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Report confirms names of Google’s new phones

by Brandon Russell | September 18, 2015September 18, 2015 9:20 am PST

When Google unveils its new Nexus devices at a rumored event later this month, the search giant will apparently opt to keep the names simple. A new report from Droid-Life claims Google’s new phones will be called Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, respectively, which is about as creative as the color brown, but not entirely unexpected.

It was always expected Google would stick with the “Nexus” nomenclature, but calling it the Nexus 6P? Not sure what the “X” and “P” stand for in the names, but to me it suggests these phones will be a lot like their predecessors—which isn’t a bad thing, because the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 are among the most beloved Android devices ever. Perhaps it’ll work out to be Nexus 5 (Xtra?) and Nexus 6 (Plus?). Those are just guesses.

The Nexus 5X name has actually been thrown around already, though Nexus 6P is new. We’ve seen both handsets on a number of occasions over the past few months, including pictures and spec sheets, so the devices won’t be much of a surprise when they’re announced later this month; a recent rumor said Google has set a date for Sept. 29, which isn’t far off.

So there you have it: Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Hopefully these fancy letters don’t add any extra cost when the devices become official, but we should learn more soon.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...