Telus Will No Longer Sell The Nexus 6P & A few Other Devices

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Telus has taken the initiative to label four big smartphones from 2015 as end of life and remove them from active sale and support, and those are the BlackBerry Leap, BlackBerry Priv, Motorola Nexus 6, and Huawei Nexus 6P. The BlackBerry Leap is the second oldest on the list, having come out in April of 2015, and the only one to not run Android. The Motorola Nexus 6 capped off 2014, while the Huawei Nexus 6P is the second-oldest Android device on the list, having launched in September of 2015. The BlackBerry Priv rounds things out with a November 2015 release. All four will no longer appear at Telus stores once supply has run out. While support will mostly continue, further major updates for the BlackBerry Priv and BlackBerry Leap are unlikely, and even Google has let go of the Nexus 6. The Nexus 6P, on the other hand, should continue receiving updates from Google until they declare its end of life themselves.

For those who currently have one of those devices, the end of life is only the end of Telus' official, large-scale support, such as helping manufacturers to make and deliver updates, or developing hotfixes for bugs and update blunders. If your phone still receives updates from the manufacturer, as is the case with the two Nexus devices, you can likely just use those updates. Should your device break out of warranty, you will no longer be able to buy a new unit through Telus off the shelf. Luckily, all of these devices, as well as repair parts and services for them, are readily and somewhat cheaply available online; the BlackBerry Leap can be had around the $200 mark, the Priv can be found in the $250-ish area, the Nexus 6 can be found under $200, and the Nexus 6P can be had for around $300.

Luckily for those who cling to these devices for personal reasons, they all have replacements on Telus or will in the near future. The BlackBerry devices will be looking to the upcoming BlackBerry Mercury which is supposed to be making a showing at this year's Mobile World Congress, while the Nexus phones have a successor in the Pixel, a pure Google experience that may lack some of the Nexus 6 and Nexus 6P's design flair, but more than makes up for it in experience purity, speed, and of course, custom ROM friendliness.

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