Google to Possibly End Nexus Line in 2015

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Google Nexus 10Mobile tech-world insider Eldar Murtazin recently tweeted that the Google Nexus line of smartphones and tablets would be ending by 2015, to be replaced by the Play Edition lineup (which he also suggests will be rebranded before launch).

Murtzain said Google still plans to introduce “2 or 3” Nexus models this year.

This information is very preliminary, and while Murtazin has been known to break stories months before their official announcements, not all of his insider information turns out to be correct.

Nexus Out, Play In

The Google Play line is a group of tablets and phones that are offered by Google already installed with a “stock” version of the Android OS, with any modifications made by the device maker removed. The Google Play version of the LG G Pad 8.3 is one example.

Google’s Nexus brand launched in 2010 with the Nexus One smartphone, and is one of the most prominently supported lines by Google for app developers. They are also the first Android devices to receive updates to the operating system.

The most recent tablet added to the Nexus family was the Nexus 7 (2013). The company did not refresh the Nexus 10 last year, but a Nexus 8 has appeared in recent rumors.

Source: Eldar Murtazin

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