Report: ‘Android Silver’ Could Be Google’s New Premium User Experience

Report: ‘Android Silver’ Could Be Google’s New Premium User Experience
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Online rumours claim Google is planning some sort of premium owner experience for future Android phone buyers: The Android Silver scheme is said to encourage networks to babysit owners of phones, guarantee the latest version of Android and show them how to buy stuff through Google Play.

The news, which comes via documents seen by Android Police, suggests the scheme would see a maximum of five premium Android phones covered by the user happiness agreement at any one time, with the idea being to require network staff to help users migrate settings and data to their new smartphones, while a Google team mans a 24-hour Hangouts live support line to further train new owners in the ways of Android.

The rumour suggests only devices with “no or very limited customisations” to Google’s code would be included, so, if it’s a real thing, it’s most likely to apply to the Nexus line and the US-only Google Play editions of phones such as the Galaxy S5 and HTC One. [Android Police via Techradar]

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