When the Google Pixel and Pixel XL were announced in 2016, it was an indicator that the Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X could be the last devices to carry the “Nexus” tag.
Up to now, this is the assumption, but Google has yet to announce that the Nexus lineup is indeed coming to an end. Despite the silence, some sections are adamant that the latest woes facing the 2015 Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X might as well play a major role in Google’s final decision regarding the Nexus lineup.
Other than the latest class action suit with respect to the Google Nexus 5X and a bunch of other LG-made devices, the Nexus devices have had a number of issues of their own. While most of them have been solved via software updates, some, like the bootloop issue on the Nexus 5X and early shutdowns on the Nexus 6P, haven’t been easy to come by solutions. In fact, there are reports that some replacement units for Google Nexus 5X users are still experiencing bootloop issues, something that does little to help save the Nexus brand.
It gets even worse knowing that the Google Nexus 6P might also be joining the class action suit due to the many hardware issues it faces. The issues haven’t been there before, something that has led some quarters to associate them with the new Android 7.0 Nougat. However, the lawsuit filed claims that even downgrading to Android 6.0 Marshmallow doesn’t help cure the problems.
Software updates are meant to improve the performance of a device as well as fix bugs and errors in the outgoing version. However, the latest version rolling out to Google Nexus 6P users is something you might want to avoid because it ships with a fingerprint scanner bug, but this is not the only problem that software updates are bringing to the Nexus 6P and 5X.
The lawsuit could be the final determinant to what happens to the would-be Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X successors, but the timing could be perfect as the company is reportedly working on Pixel and Pixel XL successors to be released later in the year.