Google Kills off the Nexus 6

Nexus 6

One of the most recognisable handsets of recent years drew its last breath this month, after Google finally stopped shipping the Nexus 6, which was built alongside Motorola.

Following the launch of two new Nexus phones, the 6P and 5X, it seems that Google could no longer warrant stocking the antiquated device, officially removing it from the Google Play Store. This means that you’ll now have to look elsewhere if you still fancy picking one up…

In Memorandum…

Remembering the Google Nexus 6...

What made the old Google phone so good? Take a look with our Google Nexus 6 Review...

If you’re still curious about what you might have had with the Nexus 6, we’ll give you a quick run through.

Its biggest and most dominating feature without a doubt was its huge 6” display, making it tremendously large even for a phablet. It did rock a QHD resolution however, making it nice and sharp.

Behind the screen we also got a decent range of internal specs, starting with a Snapdragon 805 chipset and a quad-core processor. On top of this, 3GB RAM and up to 64GB internal storage also played its part in making the Nexus 6 one of the best phones ever to come off the Google production line.

Topping things off was a 13 megapixel and 2 megapixel camera duo, whilst a 3220mAh battery also kept the phone going for well over the industry standard 24 hours.

Don’t worry, the 6P is here

Fortunately for potential Google shoppers, there’s a brand new Nexus 6 handset here for you to pick up in place of the older Motorola built phone.

The Nexus 6P, which was constructed with the assistance of Huawei, has been up for grabs for a while now, and is the more powerful of the two new Google devices. It does boast a smaller screen than its predecessor however, a move which isn’t all that surprising considering the comments made about the 6” display on the older Nexus.

Get used to the Nexus 6P

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The 5.7” screen still sports QHD quality, whilst the internals are markedly improved, with a Snapdragon 810 chipset and a new octa-core processor taking things up a notch. Meanwhile, the same 3GB RAM makes the cut, whilst an extra 128GB internal storage option is also included for memory hoggers.

The rear camera drops to 12 megapixels, but the selfie snapper is brought up to 8 megapixels, cramming in four times the quality as was on the Nexus 6. Also, an improved 3450mAh battery runs the show, with Android Marshmallow built-in from the get go.

Of course, if you’re desperate to find the older phone, we’re sure a quick Google search will yield plenty of results. However, it won't be coming direct from Google no matter where you buy it from now. If you'd like, you can see a more detailed spec sheet for the Nexus 6P on Google's website.

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Written by Luke Hatfield