Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Receive Two Additional Months of Security Updates
No one should be surprised to find out that Google is trying to get rid of Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. These two smartphones used to be Google’s pride and joy but that ended once Pixel and Pixel XL arrived. Considering that Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are ready to be unveiled during next month, Google is trying to cut off its ties with the Nexus brand. Although, what’s interesting is that for some unknown reason, Google decided to roll out two months of additional security patches to both smartphones.
Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Receive Extra Security Patches
Google has a tradition of a rolling out new security patches every month. The Android parent puts a high price on user security and this is why it doesn’t want any security breaches to be overlooked. Nonetheless, Google recently extended the life of Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P by two months.
Extending Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P’s Lifecycle
The reason why everyone is surprised to see that Google is rolling out two more security patches to Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P is because last year, Google itself confirmed that once September 2017 comes, it will stop rolling out any important updates to these two smartphones. Well, it seems like that date has been postponed until November 2018.
Time for a New Smartphone
What Google is trying to imply is that time has come for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P owners to start looking for a new smartphone. The Android parent has been struggling to find a way to transfer the Nexus fan base over to the new Pixel brand, but things haven’t been going Google’s way. The Nexus fan community is just too loyal for them to give up their daily drivers and to pay somewhere around $900 for the upcoming Pixel 2 XL.