When you think of Google, you have to think of Nexus…the only devices to get the latest Android OS right away. The place to purchase a Nexus product is in the Google Play Store, of course this past year you could also purchase the Nexus 6 through a carrier for the first time on a two-year contract. Up until this past year, Nexus products were mid-ranged priced and a solid value, but when the Nexus 6 rolled out with a 6-inch QHD display, top-of-the-line processor, 3GB of RAM, a 13MP camera complete with OIS and a $649 price tag, many of the Nexus loyalists were in shock. We are happy to tell you that certain Nexus and Android Wear products in the Google Store have gone on sale.
Perhaps the best deal going is on the Nexus 6 smartphone, which regular costs $649, but is on sale at 20-percent off to only $599 CAD for the 32GB version and $649 for the 64GB model. You can purchase them in both colors, Cloud White and Midnight Blue and they are ready to ship in only one or two days. The Nexus 6 is a little large for some people with its 6-inch display, but still the only choice to guarantee those quick updates.
On the tablet end, you can get a Nexus 9, which is still $429 for the 16GB version and $529 for the 32GB model, but each one comes with a $60 Google Play credit. It is possible the tablet will also be offered on sale at a later date. It too, was a big surprise after two years in a row of only having a reasonably priced 7-inch tablet. Not that this is a new offer, but if you buy a Chromecast at regular pricing, you get a $20 Google Play credit.
When it comes to Android Wear watches, the Google Store has thrown a couple these on sale – the popular Moto 360 is down a $100, meaning that you only have to pay $179.99. Sony has put their SmartWatch 3 on sale at $229.99…a $50 discount. This may be making room for the newer models, many of which will be coming out soon.
Many of these products have been out a while or really were not selling that well – the Nexus 9 tablet, made by HTC was not the premier tablet it really should have been with HTC building it in the price range it was selling, whereas the Nexus 7 sold very well.