Earlier today, @evleaks revealed there will be no Nexus devices from Google, and users expecting a Nexus 6 later this year should stop thinking about it, as the project is dead now.
Instead, it will be taken over by the Android Silver program, which will launch in the middle of the first quarter of 2015. Now, the prolific leaker says LG will be one of the first manufacturers to launch the Android Silver device, which is expected to hit Sprint in the United States.
He further said that the alleged device will be powered by Snapdragon MSM8994, which we know as the Snapdragon 810 processor with 64-bit architecture.
The infamous @evleaks tweeted, “LG handset, running a Qualcomm MSM8994, to be among first Silver devices. Successor to the Nexus 6 initiative, expected on Sprint in the US.“
This isn’t the first time we’re hearing about the end of the Nexus line up. A rumor also hinted a few months back that Google will discontinue the Nexus line up, and will focus on the Google Play Edition devices.
As with the Android silver program, it seems the case is a little similar as the GPE devices, but with more participation from Google’s end. Rumors suggest Google will work with OEMs to launch more high-end devices with less bloatware, and timely updates, as well as marketing and promotion in carrier stores.
It’s saddening to see the Nexus line go, but let’s just wait for an official announcement from Google.
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