I bought the Nexus 6P as my first daily driver from Android and I'm sad that there'll be none anymore - stock Android on such an affordable price.
People think the Pixel is overpriced? Yet people are clamoring for the Xperia XZ that is more expensive with lesser hardware? Mind boggling.
I will miss the good priced phones that received Google updates fairly soon. But based on that, I miss them since the Nexus 5. Nexus 6 it's when they became expensive, however; the 6 price was high at launch but went down fairly quick.
Why farewell? I still use my Nexus 5 and will still continue using it until something worth upgrading shows up.
I have the Nexus 5 and its been an awesome phone. Works flawlessly...no issues. Had it since they came out.
Android was meant for all not Apple. Even the best of Android was cost effective say 5x. All the things were free and any one took the code and modified according to their need. Gone are those days.
w0nko, 09 Oct 2016Worst part is there are few options left for the future aside from ROMs. OnePlus is merging te... moreThe rom'ing boat has sailed, it was good in the old day, and had little negativs, beside a bug here and there.
Now the negatives are huge, alot of TV apps won't work, banking apps won't plus many more, due to root access open, and then there is the camera drivers.
In the early days, they all user a stock camera model and stock camera drives, but now they have integrated driver software, to make these great pictures we now get. Once you rom, you get a stock driver, so the camera works but looks terrible.
The negatives out weigh the positive today. I've not even rooted a phone since the 1+1. I use to rom on a weekly basis, daily if you count the nightlise.
Been on the Google train since day one wit the G1. Never liked the nexus phones had the N1 soon replaced it with its sister the HTC Desire, back Then sense was better than stock, from that point forward, I've always got CM supported phones. But given the camera drivers are poor in CM I've stopped 'rom'ing' and chosen actual CM phones, and finally got the NP6 and I'm sad to say I actually like this one, its the first since the origanal that is an upto date phone with no compromises, and it does a Stella job.
Ive had the nexus 4 which was crap, but cheap so I a tally bought 3 for the kids. I had the nexus 7 which was good, I got two of those gen one, but then the note 2 came along, and bigger screen phones killed the tablet for me.
In not sold on the pixel phone yet, but I want a stock phone that can access the full potential of the camera, so I may get it eventually. For now I'll keep the 6p.
I think the Google now launcher is the best way to get stock android experience nowadays
(He says, typing on a nexus 7 tablet)
I've been buying Nexus phones since they came on the market and I refuse to pay the kind of money they're asking for the pixel line so thanks for abandoning us Google. Motorola here I come.
Worst part is there are few options left for the future aside from ROMs. OnePlus is merging teams so I doubt any smartphone coming from there will have a classic pure Android... I guess I have to trust Lenovo now.
i wont miss nexus specifically. Ill miss reasonably priced access to pure android. The pricing of the Pixels are completely ridiculous.
It depends.... Will Google lock the Pixel down so hard as to make it impractical to play with? If so, then yeah, this might break their necks. If. Samsung, and Co. Can manage to either fork, or indeed create a full fat Linux distro Phone.
I liked Nexus name, but as of concept, I much more like Google branded device. may be Pixel is not the best possible name, may be it sounds like kids toy, but it's even more childish to care about the name of your phone more than of its functions. And in this regards, Pixel is a worthy replacement for Nexus. The price point is fare for owning front edge of best mobile technology, and for those willing to be as close as possible for less money, there are plenty of other options.