“We are excited to partner with LG again to introduce a sequel to a fan-favorite – the new Nexus 5X – and Android 6.0 Marshmallow, our most polished and highest-performing OS yet”, said Hiroshi Lockheimer, VP Android, Chromecast and Chrome OS at Google. The Nexus 6P is a direct successor to the last year’s Moto Nexus 6 and this year it is made by Huawei.
The Nexus phones are updates of existing lines.
On the software front, the Nexus program keeps manufacturers like Samsung, HTC and Sony on their toes.
We found everything ran smoothly on the Nexus 5X, but it is a little underpowered compared to the Nexus 6P. As the dust settles, I’d like to know to how Nexus fans received the news. The Nexus 5X weighs 136g. TheNexus 5X has a 5.2-inch screen. It is lighter than the Nexus 5 though. Both smartphones are running the latest version of the company’s mobile operating system, Android Marshmallow, which users will be able to experience with new features. The device comes with 2GB RAM and storage options of 16, 32 and 128 GB. It will be interesting to note how Huawei has managed to address the issue, or has it?
Google created the wireless charging phone, with the Nexus 4. Apart from hardware, Google has also announced official rollout dates for Android Marshmallow, updates to Google Music streaming service, Google Photos and the Chromecast app. More importantly, Google claims that they have significantly reduced the number of pre-installed apps on the phones than earlier models.
Around the back you’ll find a fingerprint sensor where your finger apparently naturally rests. It supports Android Pay. This Nexus also has a fingerprint sensor and uses the USB Type-C port for charging.
The rollout of the Moto X Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update was supposed to begin yesterday, on September 29, but no news about a rollout has emerged yet.
The Pixel C features a 10.2 inch IPS display with a resolution of 2560×1800 and is driven by Nvidia X1 quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM. Surprisingly, the keyboard does not come with the tablet, and needs to be purchased separately. It has the same 12.3MP camera as the Nexus 5X, with a 8MP camera on the front.
The Nexus phones also feature better cameras than previous models, matching similar upgrades that Apple just made to its iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. There is optical image stabilization and a dual-LED Flash. The cameras support 4K video shoot and capable of capturing slow-motion video.
What do you think to the latest Nexus range?
The Nexus 6P is based on a 3,450mAh battery, while the Nexus 6 comes with a smaller, 3,220mAh one. The battery will also be non-replacable. As per the listing on the Google Play Store, the price of the 16GB variant of Nexus 5X will be Rs 31,900 while the 32GB variant of Nexus 6P will cost Rs 39,999.