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Android P leaves behind some of Google’s best devices

by Brandon Russell | March 7, 2018March 7, 2018 3:00 pm EST

If you own a Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, or Pixel C, you can forget about upgrading to the newest version of Android. With the arrival of Android P, Google has confirmed (via Ars Technica) that the company’s trio of devices won’t receive the future update.

Although the devices are nearly three years old, it’s still an unfortunate turn of events. The Nexus 6P remains one of the coolest Android phones, while the Pixel C is among Google’s last competitors in the world of tablets. These devices will continue to exist, of course, just without moving past Android 8.1.

Google promised to support these devices for two years with major software updates, with one additional year dedicated solely to security. Seeing as these devices came out in 2015, it’s not surprising to see them left behind.

For now, the only phones in Google’s arsenal that will receive Android P include the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. Of course, there will be a wider range of phones that will eventually receive the update once Android P is released this fall.

If you value the latest software and you’re using one of these older devices, you might want to think about finally upgrading. For what it’s worth, Google said the Pixel 2 will receive three years of major OS upgrades and security updates.

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Brandon Russell

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