Android Silver hopes to whip OEMs and carriers into shape

By Ron Amadeo

Google

The Information (subscription required) is reporting that Google’s line of Nexus phones is going away and will be replaced by an “expensive” new program called “Android Silver.” The new program would effectively pay OEMs and carriers to sell devices that meet Google’s specifications.

The specifications would limit the number of non-Google apps that are preinstalled on the phone, or at least make non-Google apps uninstallable. In exchange, Google would provide as much as $1 billion to promote Android Silver devices through advertising and in-store kiosks. The program aims to …read more

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