The advantage to buying a Nexus handset is that you’re kind of buying a phone from the same company that makes its operating system. This means that in terms of support you can contact Google, and also future Android updates are more or less guaranteed to make its way to your handset first.
However nothing lasts forever and if you’re wondering when Google will stop updating your particular Nexus handset, it seems that Google’s support page has been updated to show the end-of-life dates for its Nexus handsets. This means that after the date, there is no guarantee that Google will continue updating your phone with the latest build of Android.
It should be noted that Google says they can no longer guarantee, which sounds like there is a chance that should the scenario be serious enough, they could revisit your phone, like maybe another Stage Fright-like scare. That being said, both the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X have end-of-life dates listed as September 2017.
Older Nexus devices like the Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 are slated for October 2016, while the Nexus 5 was for October 2015. We guess this shouldn’t really be a surprise since like we said, nothing lasts forever, but if you are planning on purchasing Nexus devices for the foreseeable future, maybe you’d like to bookmark the page for future reference.
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