Nexus 6P, Nexus 6 and BlackBerry Priv reach ‘End of Life’ status at Telus

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  • Shogun

    The Priv reached ‘end of life’ status the day it was released. But what is particularly interesting is how BBRY hasn’t made any announcement about Nougat for that device. Somehow I suspect users are shjt outta luck but that ain’t surprising.

    • PΞTΞЯ™

      LOL…..so much wasted hatred

    • Shogun

      LOL…Its not ‘hatred’ Peter. It’s hilarious. I don’t hate anything. I just think its hilarious how a device that never sold very well has reached an ‘end of life’ status when it never really took off to begin with.

    • neo905

      Nah…You are definitely a Blackberry hater which is odd because people who loved or hated blackberry stopped caring either way a long time ago.

    • Shogun

      That’s a ridiculous comment and could easily be said about anyone posting an opinion about the company.

    • Rev0lver

      Nope. Just you.

    • Chug that haterade

      Stock car flamin’ with the loser and the cruise control

    • neo905

      Nah..Nobody really cares about Blackberry as much as you seem to. If you didn’t post on this article I doubt anyone would have said anything about Blackberry. Nobody cares about Blackberry.

    • Shogun

      Oh really? lol. I can think of one other poster who easily occupies a third of a comment board defending it. I guess that standard doesn’t apply to him though.
      Oh and of course the numbnuts beneath me who follows me around like a lost puppy

    • neo905

      That’s why I specifically said

      “people who loved or hated blackberry stopped caring either way a long time ago”

      Why do you even care about Blackberry at this point? Love or hate. They just aren’t even relevant or worth slandering and definetly not worth praising either.

    • irate

      You are agreeing with him. The Priv was EOL/DOA at launch. Nobody cares about it other than the 15 people who bought one. There is no used market. Hence, writing an article putting it in the headline as EOL is kind of a waste of time and space.

    • neo905

      To be honest, nobody really bought the 6P in Canada either. I have it but I rarely see anyone with it. It’s a great phone though and has been supported. So no, I am not agreeing with him because he seems to have some personal vendetta against Blackberry and I am not sure why. You could easily say the same thing about the 6P.

    • irate

      You guys made the same points, just arguing for the sake of it. I’m in the States and I’ve not seen a 6p or a pixel in the wild ever.

    • neo905

      They seem to have sold more Pixels than 6P’s according to reports but I don’t see it either. Fake news maybe..lol

    • irate

      I’m interested in a sd835 one plus 4 for 400 if that materialized, but no need for me yet. Hopefully that device will be 300 when I need one

    • neo905

      It will all depend on what our Canadian Peso is worth but I want to still to around $500-600. If you think a half decent phone will cost $300 CDN you can forget that.

    • irate

      You’re not aware of one plus then?

    • neo905

      I am aware 3T that it cost $600 Canadian. I get paid in CDN. So USD isn’t really relevant.

    • irate

      I was just replying to your comment about skipping any phone that’s $1000. The one plus 4 may well have an 835 and be about $400 USD. My bad for not converting to dudley douchebag currency

    • neo905

      Yup. That’s the problem though. Those $750 flagships are $1,000 now because of our currency and a lil suppin suppin for the OEM and carrier.

      $400 would be a great deal. $600 not so much.

    • irate

      Depending on your proximity to the border and willingness to import illegally then, I guess. One plus 4 is just speculation now anyhow

    • neo905

      I bought my last phone off of B&H. It was a good experience and saved a bit of money. All I know for sure is I won’t be purchasing a carrier locked phone again.

    • irate

      Cool, b&h is a good merchant. Good luck when you upgrade

    • Shogun

      Yeah because heaven forbid you’d agree with me. He’s right but you can’t see it because it’s all about “hatred” and “vendetta’s”. Get serious. Do you honestly i give two shjts? It’s entertainment and comedy mocking the stories and the Defenders of the Faith

    • Chug that haterade

      So you’re just here to troll… thanks for finally admitting it.

    • Rev0lver

      No. No one agrees with you because you’re just a sad troll looking for any human interaction that you can.

      Didn’t your parents ever teach you about the difference between good attention and bad attention?

    • Shogun

      What’s it to you if i dislike the company? I comment about it because it’s easily the biggest joke in tech. Not unlike watching a car wreck on the side of the road.

    • neo905

      It isn’t the biggest joke because people stopped caring. The train wreck you speak off happened a long time ago and people have already moved on. The horse has been shot and beaten to death and if you wish to continue to beat this dead listless horse then go ahead. lol.

