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Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P aren’t compatible with a neat Android O feature

by Josh Levenson | July 14, 2017July 14, 2017 11:30 am PDT

The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are starting to show their age. According to a post on Google’s Issue Tracker forum, the handsets aren’t compatible with the aptX Bluetooth streaming feature that’s baked into Android O.

It’s unclear why the handsets aren’t supported, but we can only assume it’s because aptX requires a crucial piece of hardware that they’re missing — something developers are unable to create a workaround to deal with.

For those who missed its announcement, aptX is an innovative wireless streaming protocol owned by Qualcomm, which supposedly provides CD-like audio quality over Bluetooth.

Application badges, notification dots and more!

Android O is said to be one of Android’s beefiest updates to date, bringing a number of new features to the operating system, including picture-in-picture, notification dots and application badges.

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Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...