7 Things to Know About the July Nexus 5X Android 8.1 Update

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The Nexus 5X Will Stay on Android Oreo

The Nexus 5X Will Stay on Android Oreo

The Nexus 5X Android 8.1 update will be one of if not the last major updates the device officially gets from Google, but that doesn't mean support will end. 

Google originally said it planned to stop security updates for the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X in September, 2018. The company changed those plans in 2017.

Google now says it plans to roll out security patches to the Nexus 5X through November 2018 giving you several more updates to look forward to. After that, support for the Nexus 5X will stop and you'll be on your own. 

Unfortunately, the Nexus 5X won't get Android 9.0/Android P. Google says there are no guaranteed Android version updates for the Nexus 6P after September, 2017 and the company's Android P beta confirms those plans. 

The Android P Developer Preview is currently live for all Pixel models except for the Pixel C tablet.

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  4. Peter

    01/31/2018 at 10:26 pm

    Too many of Google’s base apps have been crippled on multiple devices. The need to NOT perform any quality assurance has been the new imperative. On nexus 6p I can no longer answer a call IT IS A PHONE have been forced to install a 3rd party app to use my phone as a phone BRILLIANT.
    On my yoga book, chrome has been replaced because of unbearable predictive text issues.
    I have never owned an apple product, but the dominant player in the market seems determined to push me to a different world.
    Pathetic really.

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