Google seems to have bidden goodbye to the Motorola Nexus 6 more than a year after the phone made its debut. The huge 6-incher has seen its price drop significantly since its release, going from $649.99 to as low as $199.99 through 3rd-party retailers.
While there’s no official confirmation from the company on whether or not it’s decided to axe the Motorola Nexus 6 permanently, it has made the handset unavailable for purchase through the Google Store. The device can still be bought through other e-commerce sites like Amazon for $349.99, though, so people can still grab one if they’d like to.
Killing the Motorola smartphone now makes sense for Google given the availability of its new flagship LG-made Nexus 5X and Huawei-produced Nexus 6P. The US-based brand took a major gamble with the Nexus 6, whose massive 6-inch screen catered to a select crowd of people who desired super-sized phones.
It was also the year Google decided not to launch a sequel to the Nexus 5, which again may have hurt the range’s accessibility. GSM Arena points out that the tech major has been kinder to the phone, keeping it around far longer than the 1 year it sold the Nexus 6 for. In fact, it only stopped retailing the older handset in March this year.
A quick reminder of the specifications of the Motorola Nexus 6:
– OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, upgradable to Marshmallow
– Display: 6-inch AMOLED, 2560 x 1440 pixels
– Storage: 32GB/64GB
– RAM: 3GB
– CPU: 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
– GPU: Adreno 420
– Camera: 13MP rear, 2MP front
– Battery: 3220mAh
– Weight: 184g
– Size: 82.98 x 159.26 x 10.06mm
Like we said above, the Motorola Nexus 6 can still be obtained via online portals like Amazon for $349.99 as of now.