We still have a few months before the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are unveiled and as expected, many Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X users are busy making up their minds on whether to finally make the switch to the new lineup or keep on using the 2015 handsets.
There are a good number who are still enjoying the best of services from both the Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, but there are those who have had to swallow lots of issues with respect to these phones. The most notable issue is the bootloop problem, but it appears that a solution has been found and some of those who had suffered the problem might have breathed new life into their phones.
The Google Nexus 6P has also been reported to be a victim of early shutdowns even when the battery is still at a massive 60% and others have had a myriad of hardware-related issues as well. Lately, lots of battery life-related issues have been popping up, which only but suggest the phone is indeed aging after being around for close to two years.
Since Google supports its devices for two years with respect to major OS upgrades, the message the company usually sends with this statement is that you should start thinking of getting a new phone after using the current one for two years. As a result, some current owners of the Google Nexus 6P are trying to figure out whether it’ll be a great moment to finally concede that the Nexus family is no more and make the switch to the incoming Google Pixel 2 or rather Pixel 2 XL.
Lots of rumors and leaks have been doing rounds with respect to the 2017 Pixel 2 phones. We know that the ideal alternative for Nexus 6P users, the Pixel 2 XL, will introduce massive design changes while the smaller Pixel 2 will reportedly stick to the design of the current Pixel phones. Among these design changes, according to reports, is the loss of the 3.5mm audio jack in favor of a universal USB Type-C port.
Now, according to concerned Google Nexus 6P users, this move to ditch the 3.5mm audio jack on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be a key factor in their decision to stick with the 2015 model. Still, it’s not like the Pixel 3 will come back to the traditional jack, especially since the market trend seems to favor the new USB-C port for audio connectivity.
It’s just a matter of time before Nexus 6P users accept that the 3.5mm audio jack is not the reason that is keeping them to the phone, rather, it’s the fact that the phone is still receiving the incoming update to Android O. Once the phone stops receiving new OS upgrades, switching to a new phone will be justified, even if it won’t have a 3.5mm audio jack, which will probably be the case for the Google Pixel 3.
Are you sticking to your Google Nexus 6P just because the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are rumored to be ditching the 3.5mm audio jack? Let us know in your comments below.