Handsets made by LG will reportedly be the first among Android Silver devices that will replace Google's four-year-old Nexus smartphones.
A series of leaks reveal details about Google's long-rumoured Android Silver project.
Well known Twitter leakstar, evleaks, recently confirmed there would be no Nexus 6 and that there would be no further Google Nexus smartphones. He then confirmed that Android Silver devices were expected soon with availability sometime around next February.
In a new disclosure, evleaks claims that LG handsets will be one among the first Android Silver lineups. The devices will be powered by Qualcomm MSM8994, which is said to be Snapdragon 810.
This makes sense, considering previous rumours according to which LG and Motorola were expected to be the top contenders for manufacturing the Android Silver smartphones, wherein Google would limit the number of third party apps that could be pre-installed or mandate users to be able to uninstall the apps.
Other manufacturers such as Samsung, HTC and Sony are still in contention as hardware partners.
Google is said to have spent $1bn for the manufacture of Android Silver which will target the United States and other developed markets.
In April, Qualcomm introduced its next generation mobile processors for Snapdragon 800 tier: Snapdragon 810 and Snapdragon 808 processor. As the company claims, the Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors are the highest performing platform so far, with 64-bit enabled and LTE-equipped chipsets.
Both the processors integrate Qualcomm's fourth generation Cat 6 LTE Advanced multimedia modem together with support for Qualcomm RF360 Front End Solution and 3x20MHz Carrier Aggregation, enabling speeds up to 300MBPs. The design of the processors is based on 20nm technology with Cat 6 LTE, advanced multimedia features and 64-bit capability.
Evleaks also noted that the Android Silver device by LG will be the successor to Nexus 6 and it would be exclusive for Sprint.