The rumor mill has been churning out reports about a new program called “Android Silver” that’ll see Google team up with manufacturers to create high-end Android phones with limited non-Google apps and prompt updates. It’s been suggested that these Android Silver devices will replace the Nexus program, but now a Google employee has suggested that that may not be the case.
Speaking to ReadWrite, Google’s Dave Burke has said that his company is “still invested in Nexus.” Burke, who works as head of Android engineering and the Nexus program, explained that the arrival of one thing meaning that Nexus has to end “is the totally wrong conclusion to make. Unfortunately, Burke wouldn’t comment on Android Silver.
Many Android fans like the Nexus program because the devices offer a pure Google experience, receive prompt updates and, as of late, have done so at an affordable price. While Android Silver is rumored to include high-end devices with speedy updates, a lot of folks would likely still prefer the reference devices that the Nexus line offers. Here’s to hoping that what Burke says is true and that the Nexus program is here to stay.