Google has published a page with details about Android updates for its Nexus devices. The list includes the likes of the Nexus 5, Nexus 5X and tablets like Nexus 9, as well as dates when they will stop getting official updates from Google. As is the norm, Google tends support software updates for Nexus devices for a period of two years after launch. Also Read - Google Chrome sending Enhanced Safe Browsing notifications? Know all about it hereAlso Read - Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro are really happening and Google just teased them
As per the list, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will receive updates till September 2017, but there’s no such luck for Nexus 5 users. Google mentions that the last update it pushed for the LG-made Nexus 5 was in October last year, and there will be no more updates, which means it won’t get the Android N update. Interestingly, the list doesn’t even mention the Motorola-made Nexus 6 smartphone, which means it could have met an untimely death at the hands of Google. As far as tablets are concerned, the HTC-made Nexus 9 will continue to receive updates till October this year.
Google’s update cycle runs for two years, since the date of the device’s launch. But as far as monthly security patches are concerned, the Nexus devices will continue to receive them for ‘three years from availability or 18 months when Google Store last sold the device’.
Talking about Nexus devices, Google is believed to have tasked HTC to develop two Nexus devices this year. While details are scarce, these devices are known by their internal codenames — Marlin and Sailfish. Interestingly,Huawei recently claimed that it too is working on a Nexus smartphone, which could be the successor to last year’s Nexus 6P.