Earlier today, Google officially unveiled Android 7.1.2 for several Pixel and Nexus devices. The company also confirmed two devices that won’t be getting the update.
The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will not receive an update to Android 7.1.2. Google hinted at this when it omitted the N6 and N9 from its list of devices that will receive the final 7.1.2 update, then the company straight-up confirmed that neither device will be updated to Android 7.1.2.
While the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will not get Android 7.1.2, they will continue to receive security patches through at least October 2017.
Google has said that the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 were no longer guaranteed Android version updates after October 2016, so lately it’s been more of a “when” and not an “if” today’s news would come. It’s disappointing that the N6 and N9 won’t receive the next Android version update, but the good news is that they did receive Android 7.1.1, so they got the improvements and features included with those updates, like app shortcuts.
Do you have a Nexus 6 or Nexus 9? Does today’s news have you thinking about upgrading to a new phone or tablet?