Mountain View is working on the launch of the new Android operating system which means that older terminals will no longer receive updates…
Google has been working for some time on your new Android operating system. Virtually nothing is known about the release date of this new update but it seems that everything is going well because the company has already announced when and what Nexus will no longer get support.
Updating your operating system has consequences. Updates are always placed necessary to protect “smartphones”, tablets and other devices from possible attacks. For example, either in an application or, as in this case, an operating system, if they have a major security breach, the company will relaunch a new OS with this “bug” fixed so that the user is protected.
The problem is that as time passes, operating systems have stopped supporting the older terminals. Among other reasons because there comes a time when a “smartphone” that was released four years ago, for example, does not support a new operating system.
The Nexus line, therefore, are in this situation. The company has updated its support page and indicated when they will no longer update their latest phones: no more than two years since its launch. These are the dates for each device:
Nexus 5X – SEPTEMBER 2017
Nexus 6P – SEPTEMBER 2017
Nexus 9 – OCTOBER 2016
Nexus 6 – OCTOBER 2016
Nexus 5 – OCTOBER 2015
Nexus 7 (2013) – JULY 2015
Nexus 10 – NOVEMBER 2014
As reported by Mountain View, updates are guaranteed “for at least two years since the device goes on sale in the Google Store” while security patches are “for three years since the device is put on sale or 18 months since Google sold for the last time. ”
According to the table, users, for example of the Nexus 7 have no longer received any updates of Android. The Nexus 5 either. However, the Nexus 5X and 6P, which were launched as the latest or the Nexus 9 tablet are guaranteed medium- and long-term support.
The device that has little time is the Nexus 6, which launched in 2014.