Google finally changed the pricing scheme for its nexus devices with the Nexus 6. The entire Nexus branding no longer seems to do what it was initially intended to do, provide a cheap alternative to emulators to attract developers to help develop apps for the Android platform.
Not only about developers, it was also Google’s device to show off Android. The previous pricing was justified for its purpose, but the current pricing is going to leave Indians high and dry, since in India there aren’t any carriers who provide devices on a little upfront payment like overseas.
The Nexus 6 is priced at a ₹ 44,000 for the 32GB model & ₹ 49,000 for the 64GB variant. The pricing seems to have disappointed quite a few who were waiting to upgrade to the Nexus 6, a few have taken to express their opinion over social media.
The Moto X (2nd Gen) is a phone to go for, instead of the Nexus 6, unless you’re fond of having a huge slate in your hand. Given the fact that all Moto X devices are receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop update as a part of the soak test, it is assumed that Lenovo-rola seems to have plans to push out the update a little ahead of the previous generation Nexus devices or at least the Android One phones.
Other alternatives are Xiaomi’s Mi 4 and the OnePlus One which are to be launched shortly in India. Although they are not on par with the Nexus 6’s beastly hardware specs.