pandabat, 31 Jan 2017Lame! Why spend money on a half-decent handset only to be dumped after one major upgrade even ... moreThat's why we need source code. I don't buy from companies that don't publish it.
Really Google....If we can't get the update give us pixel XL for 250$ and we all will buy one
My Nexus 4 runs 7.1.1 just fine. Custom ROMs will probably be able to keep the device alive for another year. My fear is Android is now going 64-bit, and staying that way.
The truth of it all comes down to Google now making their own hardware so they would prefer to outdate your phone OS so you can buy a new pixel every 2 years. basically playing Apples game (in their case they get updates, but makes the device unusable lol) the days of going for a nexus /pixel for long term OS updates are over.
Zenodroid, 31 Jan 2017The power that nexus and pixel had over others, are over. Yeah you get the newest OS for a yea... moreOr go ahead and buy *gasp* an iPhone if you really wanted frequent updates that bad.
I dont know why, but some people feel their phone is better than others primarily because they had the latest update. I just dont get that mentality
The power that nexus and pixel had over others, are over. Yeah you get the newest OS for a year or two, and then it's new phone time. Nah, just buy the better phones for the same price.
ProJames, 31 Jan 2017In the meanwhile, Samsung gets Nougat ready for the A5. When finally Samsung gives longer supp... moreOh, will they release 7.1.2 for the A5? Nexus 6 still has 7.1.1 as it's latest OS-update.
I memba i used to get bashed when i said Google didnt support their own phone. Its hilarious samsung is now supporting their phones longer than google nexus
In the meanwhile, Samsung gets Nougat ready for the A5. When finally Samsung gives longer support to their phones than Google on their Nexus... On a midranger.
Most apps are still not optimized for Nougat or even don't support the new features so why the fuss? Google releases android versions and developers take two years to implement features
Security patches are placebo
Kind of a way to trick people that they are protecting their privacy
Apple rolled software update cost into price of iPhones. Google just like to take your money and run.
Anonymous, 31 Jan 2017Wow, good job google. Nexus 6 from late 2014 doesn't get latest update while iPhone 5 from lat... moreNotice how everyone who brings up iOS's support model never takes consistency into account. It's like battery life and prolonged use doesn't count. Smartphone still have a ways to go before software updates reach the performance consistency of PC's.
It is clear that google is focusing only on pixels and forgot the nexus line.
So... sadly, the Snapdragon 805 is being left out by Google Nougat...
And that confirms that Android Nougat will be official only on 64 bit based processors.
Anonymous, 31 Jan 2017Wow, good job google. Nexus 6 from late 2014 doesn't get latest update while iPhone 5 from lat... moreWHAT?!! You can't be serious. Since I updated my iPhone 5 to iOS 10, it became laggy as hell. iOS 8 was smoother for the iPhone 5. iOS 9 makes my iPhone 5 keeps having wifi dropouts. iOS 10 fix this, but like I said, it is very laggy.
Lame! Why spend money on a half-decent handset only to be dumped after one major upgrade even though hardware is more than capable? It's not just Google that does it (I'm looking at you Samsung - the S3 got very little love as a flagship)! There really needs to be something done to make upgrading handsets to latest Android revisions easier.