Google are about to stop supporting the Nexus 5 and they have been inundated with complaints from owners of the device. Of course owners of the handset had been hoping that they would be treated to Android 7.0 Nougat.

The security updates for the Nexus 5 are set to come to an end in November and this means that the device will then be at risk and officially it is dead. Security patches have been keeping the handset alive and well but when they stop the device is going to die off.

There is some good news despite the fact that Google isn’t going to be offering security updates for the Google Nexus 5 and this is that you can update unofficially thanks to the CM14 ROM. This can be flashed onto the handset. Even with this the device is going to be left vulnerable as it won’t be receiving the security patches from Google.

Do you own the Google Nexus 5 and are you sad to hear that Google is about to give up on the device?

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1 Comment

Chris Laarman · October 9, 2016 at 5:25 am

Yes, I’m sad to know that my Nexus 5 is given up by Google, especially as upgrading it to Nougat apparently was easy.
I don’t exactly know the scope of the anti-malware app I’m using.

I do hope that another OTA patch will be due, at least annihilating the final bit of the plunge in battery life it suffered some five months ago (as did my Galaxy S6).

But I’m also cross about my Nexus 10 being left on Lollipop. And I wonder what Google has in store for my Pixel C (at least on Nougat).

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