Google is reportedly planning to replace the current Nexus devices and Google Play Edition devices with Android Silver family of devices, with 64-bit processors, by February 2015. The next major Android version is expected to be unveiled at the upcoming Google I/O Convention on June 5 in San Francisco, California, where Android Silver project could be brought in the spotlight.
Rumors have it that Google plans to merge Nexus stream and Google Play Edition devices, making way for Android Silver. There might be no Nexus 6 or Nexus 8 in the making as reported earlier by The Mobile Indian.
A number of updates by EVLeaks regarding Google’s plan to introduce Android Silver line of smartphones point toward plans of Google working closely with the mobile chip makers and handset makers. This could mean that Android Silver series of devices will be premium handsets with advanced hardware, full HD displays and minimal handset maker content.
As seen in the past, updates regarding the Google Nexus series of smartphone and tablets are made public before the end of the year. The objective of Nexus devices has been to provide a vanilla-style latest Android version experience on premium hardware, the price dictating these decisions.
With the alleged introduction of Android Silver, Google is aiming to streamline faster and quicker updates to the premium hardware packing handsets. ChristianToday reports that one of the early handsets of Android Silver series will be brought out at the onset of next year by LG, with octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8994 mobile chipset supporting 64-bit processing architecture. LG is familiar with Google’s methodology of creating platform lead devices for Android, with LG Nexus 4 and LG Nexus 5 in its bag.
Google would apparently set aside a large marketing budget for the products to be churned out in the Android Silver range. The Android Silver project is rumored to be planning on the promotion of only five devices or manufacturers at a time, ensuring that the products that would put up a show at the consumer market soon conform to Google guidelines, especially at retail locations.