Google Nexus 5X

Nexus 5X smartphone which was also called ‘bullhead’ (codenamed) was also the flagship of Google Nexus series. It was a joint venture between LG Electronics and Google; manufactured by LG and Loaded with Android OS.

Although, it was manufactured by LG, yet developed and marketed by Google having distinctive marketing strategies.

After launching of Nexus 5, it was announced in September 2015 and released in the same month. It also released to introduce Android 6.0 Marshmallow along with Nexus 6P having a refreshed interface which was considered a contemporary feature at that time. Through this smartphone, Google Now feature was introduced for the very first time having various improvements in performance. Various other contemporary features were also installed in this smartphone.

On the release of this smartphone, Google and LG were very much appreciated by the users and reviewers, but unfortunately, spontaneous unrecoverable bootloops has become the major reason to defame this device until the new device launch. Hence, right after this device, Google introduced its new series the Google Pixel discontinuing its series the Nexus. the Google Store also removed this smartphone just after introducing the Google Store.

Specifications

Hardware

‘Nexus Imprint’ was the trademark hardware feature of this device which was installed on it back. Hence, this hardware could be used by installing third-party apps from Google Play store. 

Project Fi was also included in this device which was directly integrated to a mobile network which was Google owned by itself. ‘Android Sensor Hub’ was also introduced through this device which saved the power having low-power processor which purpose was to read the performance of the other hardware activities i.e. fingerprint reader, accelerometer, camera sensors, gyroscope etc. 

– Camera: 1.55 μm pixels (12.3 megapixel) f/2.0

– Camera Company: Sony

– Camera Features: IMX377EQH5, autofocus LED flash, 4K UHD videos, slow motion

– Front Camera: 5 megapixel

– Front Camera Features: Omnivision OV5693

– Camera Hardware Family: Nexus 6P

Software

– Basic OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow

– Updated OS: Android 6.0.1 (December 2015)

– Updated OS: Android 7.0 Nougat 

– Updated OS: Android 7.1.1 (December 2016)

– Updated OS: Android 8.0 Oreo (August 2017)- Latest Updated OS: Android 8.1 Oreo (December 2018)

Google Nexus 6P

In the series of Nexus, Google Nexus 6P which is also called Angler is manufactured by Chinese company Huawei having Android OS. This phone is also the flagship following by its previous version Nexus 6 and is greatly marketed by Google after its development by itself.

In a press event in San Francisco related to the Nexus 5X, the Nexus 6P is introduced first time officially on 29 September 2015. The US, Japan, Ireland and the UK were the first countries where its pre-orders were taken for its availability.

From its previous versions Nexus 6, this phone is significantly changed at huge level including new type of body which is based on all-aluminum. It is also lighter in weight from its previous version Nexus 6 as well as thinner. System-on-chip (SoC) process is installed which is also faster having octa-core processing system named Snapdragon 810 v2.1. Nexus Imprint is introduced first time through this smartphone which is a rear fingerprint reader. Its camera is also better than its previous version Nexus 6. Moreover, it is contained on an AMOLED display, having better LTE Connectivity, yet the wireless charging system is removed from it. Internal storage is enhanced for the first time up to 128 GB in the Nexus 6P in the history of Google Nexus series. The option is also vitalized and modernized introducing gold color for the very first time through Nexus 6P.

Android 6.0 is launched through the Nexus 6P for the very first time which comes with a refreshed interface. Having this new Marshmallow OS. It was claimed that the performance of smartphone would be enhanced which also enhances the battery life. Integration of Google Now on Tap is introduced. Moreover, verification through fingerprints is also there with various contemporary. Henceforth, the Google Pixel was launched after this phone in October 2016 as its successor.

In Nexus 6P, the ‘P’ word is used for ‘premium’ as Google told by Google sources.

Hardware

–       Processor:  Snapdragon 810 v2.1

–       Processor Cores: octa-core

–       Processor Type: system-on-chip (SoC)

–       Processor Family:  ARM Cortex-A57

–       Process Speed: 1.95 GHz per core (total four)

–       Processor Architecture: big.LITTLE

–       RAM: 3 GB

–       RAM Type: LPDDR4

–       Storage: 32, 64, or 128 GB

–       Storage Type: eMMC 5.0 multi-level cell

–       Display: an AMOLED

–       Display Size: a Wide Quad HD (2560 by 1440 pixels)

–       Screen Size: 5.7 inches

–       Battery Size: 3450 mAh

Nexus 9

The Nexus 9 was related to Nexus 6 according to Wikipedia yet was launched in 2014. It was also named Flounder or Volantis (as codenamed). It was developed and market by Google and HTC together. It was a computer based tablet. The operating system of this device was the Android OS.

In in series of Nexus, its number was fourth. Moreover, OEM was its partner, yet, it was marketed by Google on the basis and for the consumers of Android devices. Although, this device wouldn’t be compared with Nexus 6, yet this device was launched with it. this device was also called digital media device having a new future which was called Nexus Player. This device contains two types of storage, 32 GB which was sold at price US$479 and 16 GB which was sold at price US$399 at that time. The OS system was 5.0 Lollipop which was the extension on Android. At that time, various new feature of the time introduced through this device i.e. virtual machine Dalvik was replaced, and into this device a visual appurtenance was introduced which was also modified into a new look and features also having ART. “Enable OEM unlock” was also included in this device as an extension by Google through which Nexus 9 bootloader could be unlocked by the users/developers

Release Date:

Although, this device was launched and available for direct purchase in the first week of November, yet pre-orders were started 17 October after its announcement on 15 October 2014. Later, in the second week of December 2014, its LTE version was launched in the US.

Specifications

Hardware

–       Processor: Tegra K1

–       Processor Company: NVIDIA

–       RAM: 2 GB

–       Display: IPS LCD

–       Display Size: 8.9-inch

–       Display Resolution: 1536×2048

–       Screen Type: Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Software

Originally OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop

Updated OS: Android 5.0.2 (May 2015)

Updated OS: Android 5.1.1 (May 2015)

Updated OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow (October 2015)

Updated OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Updated OS: Android 7.0 Nougat (August 2016)

Last Updated OS: the 7.1.2 Nougat (January 2017)