This is absurd, but I understand why. Google isn't an OEM and it relies on OEMs to make a Nexus. Now with these Android OEMs waiting to be given their chance of making a Nexus, prolonging it for more than 2 years becomes unsuitable to others. Further to that Google's business is not of phones and we can't expect them to hang onto phones for that long. Tough luck the only escape route for fandroids is closing.
CodeRay, 22 Jun 2016weird... 4 of my friends, my father, elder brother's ip4s (total of 6 of it) are currectly on ... moreIt must be so strange for you to be surrounded by people with iPhone like that and they are all complaining! Why can't they follow you to Android? Troll detected!!!
I can't understand how there are people that defend Google for this decision. Is absurd 2 years of updates.
Clear as s$h!t.
They give a set end-date for android updates but no clear end-date for security updates.
galaxyS7, 22 Jun 2016New version update demands more Powerful hardware. IOS or Android the same. that is why oem do... moreA top phone from 2 years ago (s5, LG G3, probably LG g2) easily can put up with 4 years of updates.
ajju, 22 Jun 2016when will next nexus wil be launch?Sept - October
Moto xt1053(2013) endup with boot optimizing every boot after update to 5.1. Motorola owned by google when 5.1 updated, and the fact some nexus had the same problem, therefore google has a duty of care fix all line moto x 2013 before stop service
Apple provide longer software support... sure,when u pay for the high price
u can buy 2 nexus with one iPhone cost, if they don't support it 2x as long then it not deserve the high price
but i still hope google can give the same support so customers can have a cheaper phone with similar or better software support
HeartGold69, 22 Jun 2016Ipad 2 (2011) will get ios 10, do you know what that means? It means that apple cares about th... moreIpad 2 and 3 are way too slow to use with the latest IOS updates, you type and wait for it to show up.....
All info points to IPad 2, or iPad 3 not being included in the iOS 10 update group. You do have iPad 2 mini. With the iPad 4 being the only device of the old name scheme being updated to iOS 10.
Image from WWDC 2016 http://media.fyre.co/K1fUGsvQGqrPDrOVJIUZ_iOS%20update.png
SamX, 22 Jun 2016custom roms are for geeks, ordinary people does not have the time and luxury to be testing uns... moreNew version update demands more Powerful hardware. IOS or Android the same. that is why oem don't update their phones after certain time. Apple do update so that customers will change their phone because of the lag. Once you update you are screwed, you can't go back to previous version in IOS. Iphoners think apple doing a nice thing for old customers but unfortunately it's a trap.....!!!!
Ipad 2 (2011) will get ios 10, do you know what that means? It means that apple cares about their customers unlike Google lol.
Hahaha, what you pay is what you get,no more updates buy a new phone lol!
My nexus 7 2013 is on latest marshmallow from ota updates. So that table is a rough guide only
I think it's absurd that Google only supports Nexus phones for two years!
My iPhone 5s will get iOS 10.
That's 3 years of continuous updates for a "popular " phone
oh crap..i think want to buy nexus 6p..because of no more update after sept 2017 i have to choose another brand or android..break my heart..crap
The bottomline is buy new hardware to run the newer software optimized the best for it. Don't expect software support forever. Two years is about right. Windows Phones couldn't update forever and that isn't quite as fragmented as Android and WP is better optimized for lower end hardware. People grateful with iPhones getting updates beyond two years, good luck with that and its already degraded battery. It will lag after three years updating them.