Every month a new update to Android is posted, primarily consisting of security fixes. You can take a look at each month’s security bulletin, published the first Monday of each month. This month, fixes include SSL remote code execution vulnerabilities and in the stock messaging app. These fixes get compiled into a new system image and gets pushed out to Android’s source and Nexus devices.
This has become a fairly regular occurrence for these devices, including the Nexus Player. However, after a week, the Nexus Player still has not received the system update. The website still shows February as the last update. We waited a week before this story was published to check whether the update was delayed or not.
What happens if the Nexus Player ends software support? Does that mean there’ll be another device? It’s difficult to give definitive answers to these questions, but it does seem at this moment like the Nexus Player will no longer be receiving updates.
Update: I’d like to issue a correction to this article. It took a little over a week for the March 2017 image to be added, but it is available now and some users are reporting that the update is available for their devices.