There were rumors at the end of last month that Google is replacing its Nexus line of devices with high-end Android Silver phones. Last week, Chromium code of Nexus 6 and Nexus 8 were spotted online on the Code Review page. Today, popular Twitter leaker @evleaks has revealed that Google is planning to scrap its Nexus line and hence we will not see a Nexus 6.
There is no Nexus 6. Farewell, Nexus. [discussion: http://t.co/dMTT3g393q]
— @evleaks (@evleaks) May 16, 2014
According to him, Android Silver will replace the Nexus line by February next year. The Android Silver programme will feature high-end devices from various OEMs running stock Android and provide a new Google experience. Silver devices would be built to Google’s specification, with speedy updates and a limit on bloatware. The company is also expected to spend heavily on advertising and marketing of these devices and make them more consumer centric. Google will set up booths is popular retail stores to show off the Silver devices.
LG handset, running a Qualcomm MSM8994, to be among first Silver devices. Successor to the Nexus 6 initiative, expected on Sprint in the US.
— @evleaks (@evleaks) May 17, 2014
Evleaks further added that LG will be one of the first OEM’s to associate with the Android Silver program. The first Android Silver phone will be powered by 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor on-board. For now, details about Google’s latest move are scarce and it is not clear whether Google will replace the entire Nexus range.