Nexus 4

Nexus 4 smartphone. Author: Arek Olek [CC-BY-SA-2.0]

Android devices that are older than 2 years usually get dropped from support. It wasn’t surprising that at the beginning of this year Google told that Android M will not be available for Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and the Nexus 7 (2012). That caused users to upgrade their devices or believe that the company will change its mind.


It seems that things are not so pessimistic after all. According to a new report a fresh update was discovered in the AOSP repositories of Nexus 10 (manta) and the update was marked as ‘android-m-preview’. The same update has been published for Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2012).


Google might be testing builds of Android M for those devices and if it feels that the software can run without any issues it will officially announce Android M for them. Android M was unveiled during I/O developers conference. The premiere is expected to take place in the fall.


Undoubtedly it is a very good news for owners of the older Nexus devices. Regardles of any rumors we will have to wait for more details.