Android Silver program has been pushed on the back burner after Nikesh Arora left Google

By September 17th, 2014 AT 11:39 AM

According to a report from The Information, Google has decided to put the Android Silver program on the back burner as soon as Nikesh Arora left Google around mid-July 2014. Nikesh Arora was Google’s sales chief and was also responsible for putting together plans and resources for the Android Silver program. Even though Android outnumbers iOS by a huge margin in terms of market share, Apple earns the maximum amount of smartphone profit. The Android Silver program was aimed at grabbing some market share from the fists of Apple, especially in the North American market with premium devices and consistent software updates, directly from Google.

Android Silver Devices Program

According to the report, neither Google nor carriers were much interested in the Android Silver program. We had earlier discussed whether the Nexus program could co-exist in peace with Android One, Android Silver and Google Play Edition devices. But with this news, it would be safe to assume that we might see more Nexus devices. Motorola and Google are reportedly working together on a 5.9-inch Nexus device which is codenamed as “Shamu”. Could we see the HTC Nexus 9 along with Motorola Nexus 6 in the coming future?

Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.

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Really that is weird.


*I think its because of Nikesh Arora’s sudden departure from Google which has made so many predictions go wrong. I mean both evleaks and Edward Murtazin had reportedly confirmed the demise of Nexus and I also became sure Nexus would be dead after the launch of Android One devices.All of a sudden Nikesh left Google for Soft Bank and thereby his proposal of dropping Nexus and launching Android Silver was also dropped along with his departure. At least that’s what I infer otherwise people like evleaks would make public statements only if they are sure. * According to me Android… Read more »

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Rama,could you please give analysis in a brief manner?
That would be a very much helpful thing for persons like me,i don’t like reading elaborate passages and paragraphs since my school days.Just brief and points only needed.


My comments seem big but trust me they are nothing in front of actual analysis you get on international tech websites like CNET Tech Crunch etc. If you ask me it will take only 3-4 mins to read my comment.I can’t write short comments because as I keep saying I always feel like supporting my comments with enough proof and examples.


Hi Rama, it’s better you write articles instead of comments man. I think you have lot to say and comments section is not appropriate for it. Anyway it’s my opinion.


As you can see when it comes to tech posts the comments section on Telecom Talk is not as thriving as say a telecom post so I end up writing big comments and I don’t think its much of a distraction. Yeah I agree that they might be better classified as articles but for that TT should have guests article section kind of stuff if they do that I would write articles as a guest or maybe just share my thoughts.

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