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Android Silver reportedly launching in February 2015, will replace Nexus program


We first heard about Google’s new “Android Silver” program back in April. The service will reportedly be centered around the idea of providing support to customers after they purchase their Android device, including things like 24/7 live support and a new “Never Lost” feature, reminiscent of the iOS Find my iPhone feature. A later report also detailed that Google would partner with Android device manufacturers for the service, perhaps as early as early 2015.

Now, notorious Twitter leakster Evleaks is getting in on the Android Silver news with a trio of cryptic tweets. The first one simply stated that “There is no Nexus 6. Farewell, Nexus.” Ev then tweeted “Don’t worry, there’s a silver lining to this could.” Finally, the leakster posted “Android Silver, circa February 2015.”

We’ve heard rumors of the Nexus 6 for a few months now, but if these tweets are to be believed, then the device does not exist and that the Nexus line has reached the end of its life. The odd thing, however, is that if Android Silver doesn’t launch until February 2015 and the Nexus line is through, then that would put a 1 and a half year gap between the Nexus 5 and first Android Silver device.

We don’t have any reason not to believe Evleaks, as his information is nearly always spot-on. Given the amount of rumors we’ve heard about Android Silver, it seems almost certain that the service does exist and is coming. But it’s still rather odd that it’s replacing the Nexus line of devices.

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