The Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X are almost two years old, but the Pixel and Pixel XL are still young in the market having just seen the light in October 2016.
What makes a smartphone stay lively and exciting to use over its period of existence are software updates. With this in mind, many people usually start thinking about getting a new device when the one they one stops receiving crucial software updates.
For Google, the company usually supports its devices for a period of two years, meaning that the time is almost here for the Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X handsets. So, if you are still asking yourself when you should make the jump to a new phone from your current Nexus or even Pixel phone, well, Google has the answers for you.
According to the tech giant, the Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X will no longer receive major software updates beyond September 2017. In short, Android O will be the final update these two devices will receive, but the pair will keep on getting security updates as well as telephone and/or online support until September 2018.
If you own a Google Pixel or Pixel XL phone, the update that follows Android O will still be available for your device. After October 2018, there will only be room for monthly security updates alongside telephone or online support, which will run for another year and end in October 2019. For those who are still using the older Nexus 9 and Nexus 6, the devices will not receive any form of support after October 2017, be it security updates or telephone/online support.
What this means is that after October 2019, those on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL will no longer be able to call or chat with any Google support team in case they encounter issues with either phone. The story is also the same as far as Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X are concerned, but these two will enter this stage a year earlier.