1. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    I vote no.

    There is way too many other OEMs making Android phones and the Nexus phones are the standard of excellence now.

    Sure Google has the right to call it what they want, but the name Nexus is synonymous with pure Android, bloat free.. even though that isn't 100% true.

    I've always considered it to be a developers phone from the gitgo and have always admired how easy it is to modify the os or anything else on them. If they are wanting to become more mainstream and find a larger audience that's fine but if they turn this line into a cesspool of bloat and adverts then it's not worth owning IMHO.

    My vote is no.. Continue to refine the os and the hardware, but continue being the only bloat free devices that are fully capable of being rooted and unlocked bootloaders....
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    08-30-2016 03:52 PM
  2. rhea's Avatar
    It actually doesn't matter what we think, but it does make me look at replacing my N5 (which replaced myN4 which replaced my GNex which was when I was overshadowed by the Nexus) by purchasing the 6p or even the 5x so that I'll have time to get used to not owning a Nexus. For me, just another strike against this year's model.
    08-30-2016 04:10 PM
  3. Markxmlx's Avatar
    I vote no.

    There is way too many other OEMs making Android phones and the Nexus phones are the standard of excellence now.

    Sure Google has the right to call it what they want, but the name Nexus is synonymous with pure Android, bloat free.. even though that isn't 100% true.

    I've always considered it to be a developers phone from the gitgo and have always admired how easy it is to modify the os or anything else on them. If they are wanting to become more mainstream and find a larger audience that's fine but if they turn this line into a cesspool of bloat and adverts then it's not worth owning IMHO.

    My vote is no.. Continue to refine the os and the hardware, but continue being the only bloat free devices that are fully capable of being rooted and unlocked bootloaders....
    As far as I'm concerned they are just changing the name and a handful of software features to differentiate it. This might be one of the first devices to implement Google's new way of partitioning system-level features compared to user facing ones so in reality having a "Nexus UI" on top of Android shouldn't make any difference to the underlying core OS and it should be able to update without changing the user facing features such as what the software buttons look like or the shade of colour used for a notification.
    08-30-2016 04:42 PM
  4. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    As far as I'm concerned they are just changing the name and a handful of software features to differentiate it. This might be one of the first devices to implement Google's new way of partitioning system-level features compared to user facing ones so in reality having a "Nexus UI" on top of Android shouldn't make any difference to the underlying core OS and it should be able to update without changing the user facing features such as what the software buttons look like or the shade of colour used for a notification.
    Updating and the partitions is one thing, going good for them... But don't change core features of the Nexus nor add bloat or adds to the phone.
    08-30-2016 04:47 PM
  5. Markxmlx's Avatar
    Updating and the partitions is one thing, going good for them... But don't change core features of the Nexus nor add bloat or adds to the phone.
    If Google did that they would be participating in the one thing they desperately need to avoid - fragmentation. I highly doubt that they would go that far.
    08-30-2016 05:10 PM
  6. rhea's Avatar
    I think it will stay true to the basic concepts, I'd just prefer seeing "Nexus" on my phone as opposed to "Google."
    08-30-2016 05:17 PM
  7. Ry's Avatar
    I vote no.

    There is way too many other OEMs making Android phones and the Nexus phones are the standard of excellence now.

    Sure Google has the right to call it what they want, but the name Nexus is synonymous with pure Android, bloat free.. even though that isn't 100% true.

    I've always considered it to be a developers phone from the gitgo and have always admired how easy it is to modify the os or anything else on them. If they are wanting to become more mainstream and find a larger audience that's fine but if they turn this line into a cesspool of bloat and adverts then it's not worth owning IMHO.

    My vote is no.. Continue to refine the os and the hardware, but continue being the only bloat free devices that are fully capable of being rooted and unlocked bootloaders....
    The Nexus was Google's vision of Android.

