been thrown into the mix, and all of them […]