Close to two years since their release, the Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X are obviously not done, yet.
Despite having faced a number of issues that range from software to hardware, the pair is still among the most popular phones in the Android fraternity. Google released the Pixel as the successor to the Nexus 5X and the Pixel XL as the successor to the Nexus 6P. Similarly, this year will see the Pixels continue as the only Google smartphones, thus further confirming that the Nexus family is no more.
One thing that would have for sure spelled an end to the existence of the Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X is their hardware issues, more so the bootloop issue. As noted, the phones have faced a number of software and hardware related problems and while the search engine giant has been at hand to take care of the former, many of the issues in the latter category have only had one possible solution – a replacement.
There are many people who chose to get a second, third or even fourth Google Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X after their first ended up bootlooping. This is simply because of how good these two phones are. While there are people who buy a phone purely based on the hardware specs, many Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X buyers had more in mind.
Top on their list is the software experience. On this front, no Android OEM beats Google. The Nexus an d Pixel devices have no messed-up software experiences like what you see on other Android phones. Also, the software updates are always on point, from a time perspective. This can be evidenced by the fact that the Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X are among the few devices that are running Android O and will receive the stable version in a few weeks. In comparison, other devices will start seeing the update months later, with others in 2018.
With great software optimization, even the devices with weaker hardware specs such as the Nexus 5X end up with top-notch performance levels. Now that there is a solution to the most nagging hardware issue these two phones have ever faced, it only proves that the pair has still got some life to live. Many of those who were thinking of getting a new phone now that the Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X they owned had bootlooped can now smile at the money they are set to save by reviving what are obviously great phones with massive capabilities.
In short, the Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X are not done yet. There’s still some life left in there.
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