Today, as Google rolls out the Stagefright patches, it also announced the new policy for security updates and Android updates. From here on out, all Nexus devices will receive security patches and updates for the longer of three years from initial availability or 18 months from last sale of the device from the Google Store. Major updates, however, will be continued for only two years.
Google has done well with supporting its devices, this new policy brings it in line with Samsung, except Google, is faster with releasing updates. Starting this week it will release OTA updates that are focused on security as well as normal updates. These updates will be going to the Nexus 4,5,6,7,9,10, and the Nexus Player.
Both the Nexus 5x and 6P released with Marshmallow and with this new policy it could carry them both as far as Android O.
Below are the devices and dates listed that Google promises to update with the latest Android. (Left out all past dates.)
- Nexus 5X- September 2017
- Nexus 6P- September 2017
- Nexus 9- October 2016