Nexus handsets typically enjoy a long life as even when Google gives up on older devices the developers take over and offer up updates for the handsets. However the Nexus 6P was a huge mistake by Google.
The Nexus 4 is a device that is now five and its only due to the developers that it now has Android Nougat running on it. Developers have offered up CyanogenMod ROMs, which takes the Nexus to Nougat.
The Nexus 6P happens to be among the most successful of devices and this has been down to pure Android that runs on it. Google however hasn’t got the full potential from the device as they have now thrown it on the scrap heap and called it old.
The Nexus 6P is a device that falls in the mid-range and it would do well with people on the Project Fi service. The price tag is $400 while the Nexus 5X comes with a price tag of 200 and the Pixel devices $650. If Google wants to reach the same place as Apple and Samsung then they really do have to go global.
Google cannot generate demand however if the price tag of devices are out of reach and in markets in Asia the Pixel XL is offered with a price tag that is the equivalent of $4,000.
The Nexus 6P could be offered with a price that is lower. The Nexus 5X has a superb price tag but then the handset does have reliability issues. With Project Fi you can purchase the Nexus and then deactivate the service.