Google's Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P may have just received their final software update
by Adrian Diaconescu / Nov 07, 2018, 8:05 AM
Because it’s 2018 now, and three (mostly failed) Pixel handset generations have already been released, it’s time to kiss those guaranteed security updates goodbye, as highlighted on a Google support webpage that recently confirmed the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are set for three Android version updates.
The Nexus 6P and 5X were never extended that favor, launching with Marshmallow goodies pre-installed, then receiving Nougat and Oreo promotions only. But monthly security patches continued to roll out simultaneously to eligible Nexuses and Pixels... until yesterday.
Of course, just because these are no longer guaranteed, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll stop straight away and for good. If any major security vulnerability is discovered in the near future, we fully expect Google to do the right thing and patch it up on the two oldies.
But as far as routine security releases are concerned, you probably shouldn’t hold your breath. It’s the end of an era, ladies and gentlemen, and it’s not like you didn’t know this was coming. Now if only Google had some sort of a coherent plan to gain relevance on the global mobile hardware stage...
Google Nexus 5X OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow View Full specs
- Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 12.3 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 2700 mAh(20h talk time)
Google Nexus 6P OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow View Full specs
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 3450 mAh(23h talk time)
Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 21, 2014
I'm waiting on my Pixel 2 XL to arrive but my Nexus 5x has been a champ! Best camera phone I've ever had, smooth performance, and it was super affordable. I will probably keep it just as a backup camera and music player when my Pixel 2 XL arrives. Thank you Google for the Nexus program! My Nexus 4 was also good for it's time
posted on Nov 07, 2018, 3:18 PM 0
Posts: 1827; Member since: Aug 27, 2009
I didn't know the Pixels have been a failure. This is news to the world. Sure they don't sell in the millions of units like the Galaxy line, but they sell pretty well. It's impressive Google kept these phones up to date for 3 years, considering the SD 808/810 were throwaway chips from Qualcomm. I don't think there was a decent phone released with one of those chips. Even Samsung skipped them with their S6.
posted on Nov 08, 2018, 7:55 AM 0
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