There are heaps of ways to annoy smartphone owners and companies that are good at doing this are usually those who are bagging big bucks. This isn’t always the case but it’s becoming a more usual occurrence these days.

Of course, Google is one of them. There is no details on how much Google is currently making from the Nexus lineup but what we do know is that there are too many users, more specifically Nexus 6 users, that are frustrated.

This is because they have been left in the dark. All the great features of the Nexus 6 would not be seeing a sequel from the brand, especially since the new Pixel brand is going in Apple’s direction.

We don’t know if there would be another 6.0-inch phablet from Google or even another flagship that can duplicate the form factor of the Nexus 6. It may be a possibility but it’s currently a really slim one.

And what’s the status of wireless charging from Google? It was revealed that the feature on the Nexus 5X and 6P was dropped as USB Type-C ports make it immaterial, but that’s surely far from the truth.

A look at Samsung’s recent flagships, which can handle fast wireless charging sans compromise, is clear evidence.

Thus, Nexus 6 owners who had the impression that matters would improve for the pure Android phablet has been left out in the dark. Thankfully, the device is quite a durable model.

It’s one of the most dependable devices in the Nexus family and with the help of rooting and unofficial ROMs, it will be able to stay current in the Android world.

Sadly, it’s missing out on a vital feature that is equipped in its latest peers. It does not come with a fingerprint sensor and if users want that feature, they would have no choice but to bid farewell to their one-of-a-kind device.


keith · December 24, 2016 at 8:31 pm

December isn’t over yet. Nexus 6 will receive the security update and hopefully the upgrade to Nutella. I had 17 app updates today. All of these things need to happen for the next thing to happen.

inverse137 · December 24, 2016 at 9:59 pm

I don’t get wireless charging.

It’s kind of gimmicky to me.

    Ray Raddatz · December 25, 2016 at 4:01 am

    I have wireless chargers at home and work and in my car. It’s nice to not have to plug it in every time I pick it up and sit it down.

    Dwasifar · December 25, 2016 at 6:57 am

    I thought so too, until I bought a Nexus 5. Now I still use the Nexus 5 because I don’t want to give up wireless charging.

Jerry · December 25, 2016 at 4:05 am

The Nexus 6p does have a fingerprint sensor. It is a great phone.

Dave Whitesell · December 25, 2016 at 5:23 am

I have had the Nougat OS update since early this month. The image is available on the Google developers website. Trying to retrofit a fingerprint reader on older hardware is a crazy idea. That’s like wishing for a 6 inch screen to come out for the Nexus 4 or Nexus 5.

Paul · December 25, 2016 at 7:45 am

Wireless charing is incrementally damaging to the phone batter because it adds heat. Fast charging is puts more wear on the battery than slow charging, for that matter.

Yuu · December 26, 2016 at 2:32 am

That was sad text, got tear in my eye. As original Nexus 6 fan and long time user I cant agree more. Had to rma my phone because random battery empty shutdowns and got it back with new motherboard, battery and backcover. It is like new now and with Nougat snappier than ever! Googles decision to not bring bigger phone in pixel lineup is really stupid in my opinion. Only phone that lives up to my stantards is xiaomi mi mix

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