While the Google Pixel may have enjoyed better exposure than the Nexus 6P did thanks to carrier support, the Pixel hasn’t exactly been that successful. The Nexus branding brought with it certain standards, but then Google turned their back on it for the Pixel, but has Google chosen wrongly?
The Pixel name hasn’t actually being fully recognised as an improved version of the Nexus devices, namely the Nexus 6P. The handsets haven’t sold as Google would have wanted them to as the world wasn’t ready to give up on the Nexus brand as much as Google was. So should they have remained with the Nexus?
The Nexus handsets were popular as unlike Android phones from such as Samsung and, they came with pure Android and were devoid of skins over the top. The Nexus 6 was built by Motorola and this was a big and expensive high end device. It was also the start of the brand partnering with carriers for selling the Nexus. The more affordable Nexus 5X from LG was launched and the higher end Nexus 6P from Huawei. Both devices got superb reviews and have been among the most popular. Then in 2016 Google chose to replace Nexus with Google Pixel.
Google hasn’t said how many Pixel handsets have sold, but it has been said to be lower than what Google expected. So could this mean that Google will revive the Nexus branding? The Nexus 6P and Pixel handsets have displays that are similar and the front facing dual speakers of the 6Pare enticing, while the Pixel offers the enticement of Google Assistant.
But which side are you on, are you sticking with the Google Nexus 6P or have you made the move over to the Google Pixel?