Nexus 5X and 6P removed from Google Store for More Room for Pixel

Nexus 5X and 6P removed from Google Store(Credit: Google)

On the event last October 4, Google has launched several new products such as the 4K Chromecast, the Virtual reality headset known as DayDream VR and for the finale, they released the first ever smartphone to completely carry the Google brand, the Google Pixel. However, doing so has led to the decision that Nexus 5X and 6P would be removed from Google Store. The two previous devices have been discontinued to make more room for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL in the Google Store.


The new Google Pixel and Pixel XL is strongly advertised as “Made by Google” thus making a solid statement that this new flagship phone is independently created by Google and has a lone Google branding, this means that it has nothing to do with external collaborators who share credit with the device like how it was with previous flagship phones. An example of such phones is the Nexus 5X which was manufactured by LG, and the Nexus 6P manufactured by Huawei.

Google has totally discontinued the new devices and pulled out the Nexus 5X and 6P from Google Store. However, the said devices would still be available from third-party retailers for an unknown amount of time.

Moreover, Google has released a statement to The Verge regarding their future plans for the Nexus line, according to the said statement, Google currently has no plans to add any new products to the Nexus series. In the past, Google has collaborated with other manufacturers to produce the Nexus phones, which used to be the example of how a device should run on an Android OS. Now that the Google Pixel and Pixel XL has been released, the company will now be focusing its attention on the new devices that are solely created by Google. The new device will be the first to carry “Google Assistant and will have a starting price of $649.


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