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.
Nexus 9: Release date, Specs, Apps, News & Reviews
Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 Will No Longer Be Updated by Google; To Only Receive Security Patches Going Forward
When Google launched Android 7.0 Nougat earlier this year, several different Nexus-branded devices picked up the new software. The Nexus 9 LTE wasn’t one of them.
Yesterday, a report suggested that we can see Google announce the merger of ChromeOS with Android — internally codenamed “Andromeda” — at its October 4th event. Suited for tablets and hybrid devices, Andromeda will help in offering a better user experience on such devices where Android currently fails terribly.
At the tail-end of August, a few different Nexus-branded devices, including the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X, began receiving their over-the-air (OTA) update to Android 7.0 Nougat.
Yesterday Google started rolling out the over-the-air (OTA) update for Android 7.0 Nougat for some Nexus devices, and a couple of others.
Last night, Google started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for all compatible Nexus devices. The company is yet to release the factory images of Nougat for its Nexus devices, so right now, the best way for you to get the update on your device is to sideload the OTA update manually.
Google has listed the exact dates until which it will be providing guaranteed software updates for its Nexus devices. It is already widely known that Google provides its Nexus devices with software updates for at least 2 years from their availability, with security updates being available for 3 years from availability or 18 months after the device is stopped selling on the Google Store, whichever is longer.
The Nexus 9 was a popular enough Android-based tablet when it first went on sale, but it looks like it’s the End Days for the slate.
Hot on the heels of a report surfacing that suggests HTC might be building two new Android-based devices for the Nexus program, the company’s current tablet is no longer available.
Samsung added a simple yet powerful feature to its smartphones this year: the home button can be double tapped to launch the camera from anywhere in the interface. Google implemented a similar feature in the power button on the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, and it has now brought the useful shortcut to existing Nexus devices with the Android 6.0.1 update.