With the Pixel and Pixel XL already rather than presented, their prices announced and already past fever, It’s time to sit down and reflect on the passage which gave Google already quite a few days ago with presentation of the terminals. Might have to wait a time still to see where it goes the way that started Google with the Pixel.
But perhaps with what we have seen so far, we can begin to glimpse the direction that you are taking, and that the fact that the name Nexus is gone is not a capricious decision, tells us, as we all know, had the option to continue with the Nexus or start a new adventure and has been with this last option.
What was the Nexus concept before?
The Nexus didn’t have that name on a whim, it was clear that Google had a meaning, and it was, as its name suggests, do a nexus, a point of union between Google and developers. Let us remember that the first Nexus was born when Android was still just a child who was empezaño to see the world.
Google had in mind to do that its applications store was growing both in quantity and in quality, but the developers were an obstacle: not knowing what Android mobile to choose (and that he then had little variety) to test their applications. This is why what Google chose his first-born son, HTC, so manufacture you the mythical Nexus One.
But the versions of Android advancing, were manufacturers and began the escalation of power terminals, so Google to not show favoritism, tried to choose different manufacturers. The Nexus has always been that, a point that attracted developers of Android applications.
Any you could buy a Nexus, but the real purpose of Google was the give developers a phone in which test your applications before making them compatible with other models and post them to Google Play.
Perhaps somebody could do with a Nexus, but the goal of Mountain View was always approaching developers to show you their weapons of seduction. Now that Android is so huge, that in itself attracts the development community, Google would have taken the decision to end the project Nexus.
The Nexus has always been the essence of pure Android, the terminals in which test first the applications that would publish on Google Play before compatible with the other models. But now this family, so mythical and ancient, ceases to be continued by, say, vagaries of the market.
What is now the Pixel concept?
The jump of the Nexus family to family Pixel is, if you look, quite large. We went from having a mobile phone with the purest Android, with the basics, have a phone of a manufacturer, only that the manufacturer, Google, do not have factories. The Pixel are like the Samsung Galaxy, G for LG or Sony Xperia family.
The only difference between the above and Google is that the latter need a manufacturer who assemble their phones. And there enter HTC, needed money, it becomes an assembler for Google, at least for this first generation of mobile. In terms of software, it is no longer pure Android only, now add exclusive things.
Of course, the Nexus also had some unique function, but it is quite more pronounced in the case of the Pixel that some functions that more we would like to see the rest of mobile not may be update to Nougat. They come to be something like the QSlide of LG, mention a feature randomly.
The Pixel are phones completely from Google, unlike the Nexus, which were his half and half of the chosen manufacturer. With the Pixel Google decides how it is constructed, without admitting their project changes.
But they will remain in close relationship with the developers? What It will continue having a relationship between Google and the development community It is unclear, how difficult is to know if it will be as tight as it has been with the Nexus family, although if you ask me my personal opinion, I would say that it will not be.
Even though the Nexus were mobile Google half and half of the chosen manufacturer, being able to give a series of suggestions, the Pixel are phones completely from Google, demanding to make their phones as they say. Assembler (HTC in this case) has no right to make changes, only to mount and put your hand so that you pay them.
And what about support?
Like the Nexus, as I said in the previous paragraph, they are phones half of Google, half of the manufacturer, distributed the bracket in the same way. In terms of software, Google is always responsible for providing convenient updates, but for the hardware was the manufacturer which should assist users.
That is, that when it comes to updates, depending on Google, but if you had a breakdown, You should resort to the manufacturer in question (LG, Huawei, etc.), and then they were in charge to repair your computer, and if it was necessary, the budget to give you aligeres your pockets full of banknotes.
With the Pixel thing, in principle, change, Since it would continue keeping the support software (hopefully rise two years), but in terms of hardware could also be Google responsible for managing the repair, although surely it would derive the terminal to HTC to make changes in corresponding parts.
Software support will not vary, and Google is responsible for, but in terms of hardware still remains to be seen if it is HTC (assembler) Manager or the Google as the owner of the whole idea of what is the smartphone.
Until cases of malfunctions not in the Pixel (and hope that, if they occur, they are very isolated cases) we won’t know if it’s Google or HTC who repair the terminal, but in any case, with the fortune that cost, it is better to be fast and short, unless the buyer feel well attended.
As we have seen in this article, While the Nexus and Pixel agree on certain points, the concept of both is very different, and it is important to note, because the Pixel are now moving from one manufacturer, destacano only that manufacturer is Google. Do you think that the Nexus to the Pixel shift is big or is not so important after all?
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