Dubbed Nexus Protect, the new program extends the typical Nexus warranty from 1 years to 2. Protect not only covers mechanical damage, but also protects against drop, spills, and other accidental damage. The Nexus Protect program is optional, costing $69 for Nexus 5X buyers and $89 for those that pick up the Nexus 6P. From the sounds of it, the program will not be offered for the original Nexus 6, which for now at least, is still available in the Google Store.
For now there aren’t a lot of specifics about the Nexus Protect program, though it’d be nice to see Google offer something similar for other products like smartwatches and Chromebooks. What do you think of the new protection program? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. We’ll be sure to expand this post as we learn more details about the program.