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.
One of the benefits of owning a Nexus handset is pretty much the guarantee that your device will be one of the first devices in the world to receive the latest Android updates whenever they are available. The good news is that if you own the Nexus 6 or the Nexus 6P, it looks like Android 7.0 Nougat is rolling out for you guys as we speak.
Last year Huawei made their very first Nexus handset in the form of the Nexus 6P. One of its design signatures was the camera bump which was very obvious, but not necessarily a deal breaker. In fact it looks like Huawei could be considering recycling the design, thanks to a recent sighting on TENAA.
We have heard of phones exploding before, but we reckon this could be the first instance in which a Nexus 6P handset has been reported to have exploded. In a post on Reddit, a man going by the handle yamz66 claims that his Nexus 6P exploded in the middle of the night while it was charging.
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.
At Google IO 2016, some Android advances made available in Android N’s “final beta” were announced, and among them, Daydream VR, the next-generation virtual reality (VR) specifications, APIs and user interface (UI) for Android. The consumer handsets compatible with this new VR technology will be available “this fall” according to official sources, but Nexus 6P users have a chance to experience Daydream well before the rest of the world.
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, […]