When Google launched the Android 7.1.2 Nougat developer preview, many folks in the Nexus community were disheartened. This was due to Google confirming that Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will no longer gain software support.

However, this does not imply that Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 owners will have to let go of their device. One good example would be the Nexus 5. Although Google stopped supplying OS updates to this device, it still manages to survive.

Thanks to dedicated custom ROM developers, the Nexus 5 owners are still able to jump into Google’s latest updates by flashing them on their own – with a little help from online guides.

When the Nexus 5 was first released, it was considered to be a top dog as it came with a 4.95 True HD IPS+ panel which boasted a full HD 1080 X 1920 pixel resolution.

And up till today, the Nexus 5, equipped with Snapdragon 800 clocking in at 2.3GHz paired to an Adreno 330 graphics processing unit along with 2GB RAM, is still capable of giving users a stable performance even with heavy usage.

Judging from the fate of the Nexus 5, we feel positive that all hope isn’t lost for the Nexus 6 as well as the Nexus 9. As long as custom ROM developers are around, these devices will definitely remain fresh with Google’s future updates.