Earlier today, Google released a beta build of Android 7.1.2 for its Pixel and Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. Missing from the list were Google’s 2015 Nexus devices, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. The company has now confirmed that going forward, these two Nexus devices will only receive security updates and no Android updates.
Missing out on the Android 7.1.2 should not be a big deal for Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 owners since the update does not contain any major changes or feature improvements. However, whenever the next major verison of Android lands, be rest assured that it will not be available for either of the two devices.
Google will continue to roll out monthly security updates for both devices though for the foreseeable future.
Both devices are more than two years old at this point so it was about time Google dropped support for them officially, even though both devices are still more than powerful enough to run the next version of Android.[Via Droid Life]