It looks like absolutely nothing is able to stop the Google Nexus 5. While Google may give up on the handset the developers certainly aren’t. Google wasn’t able to stop developers from taking on the device and offering up the latest version of Android and Cyanogen couldn’t either.
There were many people worried when those behind CyanogenMod, which is the base for custom ROMs, pulled the plug. With the end of them it means that there isn’t any place to host the CM builds and hundreds of Android devices rely on the ROMs. It also meant that the source had been lost to continue running the nightly builds.
The good news is that owners of the Nexus 5 and other Android devices on custom ROMs should not worry about losing support from the direct replacement of CM, Lineage OS, who is now starting from the beginning.
The Nexus 5 along with 5X and Nexus 6P is going to get support from Lineage OS and will be updated to Android 7.1 Nougat. It won’t have the CM14.1 name as it has been rebranded to Lineage OS 14.1. At the moment we don’t know if it is going to be getting updates weekly or nightly.
While the Nexus 5 has been listed the Nexus 4 along with the Nexus 6 haven’t, but that’s not to say that won’t be.