Speculation is building in regard to Google’s reported plans to replace its Nexus line of devices with a new range of Android Silver smartphones.
The rumours are now gaining traction through more reliable sources. One of these is popular Twitter leaker @evleaks, who has revealed that Google will scrap its Nexus line and therefore will not release a Nexus 6 device.
There is no Nexus 6. Farewell, Nexus. [discussion: http://t.co/dMTT3g393q]
– @evleaks (@evleaks) May 16, 2014
According to @evleaks, Android Silver will replace the Nexus range by February of next year.
The Android Silver programme will feature high-end devices from various OEMs running stock Android and provide a new Google experience. Silver devices will be built to Google’s specification, with speedy updates and a limit on bloatware.
@evleaks also added that LG will be the one of the first manufacturers to release an Android Silver device in the form of a smartphone powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor.
LG handset, running a Qualcomm MSM8994, to be among first Silver devices. Successor to the Nexus 6 initiative, expected on Sprint in the US.
– @evleaks (@evleaks) May 17, 2014
Still, we must reiterate that these are rumours (no matter how reliable the source) and Google has yet to release an official statement on its plans for its Nexus range.