Oct 21, 2015 09:49 PM EDT
After the announcement of the two new Google Nexus phones, the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P, the wait is finally over for the United Kingdom market, as the Nexus 5X has been released in the country this week. U.K. Android enthusiasts are finally able to enjoy the mid-level Nexus 5X, while the premium Google Nexus 6P is set to be released reportedly before October ends.
The Google Nexus 5X is an LG-made Nexus and is priced at £339 for the 16 GB version. As for the 32 GB Google Nexus 5X, it will retail for £379. The Google Nexus 5X comes in a polycarbonate shell, and in Ice Blue, Quartz White and Carbon Black.
The Google Nexus 6P, on the other hand, is priced at £449 for its 32 GB model, £499 for the 64 GB variant and £579 for the 128 GB version. Currently, Carphone Warehouse, Vodafone and Mobiles.co.uk have the Huawei all-metal model on pre-order status.
The two phones will roll out with Android Marshmallow 6.0 and will be first in line for the updates straight from Android. Because Google Nexus phones come with stripped-down, “purer” versions of the Android, both models will come with less “bloatware” or bundled apps and will showcase the best in Android Marshmallow’s features.
Make the most out of the “Doze” mode, which will give your battery 30% more juice, or the most out of Google’s Now on Tap. Now on Tap, to the uninitiated, is a very comprehensive search tool and digital assistant from Google.
More on Google Now on Tap: http://www.droidreport.com/google-now-tap-powerful-creepy-search-digital-assistant-11389.
There are also a host of other features on the Android Marshmallow, which you can learn about here: http://www.droidreport.com/android-m-improvements-look-forward-when-it-rolls-out-10341.
More on the Android M: http://www.droidreport.com/taxonomy/term/22212.
According to a very comprehensive review by Ars Technica UK, the two new Google Nexus phones are “The true flagships—all other Android devices are second class citizens.” With that note, it is safe to assume that the phones perform very well and provide a great media experience, as well.
Ars Technica U.K.’s full review of the Google Nexus phones: http://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/2015/10/nexus-5x-and-nexus-6p-review-the-true-flagships-of-the-android-ecosystem/.
For U.K. consumers who want to get their Google Nexus 5X, it is safe to run out to retailers now. For those who are holding out for the Google Nexus 6P, the all-metal flagship is on the cusp of its rollout.
For the specs of the two new Google Nexus phones, check here: http://www.droidreport.com/google-unveiled-upcoming-nexus-phones-world-excited-spite-some-naysayers-11341.
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