Poll results: Nexus, you shall be missed... sort of

Poll results: Nexus, you shall be missed... sort of
So, the Pixels are here and the Nexuses (Nexi? Oh well, doesn't matter at this point) are gone. So, what's the difference? In reality, the Pixel phones will still have flagship hardware, vanilla Android (as-Google-intended), and timely updates for at least 2 years after release. Well, in short, the Pixels are going to be more of a Google phone than the Nexus was. The search giant isn't using the #madebygoogle hashtag without having a point.

The Nexus smartphones were the result of a collaboration between Google and a popular manufacturer. They usually carried a lot of the DNA of said manufacturer's smartphones — in some cases, you could say that the Nexus for a particular year looks like a spinoff of its creator flagship for the same period, only with vanilla Android and software support directly from Google.

With the Pixels, Google is taking over, it seems, and while it may still sign deals with smartphone manufacturers to build the actual phone, it looks like the company wants to control the full user experience — outside and in.

We thought we'd ask you — will you miss the Nexus line? Are you happy with a Google Pixel line? Or do you just not care, as long as the devices are good? Here's how the votes tallied up!

Will you miss the Google Nexus line?

Yes, I weep for our sweet Nexus!
45.35%
I don't really care, as long as the Pixels are good products.
39.67%
No, I am super-excited for a phone that is more Google and less someone else!
14.98%

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19 Comments

1. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

But pixel are s**t products!!!

2. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

How are they 'Sh*t'? Because the specs are top of the line. Both in terms of hardware and software. Pricing is a different story. But 'sh*t'? GTFO Guy

9. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

After all you get advantage of more android users for those green thumbs !!! Where is OIS , microSD , ip68?? In your ass

12. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

It has EIS instead of OIS. MicroSD is slow. Plus you get FREE UNLIMITED Google Photos storage. IP68 is disappointing, yes.

3. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Good riddance, Nexus devices built after the Nexus4 were all cheap junk.

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Are you high? The 6P is the best of the Nexus phones.

8. Tones

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I liked the nexus 5. Didnt like the 6p

11. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Agreed. The 6p was hideous and cheap, glad I waited for the pixel xl.

20. chenski

Posts: 783; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Nexus 5 and 6p were the best period

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Sort of? No, 45% vote isn't just "sort of", it clearly indicates the Nexus brand (which is a way better moniker than "Pixel", IMO) shall indeed be missed!

5. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

We should give the Pixel line at least 6 months of real world performance to see if the Nexus line will be missed or not. No one has one yet.

6. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Weep top pedigree phones will miss them

10. shnibz

Posts: 517; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

I will miss the excitement of finding out who is building the next Nexus and what they may bring to the table. Sometimes it was meh and sometimes it was great the Nexus 4, 5, and 6p were all amazing! I had a Galaxy Nexus which was ridiculously good for its time imo aside from the absolutely absurd battery life it had

14. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Have to agree, the Galaxy Nexus was the best. Everything just worked the way it was intended to work. And yes was durable, not many can make those claims. Now we have Pixels for the Pixies, how cute.

13. ullokey

Posts: 184; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

With the release of Pixel phones, I do not understand why Google sold Motorola ...

16. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Let's see ahead.Maybe 2,3 months to see how the devices will show anything really new.

17. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Camera is impressive at first moment. I hope that's pics dont are fake...

18. dufis

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

to expensive foe now,i fink maby a will by nexus 6p,but to big,f**k this big phons sucks

19. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Anyone else miss those curves? I do.

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