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.
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.
With quite a few Nexus 6P owners reporting that their phones are being stuck in bootloops or experiencing sudden shutdowns due to battery issues, it did not really come as a surprise that there were reports that Google was offering customers a replacement for the Nexus 6P with a Pixel XL, or at least in some cases.
In terms of specs and features, the Nexus 6P on paper is a pretty solid device, although unfortunately it was discovered later that the phone came with a rather serious set of problems, such as being stuck in a bootloop, as well as battery issues where it would die suddenly on owners.
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 […]
Last year we heard reports that some Nexus 6P owners were reporting that their phones were stuck in a bootloop, which effectively rendered them useless. This has resulted in lawsuits being considered, and until now an actual fix for the problem has yet to be released by Google or Huawei.
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.
Our smartphone cameras have come a long, long way since the first time cameras were introduced into phones. These days and to a certain extent, smartphone cameras can go head-to-head with some compact cameras, and in some instances even winning thanks to the fact that your phone is with you all the time.
The other day we reported that a lawsuit was being considered against Google and Huawei over the Nexus 6P’s bootloop issues. Turns out that the law firm that was investigating the case was decided to proceed with the lawsuit and has since officially announced (via Android Central) that they have filed a class-action lawsuit against both companies.
As you might have heard, LG is facing a class-action lawsuit over the bootloop problems that presented itself in a number of its flagship phones, like the Nexus 5X for example. The problem isn’t so much the bootloop itself, but how LG handled the situation. Now it looks like Google could be facing a similar lawsuit over the Nexus 6P.
According to a post on Google’s forum, it seems that some Nexus 6P users are reporting that they are experiencing network drop issues on T-Mobile’s network after they had updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The number of posts aren’t that many so it is possible that maybe it isn’t a very widespread problem, but it is clear that there are some users who are experiencing it.
Back in September we reported that several Nexus 5X owners were reporting that their devices got stuck in bootloops after updating to Android 7.0 Nougat. This led to LG offering refunds to owners of the Nexus 5X as apparently they no longer had the necessary hardware components to repair the Nexus 5X with.
Back in October, the folks at 9to5Google have pointed out a problem with the Nexus 6P in that it seems that if users were to update to Android 7.0 Nougat, their handset would for some reason randomly shut off when their battery levels reach 10-15%, or in some cases some users are claiming that this happened at 60%.
With Google pushing a new strategy and a new direction for Android with the Pixel XL, some might be wondering how this new phone and strategy will fare compared to the previous Nexus handsets, like the Nexus 6P which is basically one of two Nexus devices that are the last of their generation.
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.
It appears that some people are facing battery issues on the Nexus 6P after updating their handset to Android 7.0 Nougat. Many have taken to online forums to complain about these battery issues which they weren’t facing prior to the Nougat update. It’s a rather odd issue and while it doesn’t seem to affect all users, it has been experienced by enough people to warrant an explanation from Google.
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.
Huawei has worked with Google on Nexus devices in the past but a new report suggests that the company passed on the opportunity to work with Google on its new Pixel smartphones. This is the first time that Google will be launching smartphones under the Pixel brand and it’s meant to send out a message that Google is serious about its hardware ambitions. Huawei was reportedly offered the chance to work […]
If you’re the owner of the Nexus 6P and you’ve recently updated to Android 7.0 Nougat and are experiencing faster than usual battery drain, it seems that you’re not alone. Over in Australia, local carrier Vodafone Australia has confirmed that they have halted the rollout of the update due to certain issues.