Many people care about whether or not they are going to get the latest software for their handset but then some people couldn’t care less whether they do or don’t. Anyone who likes to have the latest software simply cannot go wrong with the Nexus handsets.
However the Nexus handset shouldn’t be too told and the Nexus 4 is a device that is getting on so we shouldn’t expect Android 7.0 Nougat to arrive on the device. If owners want this device to be updated then they should turn to the developer community.
The Nexus 6 is set to officially expire in October of this year and this is a handset that may get Nougat, however some owners haven’t really expected the update to take so long in coming.
The delay may well be due to the fact that Google does show indifference to their older devices or the issue could be down to genuine issues with the Nexus 6 and Nougat. Whatever the reason it tells us that maybe it isn’t worth making an investment in stock Android phones in the long run.
The Nexus 5 was recently cutoff due to the strict enforcement of the two year before on Nexus and Pixel handsets and this showed the loss of timely support for models that are coming close to the expiry. This may make people second guess the upcoming Google Pixel handsets.
You do have to wonder whether it is going to be worth paying out $650 to $750 just so you can get your hands on a device that comes with software longevity better than the Samsung Galaxy S7.