    • Shogun

      Tell that to the people still out here and other forums spinning a narrative to the complete opposite of your thesis. If you can’t see I’m mocking the company and the fanboys who continue to think Blackberry is relevant then i don’t know what to say. Still dont understand why you care if I comment about it. lol

    • Chug that haterade

      Why do you care what “fanboys” think?

      Ps. I hate to break this to you but pretty much nobody here takes you seriously…

    • Rev0lver

      I’d remove the ‘pretty much’ from your last sentence…

    • Chug that haterade

      They are “the biggest joke in tech” yet EVERY article posted that even mentions BlackBerry has your drool all over it…

    • Chug that haterade

      Don’t bother with him… he sees the word “BlackBerry” in an article and immediately starts foaming at the mouth.

    • Chug that haterade

      Unlike you, who gases up the comment section of BlackBerry articles even though you don’t like the company or its products…. but hey, keep pretending to ignore us.

    • Rev0lver

      I’ll stop commenting on blackberry articles once you do

    • Chug that haterade

      Don’t worry…that will NEVER happen. Like a moth to a flame……….

    • Chug that haterade

      Pretty much everything reaches an EOL status you dufus

    • Chug that haterade

      What? BlackBerry in the title? You can bet Shogun will be here… er wait, nevermind.

    • TheCuddlyKoala

      This.

    • Rev0lver

      Did you see that my informative and true fact about koalas got deleted? Sad when you can’t even post a comical fact about a furry marsupial without it being deleted.

    • irate

      koala: eats, roots, and leaves (see what I did there)

    • Chug that haterade

      Where did all of the comments from our friend go?

    • Rev0lver

      Back under the bridge I assume.

    • Chug that haterade

      Our little buddy that is supposedly ignoring us is over on BGR today calling me out…..

    • Rev0lver

      Ha. What story?

    • Chug that haterade

      “Forget Jet Black, it looks like the matte black iPhone 7 is ruined almost as easily”

      Here is one of them..

    • TheCuddlyKoala

      They deleted it? Did you use a “forbidden” word?

    • Rev0lver

      I must have. I guess chlamydia, the name of a medical condition, is banned around here. Sad.

    • TheCuddlyKoala

      Maybe it’s one of the “writers” nicknames?

  • irate

    The only one that’s at all surprising is the 6p. Google will push security updates to it for another year or more, yet Telus won’t release them to their 6p customers. It’s important for consumers upset with Android device lifetimes and update timelines in this scenario to place blame properly on their carrier rather than Google, or better yet learn to flash software themselves.

    • neo905

      My 6P is on Telus’ network but is unlocked. I am not rooted. I bought the phone in April so it hasn’t even been a year yet. I know I will only have whatever they call the O update. If I want to keep it after that and want the latest OS I can always root and install a custom ROM. I don’t think I will though, by then I will be on to another phone most likely or may keep it if every flagship is still over $1,000.

    • irate

      The thing is google can push “O” and telus can say “no O for you” and at that point removing the sim may or may not get you ota O. What they’re saying now is that Telus will stop sending the monthly updates even before that.

    • neo905

      I get updates regardless of what Telus is doing. My phone isn’t locked.

    • SK

      Irate, Nexus phones receive updates directly from Google. Telus has no say in this. As long as you’re connected to internet you’re good to go with your security and OS updates from Google servers.

    • irate

      That’s not how it works in the us, but I can’t speak for telus. I own a lot of nexus devices.

    • jeff the chef

      Totally agree. I sideloaded Nougat on my Moto Z a good month before Telus pushed it out.

    • irate

      People think it’s a lot more technically challenging than it actually is.

  • Rewlander

    Seems ridiculously wasteful that a phone from 2006 is considered end of life

    • Derrick Senela

      Not really, considering any phone from 2006 is not a smartphone. I guess you meant 2016?

    • Rewlander

      You are correct, I was thumb typing on my obsolete 2016 Nexus 6p 🙂

    • matthayichen

      You mean to say that my Symbian phone from 2006 which ran a proper operating system with native apps was not a smart phone?

    • matthayichen

      Meanwhile what is not a smartphone is probably those fruit phones with no visible file system, because the definition of smartphone from Wikipedia demands an advanced operating system with desktop computer-like features.

      And whoever’s heard of an advanced computer OS with no file system?

  • Travis

    There should be some clarification as to what End Of Life means regarding carriers as opposed to Manufacturers. All this means is there won’t be any more in stock, as far as updates go, Nexus devices are sold unlocked and updates are pushed to them from Google. Just because Telus isn’t selling them anymore doesn’t mean that they won’t continue to be supported with security updates. I feel that this article should be revised to reflect that so there isnt any confusion with Telus customers.