    Standard of excellence? Probably in some people's eyes.
    08-30-2016 06:38 PM
  8. Ry's Avatar
    It actually doesn't matter what we think, but it does make me look at replacing my N5 (which replaced myN4 which replaced my GNex which was when I was overshadowed by the Nexus) by purchasing the 6p or even the 5x so that I'll have time to get used to not owning a Nexus. For me, just another strike against this year's model.
    Yep. Google can do whatever they want. If they don't call it a Nexus, it's not a Nexus.
    08-30-2016 06:39 PM
  9. pappy35's Avatar
    They could call it "DogPile" for all I care as long as it gets timely updates and competes with other phones on the market. In my opinion, the 6P is the first to do that (compete that is) and so it was my first Nexus purchase and I couldn't be happier with it, especially after the Nougat rollout. I must admit though that there's a certain soiree with the brand. I actually had someone go "Oh...you have a Nexus!" as if that made me some kind of geek-God (which I'm def. not). Haha...
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    08-30-2016 07:09 PM
  10. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    They could call it "DogPile" for all I care as long as it gets timely updates and competes with other phones on the market. In my opinion, the 6P is the first to do that (compete that is) and so it was my first Nexus purchase and I couldn't be happier with it, especially after the Nougat rollout. I must admit though that there's a certain soiree with the brand. I actually had someone go "Oh...you have a Nexus!" as if that made me some kind of geek-God (which I'm def. not). Haha...
    I don't want it called "Dog pile".heaven's no.. .lol.. But I understand your meaning though.. I also know when people around me see me using mine at work.. Since my case hasn't showed up yet, and I am carefully using it naked, the people that see it usually ask me about it.. It's designed to be this way I think... Lol
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    08-30-2016 07:43 PM
  11. Markxmlx's Avatar
    They could call it "DogPile" for all I care as long as it gets timely updates and competes with other phones on the market. In my opinion, the 6P is the first to do that (compete that is) and so it was my first Nexus purchase and I couldn't be happier with it, especially after the Nougat rollout. I must admit though that there's a certain soiree with the brand. I actually had someone go "Oh...you have a Nexus!" as if that made me some kind of geek-God (which I'm def. not). Haha...
    Oh! You have a DogPile phone! How cool!
    08-30-2016 08:40 PM
  12. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    Well I see this thread is going to be dogs... Lol
    08-30-2016 09:24 PM
  13. eric002's Avatar
    I feel as though from a naming or marketing standpoint, possibly, only because for the times that people ask me what kind of phone do I have I have to say Nexus phone I usually say I just have a Google phone because no one understands what the Nexus brand name actually means unless you're into Tech or a geek. I mean, let's be honest here. I mean don't get me wrong, I love the Nexus name just like everyone else here does but still.
    08-30-2016 10:15 PM
  14. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    What's kinda funny to me, is just how many of the "informed" AT&T techs carry the Nexus phone. Their also the guys who get asked more questions on how to do things with Android in every AT&T store I have been in.. Kinda makes you wonder why..... Lol
    08-30-2016 10:22 PM
  15. PhiPsi32's Avatar
    If the new handsets do away with the Nexus features that I value, then I'll sit out for this release and keep my 5X and 6P. Ultimately our influence as consumers is to vote with our wallets.
    08-30-2016 10:51 PM
  16. rong21's Avatar
    I vote no.

    There is way too many other OEMs making Android phones and the Nexus phones are the standard of excellence now.

    Sure Google has the right to call it what they want, but the name Nexus is synonymous with pure Android, bloat free.. even though that isn't 100% true.

    I've always considered it to be a developers phone from the gitgo and have always admired how easy it is to modify the os or anything else on them. If they are wanting to become more mainstream and find a larger audience that's fine but if they turn this line into a cesspool of bloat and adverts then it's not worth owning IMHO.

    My vote is no.. Continue to refine the os and the hardware, but continue being the only bloat free devices that are fully capable of being rooted and unlocked bootloaders....
    Makes no difference to me what they call it.
    08-31-2016 04:45 PM
  17. Markxmlx's Avatar
    DogPile Touch 4G Plus Skyrocket One
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    08-31-2016 07:39 PM
  18. Graymonkey's Avatar
    If the quality doesn't improve, I hope this is the last Nexus phone. Can't make any calls with my phone (and have had trouble since it was new). Factory reset this weekend and if that doesn't work, I'll pay it off, buy an iPhone and sell this one. Always heard good things about Nexus phones. Maybe not.
    09-01-2016 06:54 AM
  19. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    I've always heard good things too, which is why I bought mine.Sorry you've had trouble with yours... If I start having trouble, I'll send it in and have it replaced or repaired, not just hope it corrects itself on a update. I normally don't rate 1 defective phone against the whole line though cause I know you can always get a lemon from anyone..
    09-01-2016 09:41 AM
  20. vzwuser76's Avatar
    DogPile Touch 4G Plus Skyrocket One
    They could shorten that to Dog Rocket and pick up the cigar crowd.
    09-01-2016 04:34 PM
  21. kenorian's Avatar
    I feel as though from a naming or marketing standpoint, possibly, only because for the times that people ask me what kind of phone do I have I have to say Nexus phone I usually say I just have a Google phone because no one understands what the Nexus brand name actually means unless you're into Tech or a geek. I mean, let's be honest here. I mean don't get me wrong, I love the Nexus name just like everyone else here does but still.
    When people ask what it is, I say "Google Nexus". If
    09-01-2016 09:06 PM
  22. thrilla23's Avatar
    If this is a step forward for Google in creating a comprehensive Google experience device, then I'm all for it. Imagine if Google puts out a "gPhone" that has inbox, drive, duo, allo, youtube, etc. etc. as the native applications and THEN you get updates directly from the carrier like you would a nexus device along with the build quality of an iPhone. That sounds like an attractive purchase.

    What I'm hoping Google doesn't do is buckle to carrier demands and allow them to add their layer of device bloatware on top of the current version of Android. That would just sink the ship for me.

    Oh wells, makes me really happy for my Nexus 6P purchase. A device that is still going strong after 8+ months.
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    09-02-2016 11:40 AM
  23. Markxmlx's Avatar
    If this is a step forward for Google in creating a comprehensive Google experience device, then I'm all for it. Imagine if Google puts out a "gPhone" that has inbox, drive, duo, allo, youtube, etc. etc. as the native applications and THEN you get updates directly from the carrier like you would a nexus device along with the build quality of an iPhone. That sounds like an attractive purchase.

    What I'm hoping Google doesn't do is buckle to carrier demands and allow them to add their layer of device bloatware on top of the current version of Android. That would just sink the ship for me.

    Oh wells, makes me really happy for my Nexus 6P purchase. A device that is still going strong after 8+ months.
    I want a Pixel XL.
    09-02-2016 05:29 PM
  24. Ry's Avatar
    I want a Pixel XL.
    PiXL
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    09-02-2016 05:35 PM

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