Android Silver Program Allegedly Put On Hold By Google

By 02:46 Wed, 21 Jul 2021 Comments

According to a report in The Information, Google’s Android Silver program for high-discontinue smartphones has been put on hold. Allegedly, some employees of the search giant have expressed doubt about the venture’s success.

The Information reported back in April that Android Silver would aim to deliver high-discontinue devices with stock user interface and timely Operating System (OS) updates. Google reportedly committed as much as $1 billion to acquire the project going.

The departure in July of Nikesh Arora, Google’s Chief Business Officer has apparently dealt a blow to the ambitious project. Mr. Arora was in charge of overseeing Google’s partnerships with both hardware manufacturers and wireless carriers.

Google’s partners have purportedly expressed mixed reactions over the project as well. Overall, all signs point that we will have to create do with the Nexus family going forward – the previously rumored LG-made device will stay on ice.

Google’s current mobile efforts include the rollout of the Android One family of devices in India. This particular project is a lot more lucrative, as it aims to bring affordable smartphone experience to over a billion people.

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