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Google's Nexus Player streaming device won't be updated to Android P when it arrives.

Not updating a device to the new software version is effectively the makers' way of letting it die. Without the latest software, it won't be able to run the latest apps, and will miss out on new features.

It will also be more susceptible to hackers and malware, as the security provisions won't be kept up to date.

The news isn't that unexpected. Google hasn't sold the Android TV-powered device since the summer of 2016. Though those who bought one before then are still being left high and dry.

However, Google isn't giving up on its TV ambitions. Mentions of a sequel to the Nexus Player (complete with Google's Pixel branding) have been spotted within the company's source code. So we could see a new Google streaming box soon.

The Android P update has only been confirmed for Google's Pixel smartphones so far. It will be unveiled at Google's I/O conference in May, possibly alongside a new TV streaming device.

Source: Android Police

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