The whole high-end Android scene has become increasingly complex of late, with bog standard flagships and Nexus variants and Google Play Editions. The story goes that Android Silver will address said complexities, but we hadn’t realised just how soon things would change.
February 2015 is the latest Android Silver ETA, and – somewhat surprisingly – we’re told not to expect a Google Nexus 6 in the meantime.
Credit goes to @evleaks, with a trio of tweets over the weekend providing an update on the whole Nexus/Android Silver thang. They sound a little something like this:
1. “There is no Nexus 6. Farewell, Nexus.”
2. “Android Silver, circa February 2015.”
3. “LG handset, running a Qualcomm MSM8994, to be among first Silver devices. Successor to the Nexus 6 initiative, expected on Sprint in the US.”
The Google Nexus 6 was expected to be a slightly watered-down variant of the imminent LG G3, based largely on the fact that the Google Nexus 4 was based on the Optimus G, while the Google Nexus 5 was essentially a reimagining of the LG G2.
As such, it’s no surprise to see LG’s name among the “first Silver devices”. It’s thought that we’ll see several big-name manufacturers in there, while Nexus usually meant just one chosen son in any one generation.
Inevitably we’ll hear more on Android Silver logistics in the coming months. In the meantime, check out these words.