Android M to set update life, Nexus devices get 2 years

Android logoUnveiling a new smartphone OS version has become a lot like a sporting event, drawing a lot of attention and seeing people guess at the outcome months before it even happens. The Android M Super Cup is drawing near and some already think they know how it will go down.

We already established that Battery life and RAM usage will supposedly be the stars of the match, not for the first time either. Now, a new report says that Android M will make it explicitly clear how long a device is supported. Nexus phones will get 2 years of major OS version updates, 3 years of security updates after the OS release or 18 months after you buy one from the Google Store, whichever is longer.

Keep in mind this is just a rumor for now and even if Google does end up announcing these update terms, there are no guarantees things will work as advertised. Also, "M" is rumored to stand for "Macadamia Nut Cookie." Google I/O starts this Thursday and will bring official details.

Source: GSMArena

Tags: Android, Google, OSes

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