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Google has changes in update policy regarding Android M and Nexus devices

Google IOAs we are speaking, Google I/O is just a few days away, and we are just waiting for some hot new OS, so far known as Android M. However, “a few days” is too long to hold out for, so why not looking around for some outside info? Well, we got you covered, as leaks come out of Android Police show us a potential code name and a new policy in software updating.

Let’s get the code name out of the way. The source has obtained the comments from AOSP source materials, all of which have mentioned a software version called “-dev.” MNC stands for Macadamia Nut Cookie (a mouthful, isn’t it?), according to the source. Of course, as it always does, the final release of Android M will have a different name as the software evolve. But as of right now, Google is calling it Macadamia Nut Cookie.

It is also around the launch time of Android M (presumably this fall) that we are expecting a new Nexus device. But what about the old handsets? Well, it appears that Google is using this new software update to put up a policy in which states how long can nexus devices is being supported by the company. Supposedly, Google will guarantee a two-year software update for all Nexus devices, and up to three years of security patches. This also opens up the question of current two-year or older Nexus devices (4 and 5) might not be getting this update at all? The answer will be coming in the next few days, so stay tuned.

Source: Android Police (1,2)

Via: Pocketnow



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