Google is done selling the Nexus 6


Google has said a quiet goodbye to the Nexus 6: as of today, you’re no longer able to buy it from the Play Store.

The decision appears to mark the end of the road for the 6-inch handset now that both the Nexus 5X and its successor, the Nexus 6P, are up for sale. If you’re still itching to get your hands on one — though we can’t think of a reason you’d want to — Amazon is still selling a 32GB version for $349.99. Google was not immediately available for comment on whether the phone has been permanently discontinued.

The Nexus 6 arrived at an interesting transition period for Google’s stock Android phone program. The Motorola-made device was Google’s largest phone to date, and the company decided not to include a 5-inch version last year that would act as a successor to the popular Nexus 5. That left the Nexus 6 in the odd position of catering to the select few smartphone customers comfortable with a phablet of that size. And until September, it was also the only device capable of running Google’s experimental Project Fi mobile internet service. Now Fi works with both the 5X and 6P, so there’s no reason to keep the Nexus 6 around anymore.



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