Google explains the meanings behind the Pixel C, Nexus 5X and 6P names
posted by Michael H. / Sep 30, 2015, 7:33 PM
According to Lockheimer, the X in Nexus 5X is to signify that the device is the "core of the Nexus brand" (not to mention the core of the word Nexus). Lockheimer didn't expand, but we'd guess he was referring to the fact that Nexus devices have traditionally aimed at being great all-around devices, not necessarily with the best specs, with the pure Google experience at a reasonable price point. Lockheimer also said the P in Nexus 6P means "premium", and the C in Pixel C means "convertible". Those are pretty easy to figure out given the specs and build materials of the Nexus 6P and the fact that the Pixel C is a tablet/laptop combo.
We'd say the names are something of a letdown, but frankly there was no reason to expect anything bigger behind the names. It's not like we expected the names to come out as 5X to symbolize the original five members of the X-Men or anything like that. The best we figured was 6P would be for "plus" or "phablet".
What do you all think of the names?
Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015
I was very dissapointed with the names. By the way Google defines it, the 5X should be the 5P. I don't like the fact they turned the flagship Nexus 5 into more of a mid range phone, especially when the price difference is only 100 bucks. The nexus 5X should HAVE premium features, such as a better design, more ram, the better processor, and if possible a heftier battery. True Nexus Successor is STILL on hold. When the nexus 5 came out, I had it on my book as hands down the best phone at time of release.
posted on Sep 30, 2015, 7:39 PM 1
Well it's better than the Moto X Style.
posted on Sep 30, 2015, 7:45 PM 0
Posts: 439; Member since: Jan 05, 2015
Moto X Style/Pure is bigger - disadvantage. Moto X Style/Pure has QHD - disadvantage in terms of performance. Moto X Style/Pure will not have immediate software updates - disadvantage. Arguably the only advantage it really has is the MicroSD slot, the rest is really nebulous, and camera performance really needs to be evaluated but it's possible the new Nexus will take better pictures. Not bashing on the Moto phone, but if you're not buying a Nexus you're committing a sin.
posted on Oct 01, 2015, 1:30 PM 0
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