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Nexus 6 Could Inspire Google’s Design Plans

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When the Nexus 6 was launched, not many gave it a second thought. Folks were immersed in the phablet trend yet they preferred devices that didn’t go pass the 5.7-inch mark.

Of course, there were other device that measured about 6.0-inches, just like the Nexus 6, but they weren’t credited as well-designed models. They were merely large models and nothing more can be said.

However, the Nexus 6 stood as proof that ergonomics doesn’t only mean fitting comfortably in one palm. It’s often the case that anything that passes the 5.7-inch mark would need both hands to use but the Nexus 6 was so good to use and it didn’t even need a stylus, unlike the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

That said, Google regarded the Nexus 6 as a one-time effort and didn’t see the need to recreate better versions of it. The Nexus 6P as well as the Pixel XL that came after the Nexus 6 were entirely different devices, much to the dismay of fans. It’s not too far-fetched to say that the Nexus 6 may the first and last of its kind.

It will be beneficial for the Mountain View designers to look at the Nexus 6 for inspiration for the sequels to the Pixel and Pixel XL devices, though.

Google is currently seeking for fans’ assistance to offer feedback on the styling of its existing models; since the Nexus 6 is one of the most popular models from the Nexus family, it could be the benchmark for all upcoming Pixel models.

On top of that, if the rumor mill turns out to be true, we can expect to see a 6.2-inch Samsung flagship device, the Galaxy S8 Plus. It really looks like Samsung is trying to color outside the lines of the phablet trend. Well, if it happens, it’ll be good news for Nexus 6 fans all over the world.

9 Comments

  1. Ron Clark

    March 4, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Too late. Chinese smartphone manufacturers are already in the lead with samsung and apple in the trailwind. Nexus had a chance to build the lead but blew it; instead Nexus listened to that apple fan boy rainbow BS one hand use rhetoric. And now Chinese companies have beautiful well built phones with a 6.4″ display; and guess what? No one gives a sh***** about Steve Jobs illusionary must have 3.5″ display. Last time I checked Timmy is releasing 5.8″ phone display this fall–WTF!!

  2. ANGEL REYES

    March 4, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    This the best phone made period no fanboy drama it works great it simple to use.Sad that the big wig business genius could not see that ….

  3. othelzer

    March 4, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Good article on point
    2 years on Nexus 6
    Nothing else so far is
    Even close.

  4. othelzer

    March 4, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Good article on point
    2 years on Nexus 6
    Nothing else so far is
    Even close.

  5. John Lance

    March 4, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    I love my Nexus 6 it is a very good phone and does everything I want it to do two and three things at a time I love the size it’s very easy to operate fits in the hand real good

  6. Mike

    March 4, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    I don’t want think about giving up my Nexus 6. It’s the best ever; best display, best functionality

  7. Spetes

    March 5, 2017 at 3:18 am

    Still using, and still love my nexus 6. Lots of life left in this phone.

  8. preston

    March 5, 2017 at 5:16 am

    I have a Nexus 6 I bought the day they were released. It is the best phone I’ve ever owned. Google needs to stick with the Nexus brand and Motorola to build it.

  9. Dino Rodriguez

    March 5, 2017 at 9:31 am

    I love my Nexus 6 and find it difficult to separate from it. Love the design, the screen real estate, small bezels and it’s curves. Best device to-date.