A brief history of Google Nexus
According to multiple rumours Google is been reportedly trying to shut down the Nexus program and starting up a new Android Silver. Though never a big seller Google’s Nexus program has had a big impact on Android. Let’s have a look back.
Nexus 1 the first so called Google phone debut January 2010 made by HTC featuring the then brand new Android 2.2 froyo – That’s always been a Hallmark of nexus, featuring the latest and greatest android with nothing added by the Manufacturer i.e. not Touch Wiz, Sense, Timescape. Google has released one Nexus phone per year rotating between the top Manufacturers.
After HTC made the first Nexus Samsung took over making the Nexus S in December 2010 and followed by the Galaxy Nexus in 2011.
LG has been the latest Nexus OEM making the Nexus 4 in 2012 and the Nexus 5 in 2013. The Nexus 5 is only 6 months old which means the new model wouldn’t be expected out till late this year. Google hasn’t released sales figure still it says that the Nexus 5 is a “Strong Competitor”. And in 2012 Google expanded the program with 7 and 10 inch tablets.
But let’s circle back to android silver, the closest thing to that which we have right now is Google Play edition phones- A selection of top end handsets of brands like HTC with purer vanilla android experience.
If Silver replaces the Nexus gunning to the High ends- What will fill the void in the middle?
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