Android Marshmallow says Adios to Nexus 7 from 2012


With Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to the market and receiving high admiration, the software is all set to be part of various gadgets. The list of devices announced by Google that would include this mesmerizing software is Nexus 5X and 6P, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player. However, news that has spread a wave of sorrow among the fan is the exclusion of Nexus 7 from 2012 from this list. 


The fact of Nexus 7 (2012) being kicked out of this list is tantamount to the fact that Google considers this phablet to be out of the ark and it seems to end of the line for Android. Although, there were rumors that 2012 Nexus 7 may get the Marshmallow update, however, by observing that the device is still facing problems with the recent ongoing operating system, the authorities at Google decide to call it a day.  The other phablets of this flagship such as Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 would be unable to receive the Marshmallow update.

There is also good news as some of the developers have hatched a plan to figure this issue out for 2012 Nexus 7. However, updating 2012 Nexus 7 would also have some limitations under that method.

Good news for some of the gadgets in Nexus Flagship is that these devices would continue to receive security patches under Google’s monthly patch program. Apart from Android Marshmallow, these devices would continue to get updates through Google Play for other operating systems such as Android 5.1 that is still considered to be fresh and updated software by most of the experts.

We will also let you know about the latest updates about Nexus Series as soon as we get notifications from Google.

  • cristobal nazareno

    Android 5.1.1 really ruined our tablet. Charging problems become worst. Takes almost a day to fully charged. Draining battery issue etc. Nexus 7 user. We hope that google will give us a stable update before leaving us. Android marshmallow please.

  • Easy

    Need to really develop an cohesive future release plan for devices. When buying a device it should be clear that new OS version will be pushed to it for whatever period makes sense …3 years actually seems a bit long especially given Moore’s law and processing growth potential. To the great point mentioned in the article, security patch availability and support needs to have a time frame expectation created “on the box”. Buyers of a 2012 device should know that for a particular period of time that their device would have a particular lifespan…whether 2,8, or 12 years, owners should be able to have a reasonable expectation of how long is there device going to be useful.