Rumors of a brand new program referred to as Android Silver have been swirling for most of 2014, hinting at a brand new effort from Google to get high-end Android phones with limited bloatware in shops and in entrance of shoppers. We haven’t heard a lot about this system these days, although, and now we might know why that's.
According to a report from The Information, Google has hit pause on its Android Silver plans. There are stated to be a number of causes for this determination, together with the departure of Nikesh Arora from Google — who led the cost for Silver — in addition to doubt from Google execs that the trouble would achieve success. It’s additionally stated that hardware makers gave “combined reactions” to Android Silver due to the concessions that they’d should make with a view to take part.
The Android Silver program sounded fascinating as a result of it was purportedly going to supply a number of excessive-finish, close to-inventory Android units that might be straightforward to purchase from brick and mortar retailers. Compare that to the Nexus line, which usually solely consists of one smartphone that’s obtainable from Google and perhaps a service or two. That’s why the information that Android Silver could also be on maintain is type of a bummer. But hey, at the very least we’ve nonetheless acquired that HTC Nexus 9 tablet to look forward to.