Sep 12, 2016

Has Google killed off the Nexus line of Android devices?

I’m a big fan of the Nexus line of Android phones and tablets; they are about the only Android option that isn’t ruined with unwanted bloatware from OEMs and carriers. I’ve heard that Google won’t be releasing a new Nexus this year, but I’m not sure if this is true. If it is, it’s yet another disappointing decision from oogle to kill off something that is great. Is the Nexus line of Android phones and tablets dead?
It isn't definitive, but it sounds like Google will be moving from Nexus to Pixel as its flagship Android product. This (potential) move is not just a name change, Pixel will no longer feature a pure or "vanilla" version of Android, but rather will have added features and apps on top of Android OS. As the owner of multiple Nexus devices, I would have to put this is the "well, that sucks" category. One of the great things about Nexus devices has been that they are speedy and not bogged down by unnecessary and generally unwanted bloatware. If I want to be made about TouchWiz slowing down my phone I'll just buy a Galaxy, thank you very much.

I really hope that the reports of Nexus's demise have been greatly exaggerated.
Those rumors are based on a leak from a blogger, and are at this point guesses and roomers. From what I've see on the web, those are based on the massive Google/Samsung deal that was in the works earlier this year. I've read the ideas the Nexus will be modified and renamed, that it will be a much more modifies version then what you currently see, that it will be killed off completely. I would be very unfortunate if Nexus line dies out or if it gets switched from a bear bone android to a highly customized one. But I guess we'll have to wait and see.
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