The Nexus series of smartphones was well-loved by Android enthusiasts and fans of stock Android, but Google has now confirmed that there are “no plans” for future Nexus products. To back up this statement, both the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X have been removed from the Google Store as well.
Usually, the removal of Nexus devices from the Google Store does not happen this quickly when their respective successors were introduced, although the Pixel and Pixel XL are not exactly successors to the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. Regardless, with the removal of the last year’s Nexus devices from the Google Store, there’s a chance they won’t be in stock elsewhere in the near future as well.
While it might have been implied when Google officially unveiled the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google’s decision to pull the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X from the Google Store this early – along with a confirmation from the company itself – truly marks the end of the Nexus lineup, for better or worse.
Then again, some would argue that the Google Pixel and Pixel XL are appropriate successors – spiritually or not – to the Nexus legacy, considering the fact that the latest versions of Android will always be available on these devices first: a benefit fans of Nexus devices cherished.
Sure, there are exclusive features only Google Pixel owners can enjoy, but those who loved Nexus smartphones would probably enjoy using a Pixel phone as well – if they can accept the high price tag, of course.