galaxyS7, 22 Jun 2016And it's android... There is always custom roms.... I know guys using galaxy s2 running custo... morecustom roms are for geeks, ordinary people does not have the time and luxury to be testing unstable custom roms. it takes a lot of know how on installing custom roms, you need to root, check if the bootloader is unlock, flash the custom recovery, enter recovery, delete all data on the phone, shop for a custom rom on xda, download it, transfer it to the sd card or internal storage, flash the custom rom using the custom recovery, test it if its stable, if not then you have to look for the OEM rom for your unit, flash it back.
for those people who like flashing custom roms on android thats just for the people with lots of time to spare in their life. for the busy people with their life they dont have time for this crap
In that case Xiaomi is better. Mi3 still getting updates and now upgradable to MIUI8.
Rotikia, 22 Jun 2016Then that is no point I go for nexus anymore. luckily I havnt grab my 6p :D Why wouldn't you go for it. The N6p is flawless and nexus line is first to get all the latest updates. And AFAIK there are no other OEM's that push updates to their devices for more than two years or maybe not even two years...
Will my nexus 5 get android n?
I heard it was rumoured that google is working for android n nexus 5!?
It is just abusrd to treat phones like throwaway devices after two years. Can you imagine if Microsoft of Apple refused to update Windows or OS X for desktops and laptops older than two years?
The reality is people will keep using the phones, but they will be insecure. That is also absurd. In this era of ever increasing hacks and identity theft, companies should be doing more for security not less.
galaxyS7, 22 Jun 2016Why is everyone disappointed here....? I am pretty sure that nobody is using a phone two years... morei used my LG P880 for 3 years. to be fair, though, there never really were any updates to begin with. an upgrade from 4.0 to 4.1 and a couple of small ones, that's it.
now i've been using an Xperia Z1C for a year with CyanogenMod slapped onto it and i'm probably gonna keep it for at least another year.
i think many people use their phone for as long as it lasts them
Flossy420, 21 Jun 2016Iphone 4s is still getting updates even after 5 years
Step your sh** up androidYes, but at what cost? The problem with iPhone updates is they get slower and slower because Apple models the newer iOS on newer hardware. I see so many iPhone 4s owners who wished they never updated beyond iOS7. Almost every iPhone I owned started to become laggy by its third annual update. Anything beyond two years and expect lag and getting jipped on features.
Google should model new software on minimal hardware. So say they keep doing Project Svelte to run in the least amount of RAM. Every low end to high end phone will benefit longer. The best software is the one that usually came with the phone out of the box because it was optimized the best for it. Then fairly safe to update within that two year time frame before possible lag after. Software updates is such an overrated thing.
And it's android... There is always custom roms.... I know guys using galaxy s2 running custom marshmallow roms....
Why is everyone disappointed here....? I am pretty sure that nobody is using a phone two years here. I never did..... Not a big thing.. And don't compare with iPhone... we don't have much choices in iphones ....lol
Here you go...this is a disappointment.
True, when we talk about iDevices, we can't argue about software updates...lets not argue about that.
What I don't get is why Google would only update their phones for only 2 years? Anyone that gets a (new) Nexus device, they all should be entitled for 3 years of updates and then 12-18 months of security patches.
I'm not even gonna mention Samsung...Slowest updates and they like to update a phone nicely for 12-18 months then ditch crap on phone to make it slower, so the customer would opt for a newer, more expensive model....
PS: I'm not hating people, these are just facts and multiple experiences/phones I've had over the years.
no wonder why iphone dominates over androids because of terrible software updates ongoing
Anonymous, 22 Jun 2016I switch my phone every 6 months, but this is still disappointing.Lol......😁
Then that is no point I go for nexus anymore. luckily I havnt grab my 6p :D
That's pretty much the same amount of support as other OEMS released just a few months later. Should have been an extra year, at least.
disappointing for only two years, but nexus still gets updates faster than android oems
I switch my phone every 6 months, but this is still disappointing.
The Huawei 6P will most likely to still get updates even after September 2017... but its just not a 100% guarantee.. jeez, you guys need calm down!
This is a horrible decision. This is like an unbelievable April fool's joke turning out to be real news. Horrible.