Google Nexus 6P Release date, Specs, Features, News & Reviews

Nexus 6P

The Huawei-made Nexus 6P is Google’s flagship Nexus handset for this year, and is also its best Nexus handset ever. The handset has been crafted from aero-grade aluminium and features a sleek 7.3mm slim waistline.

Under the hood, the handset is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset, which is paired with an Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB RAM. While the Nexus 6P does not come with a microSD card slot, it will be available in storage options of up to 128GB. Despite being only 7mm thick, the handset also comes with a huge 3450mAh battery.

Google has also laid special emphasis on the camera of its Nexus devices this time around. The Nexus 6P features a 12.3MP Sony sensor at the rear with an F/2.0 aperture and 1.55um pixel size. It is also accompanied by a LaserAF sensor and a dual-LED CRI flash. The larger pixel size will help the Nexus 6P in shooting better pictures in low-light situations. At the front, the Nexus 6P packs in an 8MP shooter with an F/2.4 aperture.

Other specs of the device include LTE Cat. 6 connectivity, NFC, Nexus Imprint fingerprint scanner, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac with MIMO, USB Type-C port, and Bluetooth 4.2.

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When it was discovered that the Pixel and Pixel XL use the same fingerprint sensor as the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, owners of the last Nexus handsets from Google demanded that the company add the handy ‘Swipe for notifications’ fingerprint gesture found on the Pixels to the 6P and 5X.

Google Rolls out November Security Update for Pixel and Nexus Devices; Uploads Factory and OTA Images as Well

Google Rolls out November Security Update for Pixel and Nexus Devices; Uploads Factory and OTA Images as Well

Google today started rolling out the November security patch for its Nexus and Pixel devices. To go along with it, the company has also posted the detailed November security bulletin and uploaded the factory and OTA images for all the devices on its website.

Google ‘Evaluating’ Firmware Update For Nexus 6P, 5X To Add Fingerprint Gestures

Google ‘Evaluating’ Firmware Update For Nexus 6P, 5X To Add Fingerprint Gestures

Google introduced a very simple but handy fingerprint scanner gesture on the Pixel and Pixel XL that allows one to quickly bring up the notification bar by swiping down on the sensor. When the Pixel and Pixel XL were torn down by iFixit, it was revealed that the handsets share the same fingerprint sensor as the ones found on the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. 

How to Install Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview on Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, or Pixel C

How to Install Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview on Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, or Pixel C

Earlier today, Google released the first Developer Preview of Android 7.1 Nougat for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Pixel C. The latest version of Nougat comes with a bunch of minor new features like support for circular icons, app shortcuts, bug fixes, new API levels, and more.

Nexus 6P vs Google Pixel XL: Worth the Upgrade?

Nexus 6P vs Google Pixel XL: Worth the Upgrade?

Last year, after years of releasing Nexus devices that compromised on one aspect or the another, Google managed to hit a home run with the Huawei-made Nexus 6P. Sure, the handset was gargantuan with its 5.7-inch display and front-facing stereo speakers, but it had great battery life and decent camera — something which previous Nexus smartphones lacked. This year, Google is replacing the Nexus 6P with the Pixel XL. As Google puts it, the new Pixel smartphones have been completely developed and designed in-house by the company, with the OEM — HTC — having no input in it.

Android 7.1 Developer Preview for Nexus Devices and Pixel C Coming before the End of This Year

Android 7.1 Developer Preview for Nexus Devices and Pixel C Coming before the End of This Year

Earlier today, Google unveiled Pixel and Pixel XL, its first in-house developed smartphones. Running Android 7.1 Nougat, Pixel and Pixel XL come with many new features including Google Assistant. With the devices already going on pre-order, there is only one question in the mind of every current Nexus owner: when will the Android 7.1 update come for my device?

How to Sideload Android 7.0 Nougat OTA Update on Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9

How to Sideload Android 7.0 Nougat OTA Update on Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9

Last night, Google started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for all compatible Nexus devices. The company is yet to release the factory images of Nougat for its Nexus devices, so right now, the best way for you to get the update on your device is to sideload the OTA update manually.

Google’s Support Site Lists End of Guaranteed Update Timeframe for Nexus Devices

Google’s Support Site Lists End of Guaranteed Update Timeframe for Nexus Devices

Google has listed the exact dates until which it will be providing guaranteed software updates for its Nexus devices. It is already widely known that Google provides its Nexus devices with software updates for at least 2 years from their availability, with security updates being available for 3 years from availability or 18 months after the device is stopped selling on the Google Store, whichever is longer.

Huawei Executive Says Company is ‘Doing the Nexus Again This Year’

Huawei Executive Says Company is ‘Doing the Nexus Again This Year’

One of the more common rumors through the years is that HTC is making another Nexus. This year the Rumor Mill suggested HTC was making two!

The Top 10 Android Smartphones (June 2016)

The Top 10 Android Smartphones (June 2016)

With thousands (literally, if you include storage, finish and market variants) of smartphones running Android right now, picking a top 10 was never going to be easy. But we sorted through and went ahead anyway. By the way, absent from the top 10 are any of the multitude of Chinese designs (including Xiaomi) flooding the East and sub-continent – most simply never appear in Europe and the West in any quantity – and I don’t apologise for only picking smartphones here that I can personally vouch for in one way or another.