The Nexus 6P is one of the best mobiles to come out of 2015, in part because of how Google prioritizes software updates for its own line of devices.
But, as with all honeymoon phases, the Nexus 6P, along with the rest of the Nexus bunch, will face a time when Google will cease rolling out new updates for existing hardware. As expected, Google has so far been coy about the exact end of life of its signature smartphones and tablets, until today.
The internet and software giant has listed the end-of-life (EOL) dates for Nexus devices on its support webpage. The approximate dates are true to its guarantee for the Nexus line, which is “at least two years from when the device became available on the Google Store.” Here’s what we know from the website.
Notice that the Nexus 4 is missing. Not that it matters, as the phone has long reached EOL status.
As for Android One smartphones, the support page claims “all (hardware) partners have committed to giving software updates for at least 18 months after the phone’s launch.” That means at least one major upgrade and several smaller security updates thereafter.