Google confirms when current Nexus and Pixel devices will stop getting security updates

Google has updated its support page with some important information: when the current Nexus and Pixel devices will stop receiving Android security patches.

In the past, Google hasn’t given us an exact timeframe as to when that would happen. Now, we have something concrete.

On the Google Support page, Google specifies that they’re not guaranteeing updates for current Pixel phones after October 2019, a little over two years from the time of this writing.

The search giant also specified when they stopped guaranteeing Android security updates for all of its current (and past) Nexus devices. The Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet are not guaranteed to have them after October 2017, which is just a few months away.

The Nexus 5x and Nexus 6P, on the other hand, are still good for receiving them until next year — September 2018.

Keep in mind that this is when Google stops guaranteeing security patches. That doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll stop getting them, but if Google so chooses, they could stop supplying them to these phones after their respective listed dates for any reason.

You can check all this out for yourself at the source link below.

source: Google


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  • Bardo

    So the ChromeOS team can guarantee updates (both OS and Security) for 5 years on every device regardless of manufacturer, but the Android team only gives us 2 years of OS and less than 3 years of Security updates on first party phones?

    Can we get a ChromeOS phone?