Google confirms no plans for future Nexus devices

Google confirms no plans for future Nexus devices
This probably shouldn't come as a surprise after the Google day surrounding Pixel hardware and Google Assistant-related products, but it looks like we may have seen the last of the Google Nexus line of products. In fact, Google confirmed that the company has "no plans" to produce any more Nexus devices in the future.

Google executives confirmed the news to various outlets after the Pixel announcement earlier today, which completes the pivot Google is making. The Nexus line at its core was always designed to be developer devices and reference devices for Google to showcase what it thought OEMs should do with Android devices. There will always be a need for developer devices and maybe Google will offer deals on the Pixel, but there's no real reason for Nexus reference devices anymore. 

Now, Google is making a serious push into Apple's territory with a suite of hardware products tied together with software. Google started the marketing push early, but we'll have to see if Google can get away with charging the same as other top tier OEMs for hardware. It hasn't worked well in the past, but maybe the Google logo will carry more weight than the Nexus logo did. 

source: The Verge

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40 Comments

1. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

LOL, Google trying to be Apple = FAILLL

10. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

The only "fail" here is your trolling comment.

15. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

OIS, 6gb RAM, bloatfree, proper flagship specs with reasonable price. Pixel failed to be new Nexus, oneplus is the new Nexus, no matter how much you deny

27. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

disagree the one plus 3 still has a 1080p screen, I rather get an axon 7 honestly price is the same isnt it?

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Google killing the Nexus and copying Apple is a bad idea.

20. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Nexus line was always about "Affordability First" and "The pure experience"... But now they're trying hard to put this 'Pixel' range inline with the likes of iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7... Okay, fine... But does these Phone look 'premium' to you with those big-ish bezels and AndroidOne inspired design? They look... Bland and just... 'Regular'... Even Huawei's 5X or perhaps P9 Lite look more premium... And they cost about 1\3rd... And lets not forget OnePlus 3... Half the price (compared to XL), near stock experience, sleek body and fast updates with 6Gigs of RAM... I suppose The Nexus 6P was the best Phone ever 'rolled' out of Google... And I'm about to grab one... G'Day!

21. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

5X is from LG, 6P is from Huawei.

25. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

The huawei honor 5x

28. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Honor 5X that comes in at just $200... Wasn't talking about the Nexus...

23. Blitz

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 02, 2013

Nexus was a colabration project, where Google was more on the software side. Pixel is entirely a Google project. Google commands everything from hardware to software.

26. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

Try and argue that when Qualcomm drops support for the 821. Or even now while verizon is in control of the software for a large portion of devices.

30. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

grab the 6p then

2. Slicktune22

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 09, 2016

Stfu u piece of s**t, then why dont u get off ur pc chair and make something pendejo!

5. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Well......that escalated quickly.

6. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Brick killed a guy!

11. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lmao!

3. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Well, 6p did actually look way better than the new Pixel phones

4. BobLawblaw unregistered

Personally I think Nexus is a cooler name than Pixel..

34. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Well, take your pink shirt, Pixel, and go to Disney World.

7. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Well...F@#k.

8. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

Both have an X in the middle, however I do agree with you. I'm going to hang on to my 6P and pick up a 7 Plus to enjoy the best of both worlds. I'll pick up a Pixel in a few months when Google drops the prices, which I have no problem with might I add. My 6P is still a beast.

9. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I think you might be waiting for a long time. With Pixel devices Google doesn't like dropping prices.

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Nexus main attraction has always been their stock launcher and low price. If you take the lower price away will see whether it will still sell well. There are cheaper alternative from Chinese OEM will be on a look out for them. Don't be evil say nothing about greed i guess.

12. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

future 6p's buyers gonna be proud as it is the last and the best nexus

13. Fona13A unregistered

Certainly confident a less refined brand name will carry the torch. Bold headed.

16. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 401; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Maybe the day people realize pixel is not Nexus and stop comparing the two then you'll live a better life. If you can't afford it then don't buy it simple stop complaining.

38. Valdomero

Posts: 665; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

It's not that, It's because the company who made the Nexus brand suddenly stopped doing it and started making a totally new brand (Pixel). If they made the Pixel brand ALONG the Nexus brand, things will be different in the internet my friend.

18. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Google... your drunk. Go home, sleep it off and then try again...

29. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Google sound a lot like me...!

19. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Good thing there is the OnePlus 3 and ZTE Axon 7. And, hopefully other Chinese OEMs like Leeco, Xiaomi, and Meizu follow suit here in the US.

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