Google to shelve Nexus range of smartphones? Will launch Android Silver handsets next year

Saqib Shah
May 19, 2014

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.

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.

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.


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Saqib Shah

Tech/gaming journalist for What Mobile magazine and website. Interests include film, digital media and foreign affairs.

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