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First Nexus-replacing Android Silver phone may be an LG Sprint device with 64-bit processor

Rumors by Andrew Kameka on Monday May 19, 2014.

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Multiple reliable churners of the rumor mill say that Google will cease producing Nexus smartphones next year. In their place will be an "Android Silver" program in which Google works more closely with smartphone makers to build devices that will gain faster access to updates and be supercharged for Google software. You can think of them as the merging of the Nexus program with Google Play Edition phones. The first phone rumored to be tagged as a Silver device will reportedly be developed by LG and ship with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810.

According to almost always accurate evleaks, an LG smartphone running a Snapdragon 810 will be among the first Android Silver devices. The phone will launch on the Sprint network in the US, though it's unclear how it will be delivered elsewhere. It's important to remember that though evleaks is well-sourced and typically on-point with his rumors, nothing is definite until a company says so. There's a number of different ways that things could change between now and the first quarter of 2015 when this device is expected to be released.

With that grain of salt in mind, evleaks reports that the phone will be be powered by the Snapdragon 810. Qualcomm teased its next generation chipset as a quad-core ARM Cortex A57 CPU with up to 2GHz per core and quad A53 cores. The device will be able to support 64-bit computing, 4G LTE Advanced, 4K video capturing or playback, 55-megapixel cameras, and much more. It will be the most capable Qualcomm to date when it's released, and the first half of 2015 commercial release Qualcomm targets means it would be available for the LG Android silver device. That's if such a device exists.

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