Android M update rumored to guarantee Nexus updates

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There’s a whole lot we don’t know about Google’s next version of Android, but we do know it will be called the Android M update. There have been a number of rumors pop up over the past few weeks regarding Android M, and a new one is good news for some consumers concerned about updates.

Last week, a rumor about the Android M update suggested that it will focus on improving battery life and optimizing RAM usage. Manufacturers are throwing a lot of the latter under the hood these days, and there are several 4GB models on the way as well. The improved battery life will go hand-in-hand with the newly optimized memory, and other features like fingerprint scanner support are rumored additions as well.

Android M is said to solidify things on the update front as well, by laying down a guaranteed release schedule for future updates. According to the report, all Nexus devices will get “major” system updates for two years. Security patches are guaranteed for three years after the OS release date or for at least 18 months from the date of purchase, whichever is longer.

While it’s great to get “guaranteed” updates on a timeline, some will probably be put off knowing their updates are coming to an end soon if they own an older Nexus device. Don’t fret though as the key word is “guaranteed” and we all know Nexus devices tend to have a much longer lifespan than most handsets. It’s also just a rumor for now along with everything else surrounding the Android M update, but that will change later this week when Google I/O kicks off.

source: Android Police

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