Nexus 5 is an excellent Android device, but it seems it’s about to reach it’s end-of-life on one of the carriers in the US. According to a new report, the Nexus 5 is placed in the end-of-life list on Sprint.
This means Sprint won’t promote the handset in its store, nor it’s going to send out any carrier-specific software updates for the handset. Any stock which is available in its stores or sales channels will still be sold until they are out of stock.
Well, this shouldn’t worry the users rocking a Sprint’s variant since it receives updates directly from Google due to its developers nature. The device will most likely get the next Android update from Google — Android L — when it launches, but it won’t get any Sprint-related enhancements.
Sprint is the only CDMA carrier to support the Nexus 5, but it’s not confirmed if we’ll see the next Nexus devices — the Nexus X or 6 or whatever it will be called — on the carrier. Google’s expected to launch a new Nexus smartphone next month, alongside a Nexus tablet, as well as the Android L update. Rumors suggest the devices will hit retail in November, but it’s not confirmed if there will be a CDMA supported version or not.
Source: Android Police