The time seems to stand for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, not as with the brothers of similar age, and in fact today we find that there is a ROM that allows updating to Android 7.1 Nougat, and the version is already available to users since some days. Clearly there are problems and the ROM is not ready to be used every day, but that does not detract from the fact that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is still valid smartphone for use with a hardware that is not yet obsolete.
While this update is not recommended for day to day, it is a good way to experience something new and give new life to your beloved Galaxy Nexus, which at the time represented, along with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a real revolution for the world of Google. You can follow future developments and download the installation file through the official thread in the open XDA forum. If you are installing, do not forget that it's not ready for everyday use, but for those who want to see how it works, they can still squeeze the last drops of life to this device.
Recall that in July, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was already updated to Android Marshmallow. Nearly five years ago, the Korean company, in collaboration with Google, launched this smartphone. While official support for the phone stopped at Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the community has allowed it to get here, not without some infirmities of age. Today, thanks to the efforts of CyanogenMod and XDA developers, the device can boast a new support.