Google is not ending the Nexus program in favor of Android Silver, reveals Head of Android Engineering

Friday, June 27, 2014

/ by Abhinaya
For quite sometime Google has been rumored to ditch the Nexus lineup of devices, but the entire tech world is expecting the Android maker to launch a new Nexus device alongside the introduction of Android L platform later this year. Actually, Google is all set to modify the way it rolls out its high-end smartphones and for this the firm is working on the Android Silver program.

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Under the Android Silver program, the manufacturers such as Samsung, Motorola, LG and Sony will build the Android smartphones according to the particular specifications claimed by Google and carriers such as Verizon and AT&T will retail these devices.

While this concept is all set to debut in 2015, there are speculations that Android Silver will replace the popular Nexus device lineup. It appears like these will remain as gossips and that the Nexus program will continue and that a new Nexus device based on Android L will be launched in Q4 of 2014.

According to Dave Burke, Head of Android Engineering and Nexus Program at Google, the search engine giant will announce a new Nexus device with Android L as it usually does.

In an interview with ReadWrite, Burke said, "People just get excited by concepts and forget why we do things. We are still invested in Nexus. Android Silver is not something that we are commenting on right now. People have been commenting about Nexus because there is something else and they think that means the end of Nexus. That is the totally wrong conclusion to make.”
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