Google Gives Nexus 5 Fresh Start
Google has pulled all plugs on software update support for the Nexus 5. Many had already seen this coming when the device was excluded from the latest Android update.
The Nexus 5 failing to nab a spot in the Android 7.0 beta list and the ‘expiry dates’ listed by Google for its Nexus device was clear indications of its impending death.
Nexus 5 had hit its three-year milestone in November. This means Google is no longer obligated to provide security updates. But, the listing had disclosed that despite the device nearing its death, the Nexus 5 will not be deserted right now.
Google will continue providing the Nexus 5 with its monthly security patches even after the device passes that date. Well, that’s what most people are speculating right now. However, the Nexus 5 is not really dependent on Google for it remain alive.
The Nexus 5 is a device for developers and power users so it only needs the Nougat source code to be made available and for developers to make a CM14 custom ROM, which was done in just a couple of days after the Nougat launch.