It seems that the time of the Nexus 5X and 6P (and Nexus devices in general) is officially over. The devices come with the security patch november 2018 may be their last update received, and are no longer Google supported.
Nexus 6P and Nexus, 5X-updates are not more
Just like some other smartphonefabrikanten makes Google clear from the beginning to when are smartphones receive updates. On a support page you can read exactly when the search giant’s new Android-based versions, and guaranteed security updates promises, so that as a user you know where you stand. Unfortunately we have only news, because it seems that the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P yesterday, the latest software update have had.
On the support page states that the Nexus 5X and 6P after november 2018 will no longer have to rely on security patches. New Android versions were already longer no more released: the support for this was in september 2017, shortly after the release of Android 8.0 (Oreo). Remarkably enough, were both units in december 2017, still with windows 8.1.
Nevertheless, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the Nexus-phones not get updates. Google extended the ‘updateperiode ” earlier this year, two months, and it’s quite possible that Google is in critical problems later a patch will come out. The chance is larger that Google the to the security update of november, and focuses on the Pixel devices.
Users of the original Google Pixel sit still until October 2019 good, though it gets the phone next year, probably no update to Android Q. The support of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL matures in October 2020, which means that these phones Android Q and R will get. The new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL received until October 2021 updates, and can even count on an update to Android S. The smartphones are released with Android 9.0 (Pie).
→ Guide: the most frequently asked questions about Android security updates
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