Google extends security support for Nexus 5X, 6P

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We don't know why, but Google has just extended support for the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X by increasing the security patch lifespan by two months, pushing it back from September 2018 to November 2018. Both the phones were officially scheduled to stop receiving security updates and support after September 2018. This simply means that the aforementioned devices might not receive guaranteed security updates after this period from Google. Since the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are already around two years old, the security update for both of them will end in November next year. Normally, the pattern under which Google pushes out device support includes two years of significant Android updates and three years of Android security updates.

Since, the device line of Nexus has been dead practically, therefore Google has brought its new smartphone "Pixel" as reference device as well as the Android One program is supposed to be taking place of Nexus.

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Only a couple of weeks ago, we saw several user reports who confirmed that Google was sending a Pixel XL as a replacement to faulty Nexus 6P units. Of course, there is no official confirmation has been done by the company, but the last action of Google seems to be supporting that speculation, i.e. the extension of the date of security updates of Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.

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