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Google Made A Boo-Boo With Nexus 6P

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Nexus handsets are typically devices that live a long life but of course they all have to come to an end sooner or later. Google may give up on handsets but developers generally keep them going for a long time after. The Nexus 6P has been one of the favourites in the line-up, but Google made a boo-boo with it.

The Nexus 6P has been the most successful of the handsets and it does have Android Nougat installed on it. While it hasn’t been given the update by Google, developers have ensured that they have kept it up to date.

The Google Nexus 6P is a device that falls in the middle of the range and it has a great deal of potential thanks to the Google Project Fi service. The Nexus 5X is $200, the Nexus 6P is $400 and the Pixel XL comes in with a price of $650. The mid-range device could have had great potential around the world but Google didn’t make the most of it. If Google wants to be on the same level as Apple and Samsung then they must go global with their handsets.

Google isn’t going to be able to do that if they price their handsets out of reach in some markets. The Pixel XL has a price that is the equivalent of $4,000 in Asia, which puts it out of the reach of many people.

Project Fi would allow people to get a handsets cheaper and if the plan was too expensive they could then deactivate the service and keep the device.

The Pixel camera features are heading to the Nexus 6P thanks to the Camera NX app and if it was offered with a good price tag around the world Google could have made a lot more from it.