LG's first Android Silver-based device to be a Sprint exclusive?

LG reportedly testing an Android Silver device that would be the Nexus successor, exclusive to Sprint.

Anthony Garreffa
Published Sun, May 18 2014 7:36 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

If the current reports are true, it looks like the first Android Silver smartphone will be made by LG, a closer partner of Google. The new LG smartphone is powered by Qualcomm's MSM8994, which should be the super-quick Snapdragon 810.

LG's first Android Silver-based device to be a Sprint exclusive? |

The weirder part of this rumor, is that it will be exclusive to Sprint. The weirdness continues, with evleaks tweeting that the Nexus 6 will not happen, and that the Nexus series is dead. The Silver Certification program at Google will reportedly take over, as it will limit companies from putting bloatware onto their phones, such as the Galaxy S5 and all of its pre-installed apps.

Google's new initiative has stemmed from Samsung reportedly being called into the Google HQ, with the search giant telling Samsung that it wasn't happy with the gimmicky apps it was installing onto its smartphones. Considering Samsung is the biggest Android-based seller, most peoples perceptions of Android come from a Galaxy-branded handset. The included bloat and non stock Android UI is a real downer for Google, something it looks to change very soon.


Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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