Google crushes all hopes of future OS updates and security patches for ancient Nexus Player

It was easy to predict but that doesn’t make it any less sad. Discontinued way back in 2016, Google’s Nexus Player is officially reaching the end of the road in terms of software support as well.

Is “elfin” the Pixel TV or something else entirely?

There’s Android code mentioning a new piece of hardware that is tangentially related to the Nexus Player. But it looks to be very early days.

KRACK patch for Pixel and Nexus devices due in December

On the whole, it’s safe for Android devices to interact with Wi-Fi — even with the KRACK bug in effect — but it’d be nice to get that patch expedited.

Pixel and Nexus devices do not get November 6 level patch for KRACK

Those devices have the November 5 level patch, which does not have the fix. Let’s hope Pixels and Nexuses get there sooner rather than later.

November patch out for Pixel 2 XL and others, but OLED and bugfixes are big

The month’s security update is out with patches to combat KRACK and system vulnerabilities. The Pixel 2 XL is the biggest beneficiary.

Three-year-old Nexus Player officially gets Android Oreo after nasty-looking bug

A bug found late in the pre-release stage made it look like the Nexus Player was uploading hundreds of gigabytes of data in a short time.

Android security patches for July are up for Nexus, Pixel devices

Right after HMD Global updated its Nokia 6 devices in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The big fixes in this set of patches include a major media framework hole.

Android O Developer Preview 3 out with final APIs

Android app developers are being urged to work on their products and implement new APIs in time for Android O’s final launch in mere months.

Nexus and Pixel security update for June patches major Qualcomm holes

Qualcomm is fixing some major security holes with this late update, but Android stays at the general 7.1 level and on Nougat.

Nexus and Pixel images for May are out

While the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are out for major version updates, they continue to be supported for the security updates, like this month’s wave.

Android 7.1.2 images are out for all applicable Nexus and Pixel devices

After hints of the update moving to a limited device pool over the weekend, we disseminate the build names for some clues as to how the sausage gets made.

Android 7.1.2 OTAs heading out to Pixel C, Nexus Player

Odd that two fairly marginalized frontier devices are getting the minor update first. Maybe it’s because everyone’s still playing with Android O.

Android 7.1.2 beta 2: Pixel C gets new launcher, Nexus 6P gets fingerprint gestures

The Pixel C finally gets a launcher of its namesake while the Nexus 6P finally gains something its lesser sibling could do since a while back.

Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta underway today, final release expected in a couple of months

Nougat’s next maintenance release is Android 7.1.2, already heading out to select Pixel and Nexus devices in public beta form.

Android 7.1.1 Nougat launches

If you have a Google Pixel or an eligible Nexus device dating back from at least 2014, you’ll be getting this iterative update over the next weeks.

Android 7.1 Developer Preview teased, could be finalized in December

Android is getting a few aesthetic tweaks, deep app shortcuts, better live wallpaper amenities and image keyboard feature sorting.

Nougat rollout for Nexus 6P is indeed delayed, Huawei still working on it

The exact cause of Google Nexus 6P’s Nougat delay remains under wraps, but Vodafone Australia claims Huawei is working to resolve the “issue” ASAP.

Google loading Android Nougat images for Nexuses today

Nexus smartphones dating back to the Nexus 6 will have files ready today, perhaps tomorrow. The Nexus Player, Pixel C and Nexus 9 are also on the list.

New Nexus Player? Nope, definitely the same at FCC

A new FCC application for ASUS’s old Nexus Player only means that a software update is incoming. And it comes with less power.

End of life for the Nexus Player at the Google Store

The Google Store has stopped selling the Nexus Player as have most other retailers. Will a second-generation product come forth?

Google providing Nexus OTA packages for ADB sideloading

Google’s providing more options for Android obsessives and developers and not making their lives too miserable after a full image flash.

Android N Developer Preview OTA on the roll for some devices

If your Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 or Nexus Player is on the Android Beta Program, you may have already gotten your first OTA update.

Android N developer preview makes an early arrival: split-screen and more

Learn about split-screen support, enhanced notification options, and all the changes in today’s surprise Android N developer preview release.

Android 6.0.1 lands for Nexus devices with a ton of new emoji (factory images available)

Android 6.0.1 updates are incoming, armed with a bunch of new emoji characters. Get your factory image now for early access.

Washed-out on-screen colors with Nexus hardware? You’re not alone

Google’s tracking down the cause of Nexus Player video problems with Marshmallow, while it’s already got a fix for similar Nexus 5X/6P issues.