Google Nexus Program isn’t dead, says Google’s Dave Burke

Google Nexus Program isn't dead, says Google's Dave BurkeIf you were worried that Google was scraping the Nexus program, then don’t fret as a Google employee recently revealed that the Nexus project was still alive. He also said that the Android Silver program too was real, which means we could see the best of both the projects from the company in the coming future.

This time it was ReadWriteWeb’s Dan Rowinski who had a chat with Google’s Engineering Chief Dave Burke who revealed that rumors about Google shifting focus to Android Silver program were untrue.

“We are still invested in Nexus,” said Burke, “Android Silver is not something that we are commenting on right now.”

We expected this reply as Google has not yet announced Android Silver officially, so it would take some time before we get some more details about the project. But on the other hand, the news about Nexus would definitely make a lot of fans happy, given that Nexus devices were one of the most popular Android handsets out there.

“People have been commenting about Nexus because there is something else and they think that means the end of Nexus. That is the totally wrong conclusion to make,” he said.

“You can’t build a platform in the abstract; you have to build a device. So, I don’t think it can or will ever go away. And then, I think Nexus is also interesting in that it is a way of us explaining how we think Android should run. It is a statement, almost a statement of purity in some respects. I don’t see why we would ever turn away from that, it wouldn’t make sense.”

So, according to Burke, the Nexus program will be alive as long as Google is busy developing and releasing an Android version.

This also means that the next Nexus device, aka Nexus 6 could be around the corner. Some sources say that the company has already begun with the production, so it could hit the markets before year end. This raises another question, about the maker of the device. LG out rightly denied reports of a future Nexus device and no other manufacturers have hinted of such a device from their side. But the same source says that the device in production is of 5.5 inches much like the LG G3. So, even if LG is denying its involvement in the next Nexus device, the company may not be telling the truth.

End of the day, the good news is Nexus isn’t dead and we will soon get another Google branded device from the Android Silver lineup too.

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