Google has done a rather good job at updating Nexus smartphones with the latest OS versions and security patches. Now it seems that the company listed end-of-life dates for all Nexus devices. The information comes from.
It seems that most smartphones receive OS updates for two years from the launch of the latest Android OS. However, it is a known fact that Nexus devices receive updates a lot sooner after they were first released by Google.
Google Support site has just released a timeframe showing software update end of life for all Nexus devices. The support site mentions that as of October 2016, the Nexus 9 will no longer receive automatic updates. It also shows that the two current Nexus phones, theand will be getting guaranteed support until September 2017.
Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 will no longer receive automatic updates
Moreover, the support page also mentions devices whose guaranteed update cycle ended. One of them is the Nexus 5, whose support ended last October. Nexus 7, 2013 edition also saw its support ending in July 2015, while Nexus 10’s automatic support expired in November 2014.
Oddly enough, Google support page didn’t list devices like the Nexus 6 or the Nexus Player, although both smartphones should get updates for two years, which means that their updates cycle should end in October this year, about the same time when the Nexus 9 will stop getting updates.
Google’s support page also mentioned that the timeframes are applicable to software updates and the smartphones will continue to receive security fixes for approximately 12 months after the expiration date.
However, some devices in the list might receive software updates even after the automatic updates cycle ends, as the website mentions only the fact that the updates are no longer guaranteed.