Another reason to believe Google is dumping Nexus range for Android Silver

We have heard a couple of times that Google is all set to ditch the Nexus line of devices, that have proved such a huge hit in the last couple of years. And, here’s another reason to believe why it could possibly be true.


Evleaks - with a track record of providing accurate information about yet-to-be-announced smartphones – reveals that Google will not be releasing a Nexus 6 this year. Further, the prolific tipster tells users not to worry as there's a ‘silver’ lining to this cloud, clearly hinting at Android Silver.


Take a look at both tweets below:




Earlier reports suggest Google will replace the Nexus line with a range of premium smartphones and presumably tablets under a new brand name, Android Silver. Earlier this year we heard Google was taken aback by some of the new UI features in Samsung’s TouchWiz, which prompted the company to ask the Korean manufacturer to scale back the customisations.


It is also believed that with the new lineup Google will retain control over the software side of things, making sure the experience is consistent across devices regardless of manufacturer. This is in line with Google wanting a greater say in how Android looks in OEM devices. One of the requirements, according to The Information, is that manufacturers limit the number of non-stock apps they load on to the device, or allow users to remove them.


LG and Motorola have been signed up as hardware partners for Android Silver, but there’s no word on involvement of Samsung, HTC and Sony, three other major Android manufacturers.

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