The Nexus 5 may be an aging device in the current Android ecosystem but there is really no solid reason to be concerned over its survival. Even Google isn’t capable of stopping developers from producing the latest Android systems for this Nexus.
When CyanogenMod (CM), the main platform where custom ROMs are made for Android devices, pulled out from the project, many people were obviously worried.
This is because CM’s death meant that there will not be any more platform for all the CM builds for the truck-load of Android devices all over the world. To add salt to the wound, this also meant that it will be losing the resources needed to run the nightly updates.
Lineage OS has taken over CM but there is a possibility that less popular devices will be getting the ax in terms of custom ROM support as the company is starting from scratch.
However, Nexus users have absolutely nothing to worry about. The Nexus 5, along with the Nexus 5X and 6P, are eligible for the Lineage OS 14.1.
That said, the Nexus 4 and Nexus 6 failed to make it into the approved list of devices for the Lineage OS 14.1. Click here to see the entire list of supported device along with their download links.