Sunday, May 24, 2015

[Rumor] Android M Will Not Arrive on Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 10

 
We continue to talk about Android M, which will be revealed in few days. Aside from the new features that will introduce, there will be changes also in the system and updates. Which Nexus will receive the update and which will not is never been clear by Google.

The 18 months of updates guarantee policy was valid for Galaxy Nexus but not for Nexus 7 (2012) or other devices. Well, Google intends to extend support to the Nexus for two years from the presentation or the date of arrival on the store, with an additional year for security patches or 18 months from the Google Store.
With this move, Google will not update to Android M for Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 4 and Nexus 10, but will continue to release any security fixes for the first two, at least until the end of the year, while the first Asus Nexus  is very close to end of full support, which will take place on the occasion of his third birthday.
It is unclear when Google will officially announce the move, perhaps already on stage at the Google I/O, then perhaps, the fact is that for now it is only a rumor, even if the source is reliable and appears to be safe for this entry. To do some clarity we leave you with a list of the dates of the end support for existing Nexus if everything we have written proves true:
Nexus 7 (2012)
  • Major updates: terminated
  • Security Updates: expire in July 2015
Nexus 4 / Nexus 10
  • Major updates: terminated
  • Security Updates: expire in October / November 2015
Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Major updates: expire in July / August 2015
  • Security Updates: expire in July / August 2016
Nexus 5
  • Major updates: expire in October / November 2015
  • Security Updates: expire in October / November 2016
Nexus / Nexus 10
  • Major updates: expire in November 2016
  • Security Updates: expire in November 2017
Source: AndroidPolice