Google reveals when Nexus phones will stop receiving guaranteed updates


While most Android users know that software updates typically last two years following the launch of a device, Google has now set specific guidelines for its Nexus devices.

Google states that all Nexus phones will receive Android version updates for at least two years from when the device became available on the Google Store. Security patches will be available a little longer, lasting three years from availability, or 18 months from when the Google Store sold the last device.

Its list, shown below, reveals that the Nexus 6P and 5X will be supported until September 2017. Unfortunately for Nexus 9 and 6 users, updates aren’t guaranteed after October 2016, only four short months away.

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