We’ve long known when Google’s Nexus and Pixel devices will stop receiving Android version updates. While it sucks, the devices will remain functional. But most importantly, they will remain secure because Google will continue releasing security patches for them.
Today Google has announced when the last security patch will come to each of its current and past devices. This is when the device ceases being entirely secure. Though this is not a huge issue (keep in mind, most non-Google devices are not on the latest security patch anyway), it’s something to consider after owning your device for approximately three years that Google supports it.
While many devices on this list are already unsupported, this will give you a good idea of when it’s time to upgrade your device. Three years of support is not only above average, but pretty good as far as smartphone longevity goes. And if you recently picked up a Pixel, you still have over two years of support to go!