When it comes to updates, the Android world is notoriously plagued with delayed schedules. These became even the more pronounced this year with Android Lollipop's haphazard update schedule across devices from various manufacturers. Google's Nexus devices on the other hand still fare off better when compared to the rest of the packs for updates, and looks like the software giant is looking to further build on this.
Android M To Guarantee Updates For Nexus Devices According To New Information
When it comes to Nexus devices, you'll be guaranteed updates and software security patches for two years. Folks over at AndroidPolice have manged to get some sources to talk about Google's next software update plans, and they put Nexus users in for some good news today. Nexus devices will be getting major system updates for two years after OS release and security patch updates for three years after OS release, or 18 months after Play Store purchases, for whatever period that's longer.
The above rules won't be for new Nexus devices only. Users who purchased the Nexus 10 and the 2013 Nexus 7 will still be receiving upgrades for two years following the date the devices were taken off Google's Play Store. The Nexus 10, which came out in 2012 is off the update schedule so users shouldn't expect their device to receive updates. AndroidPolice rates the confidence level of this information 9 out of 10, so you should be pretty confident in this information. It also expects Google to make this new schedule public at the next Google I/O scheduled to take place in the following week or until the launch of the next Nexus. So perhaps we won't have to wait much longer to get some official scoop on this information. Regular updates for Nexus devices will only help boost their popularity. Interesting? Let us know what you think in the comments section and stay tuned for the latest updates.