    • irate

      It was written to get you to click thru as usual

    • James

      Agreed

  • TheCuddlyKoala

    PRIV. LOL!!!!

    • Chug that haterade

      iPhone. LOL!!!

  • BD

    Thanks for the update. A year is long enough for me before looking toward the next great device. Especially something I utilize more than 20x/day. Anybody comment on what they think the next best Android device will be stepping out of the 6P and why?

    • irate

      There’s always new stuff coming. S8, pixel 2, g6, note 8, one plus 4, etc. The 6p isn’t about to be obsoleted by force if that was your takeaway from this article. If you have no brand loyalty then figure out what matters most to you and it will help narrow things down. For timely security updates from an Android device right now I’d only trust a pixel or a galaxy s, but if you mod then that’s not important, since you can apply updates before people get them via ota. Of the phones I listed I’d personally like a pixel 2 or a op4 (both vapor at this point). What features matter most to you?

    • BD

      Good mention. Running the latest Android O/S & Google apps is important to me. If the Pixel 2 qualifies, it’ll be most applicable for me. Also should be durable and sexy while holding up to my ruggedness. Everything around me gets wet, wild, and sometimes dirty. So it’ll have to hold up to that.

    • irate

      Pixel 2 leakers say it’ll be waterproof

    • Techguru86

      If you can afford to buy it outright and you prefer the stock OS, check out the Blackberry DTEK60, very underrated device, but performs pretty amazing for a snapdragon 820 with no bloatware, but if you want to root your devices then it’s not your option, Galaxy devices are good, but don’t get software updates well and too much bloatware

    • irate

      Samsung has stepped it up on the security updates but only for the most current high end phones. If you were to consult with a security firm now the only android they’d be able to recommend with a clear conscience would be s7 or pixel AFAIK. Not to say that those are bastion hosts just less likely to succumb to public exploits.

    • Shogun

      Underrated? Surely ye jest. Fact is the company itself has never bothered to promote their own products so if that’s the case why should anyone care?

    • Chug that haterade

      What does being underrated have to do with them not marketing? Sheesh…

    • Glen Fisher

      You switch every year? Seems like a waste of $ .The Nexus 6p still has specs as good as the newest phones. Ibgot mine when it came out and will be making mine last a minimum of 2 years

    • BD

      Never a waste to me. 4, 5, 6, 6p month or two after release. Sold 4, 5, & 6 for a 200+ea. I prefer classic cars over classic phones but $’s round/comes/goes. I’d still be with a nokia 3310 if it’s all I could afford that day.

  • letsGetItRight

    Typical click bait

    • aspherical

      I don’t think you know what “click bait” is.

  • Kyle Lyles

    Nothing out there at all in the Android world to move from the Nexus 6 running 7.1.1 Pure Nexus

    • Mohsin Nawaz

      THAT phone still kick-a*s

    • Sledge

      Yep. The fact that my contracts are up and I have nothing “new” that I want may mean that I finally ditch Telus this year. Why keep paying these prices with no device subsidy.

  • JayTee

    Only one of those devices is close to “a few” years old.

  • mhmmd123

    The BlackBerry Leap was first released in May 2016, followed by the Priv in November 2015.
    Anyone sees this typo mistake

    • Ivan Figueroa

      He is thinking backwards. ????

  • Grumpy Dragon

    “It’s worth noting that all of these devices are now a few years old.” – and by “all of these devices” you mean “just the Nexus 6”, right? Close enough!

    • HAL-9000

      This article is just poorly written. A bot could have done this.

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  • andrew1953

    Optus is still selling the Priv for top dollar and its only 18 months old.

    • Shogun

      And anyone paying top dollar is a fool.

    • Chug that haterade

      What is your excuse?

  • Smanny

    The Nexus 6 came out in November 2014. The Nexus 6p came out in November 2015, and is still receiving the latest updates from Google. Even the Nexus 6 has the latest updates from Google.

    The wording should be Telus is not selling the Nexus 6p anymore. As a matter of fact the Nexus 6 wasn’t available for purchase anymore back in May of 2016.

    MobileSyrup needs to do more fact checkinig.

  • Glen Fisher

    The 6p has been out a year and 3 months.not a few years

  • Cowpoke Sal

    The PIRV, ‘end of life’…? Dang, that was quick!

    • Chug that haterade

      The Priv was launched in November 2015… no different than the 6P.

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