RIP: Google Won’t Be Updating the Nexus 6P, 5X, or Pixel C to Android P

It looks like Google’s lineup of high-end devices from 2015 will no longer receive major OS upgrades. As confirmed to Ars Technica, Google will not be upgrading the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, or Pixel C tablet to Android P when it’s released later this year. This comes as the first developer preview of Android P makes its way to Pixel and Pixel 2 devices everywhere.

It’s worth mentioning that Google did only guarantee two years of major OS upgrades for these devices so this isn’t a complete shock. Still, it’s always sad to see devices die off. Fortunately, for users, Google will likely still provide security updates until at least November.

Also worth mentioning is the absence of an Android P preview for the 2014 Nexus Player. It’s probably safe to assume this device is also being cut off, although we don’t know for sure just yet.

Sad face emoji here.


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