Yesterday, @evleaks revealed that Google does not plan on releasing a new Nexus handset later this year. Instead, the company will be directly releasing a high-end Android Silver series of devices early next year.
Today, he has revealed some more information about LG’s Silver device, slated to be among the first in the series, and a “successor to the Nexus 6 initiative.”
This handset from LG will be using Qualcomm’s MSM8994 SoC (a.k.a Snapdragon 810), which is among the company’s first high-end 64-bit chips, and will be available on Sprint in the United States. His tweet does not clarify whether the handset will be exclusive to Sprint’s network or will be available under other networks as well.
Looking at Google’s track record and what the previously leaked Android Silver report suggests though, we can definitely expect this and other Silver handsets to be available unlocked and SIM-free in online and retail stores.
As reports have indicated, Android Silver will contain devices from multiple OEMs so expect details about other Silver devices to leak sometime in the future as well.