Google has released the dates for how long the current Nexus and Pixel devices are supplied with security updates.
When does the support work?
As the owner of a Nexus or Pixel device, you are usually the first to get the latest updates. In addition, one can rely on the fact that two years after the appearance of the smartphone or tablet is still the latest Android version. Now Google has released new figures on how long users can expect software updates for their current Nexus and Pixel phones. Also, the duration of the security support has confirmed Google black on white.
The detailed information can be found in Google’s support blog. According to this, users of Nexus and Pixel smartphones can expect Android updates at least for two years after sales start of the device. Google even guarantees security updates for three years. After the expiration of the deadline, there is no guaranteed support. However, it may be that Google will also distribute some separate updates.
Updates Pixel phones
Both for the Google Pixel as well as for the Pixel XL, which are published in autumn 2016, Google guarantees Android updates until October 2018. Security updates will continue for both smartphones longer – until October 2019.
Updates for Nexus devices
The Nexus Phones 5X and 6P are to get until September this year Android updates. Security updates for these two smartphones are to be guaranteed until September 2018.
Google has also listed in his blog older Nexus devices, for which the support has already expired. This is true for the Nexus 7 from 2012 and the same name model from the year 2013, as well as the Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 10. Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 have received since October last year no Android updates, but security updates Until October 2017.