Google formalized the update guarantee for Nexus devices last year in the wake of the Stage Fright vulnerability, but now it's gone a step further by listing the approximate end-of-life (EOL) dates on its support site. Google added this data at some point in the last few weeks, but it has only now been noticed.
We already knew the approximate length of support for Nexus devices. Security updates are provided for three years from release or 18 months from when they leave the Google Store, whichever is longer. The updates that everyone cares about are the move to a new version of Android, and those are available for at least two years from release date. Having the actual dates on Google's support page is helpful, though. Here's what's listed currently.
- Nexus 5X: September 2017
- Nexus 6P: September 2017
- Nexus 9: October 2016
- Nexus 5: October 2015
- Nexus 6: October 2016
- Nexus 7 (2013): July 2015
- Nexus 10: November 2014
You might notice the Nexus 6 isn't listed. That would be coming up on its EOL date this fall. The Nexus 4 is also missing, but that's long past EOL.
The Nexus 6 is now listed with the expected October 2016 date. We've updated the list above accordingly.
- Google Support