Google is at an end with the Nexus program, we are not entirely sure what they want out, but according to recent reports Android Silver is the way for Mountain View to promote really impressive Android smartphones and will offer incentives attached to these promoted phones.
Android Silver will be available on carriers stores, Google will have a list of things they want manufacturers to achieve with their phone, fair price, near-stock Android, good design, and in turn they will offer incentives like sponsored data and free loaned smartphones if the consumers loses their original phone.
It looks like Android Silver will be held off for a few more months and possibly to 2015, with a new Chromium code leak showing the Nexus 6 and Nexus 8. The leak comes from SmartDroid, a German website that got a few screenshots of the code, showing both the devices named.
Google might have just thought about Android Silver and already employed manufacturers to make the Nexus devices for 2014, but the general idea is these will be the last in the program, set to finish at the end of this year, meaning Android Wear will most likely not have a Nexus device.
The Nexus 6 will reportedly be built by LG and based off the LG G3 design, set to come out sometime in July. This will be after the June Google I/O conference and may push the launch of the Nexus 6 back to fall, sometime in September or October.
The Nexus 8 will be built by HTC, a new manufacturer in the tablet space that has not made a tablet for a while now, ever since the HTC Flyer flopped. This will be their reentry into the market and we are excited to see what lessons HTC have learned.
Android 5 will be the big feature at Google I/O, set to change the entire user interface on the home-screen, lock-screen and every Google app, alongside adding Google Now to third party apps and new mobile payment solutions.