Android P will not come to the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, or Pixel C

Android P, which has just been launched as an initial preview for developers, is found to have dropped support for dated Google devices, including the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones and the Pixel C tablet. The Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C were launched in 2015 with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Yes, there isn’t any Nexus device in the queue for the next big Android update. The minimum support and update period page for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P details that the devices have “no guaranteed Android version updates after” September 2017, and no guaranteed security updates after November 2018.

Ars Technica received a confirmation from Google regarding the dropout of the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C from the list of devices receiving Android P this year. Folks at Android Police spotted that Google hasn’t included a Developer Preview image for the Nexus Player.

Specifically, if you own a Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P, the latest move means that your device will not receive any further major update beyond Android 8.1 that was released in December last year. This also confirms that you won’t get all the great features of Android P through an official channel. Google will continue to provide security updates until November 2018.

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