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Google Nexus 6 rumored to be a "lightweight" version of LG G3

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Google’s Sundar Pichai talked about the next-generation Nexus smartphone last week at MWC 2014, telling us that the handset should be released in the second half of the year. That makes perfect sense, since the Nexus 5 (seen on the left) is still a relatively new device. While Pichai didn’t mention the name of the upcoming Google smartphone, it’s probably safe to assume that this will be called Nexus 6. But now the question is: who will manufacture the next Nexus? Will it be Lenovo, as rumored last month? According to Gizmodo Germany, the answer is no.

Reportedly, Gizmodo received some details from a person in the know, who said that the Nexus 6 would be made by LG. According to this mysterious source, the new Nexus will be a "lightweight" version of the unannounced LG G3 - which should be introduced sometime in June (we heard about this before). Previous rumors suggested that the LG G3 would feature a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, a 64-bit processor, and a 16MP rear camera. We’re not exactly sure what lightweight means for the Nexus 6, but we assume the differences between the two upcoming handsets will be mostly about design, not about specs.

As you should already know, LG is the maker of Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 (the former is based on the LG Optimus G, while the latter is based on the LG G2), so the South Korean company is a proven partner to Google.

Gizmodo Germany notes that LG will probably also manufacture Google’s first smartwatch (as we reported not long ago). This could be announced at Google's I/O event this June.

Of course, we should not forget that these are still rumors for now. You know how it goes: nothing is official until it’s official.

source: Gizmodo.de (translated)

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posted on 04 Mar 2014, 20:32 1

1. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Down on fancy, even on grit.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 21:27 25

22. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Lg is getting hotter n hotter every year.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 21:40 14

26. E.S.1 (Posts: 305; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


I'm sure glad I switched from Samsung to G2.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 00:33 6

41. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Me too. Switching from S3 to G2 is the best choice in my life. No more lags, no more useless huge bezel, no more battery drain as found on S3.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 09:44 1

53. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yes I can't WAIT to see what the Google Nexus 6 looks like... Man I have a feeling that phone will be SUPER INSANE!!!

Can't WAIT!!!

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 20:32 16

2. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Really excited! The nexus 5 is a fantastic phone! In fact it maybe the best phone available right now after the Xperia Z2! Nexus 6 will be even better. Long live the nexus line!

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 20:38 4

4. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


What is your definition of "best"? (just curious)

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 20:42 19

9. vincelongman (Posts: 4575; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I think we can all agree that it has the Best value out of all the flagships

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 20:44 1

12. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Not arguing about the Nexus 5. I know its one of the best smartphone deals you can get on earth.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 20:49

15. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Its a wonderful phone and LG does a very good job on their devices. LG proves that you don't need a premium material for premium devices

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 23:47

37. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


I think that overall, the best device on market. I wouldn't mind changing my Note 3 to one.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 01:52 3

46. shahrooz (Posts: 764; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


If I had 10000$ to buy a smartphone right now, I would buy a Nexus 5 again.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 20:40 3

7. iliketech (Posts: 75; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


does the Nexus 5 take good pictures? with the flash?

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 20:45 12

13. vincelongman (Posts: 4575; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Yep, its has a very very capable camera.
Check out the Nexus 5 subreddit or XDA forums for examples.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 23:45 4

35. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


It's not the best, but it's very, very good, considering price, especially.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 20:43 1

10. Scott93274 (Posts: 5029; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I've been told that the battery life is very disappointing for the Nexus 5 which knocks it out of the top phone spot for me, not to state that everything else about the phone isn't impressive. We just all have our own priorities. I will keep a close eye on Nexus 6 and see if it's worth the purchase.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 21:19

19. Professor (Posts: 214; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


I have the Nexus 4 with Kit Kat 4.4.2. Before Kit Kat (ver 4.2) my phone used to last almost 6 hours with blue tooth and WiFi on. Now with Kit Kat it barely last 1 hour the most 2 hours on stand by (not even using the phone) and that's by turning blue tooth and WiFi off AND by setting the phone to ONLY do background downloads when connected to WiFi... So the people that claim that they have problems with poor battery life with the Nexus 5 maybe due to the vampire appetite of Kit Kat 4.4.2 for battery usage.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 22:18 1

30. Scott93274 (Posts: 5029; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Hmm... Well I have 4.4.2 on my Moto X. And it has an all day (And then some) battery life. Though I am a moderate user so I can't say other should expect the same from their Moto Xs. I don't think it's the OS version you have but possibly the battery just starting to go bad. Just a thought.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 06:44

50. Professor (Posts: 214; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Another thing that I noticed with the phone is that now runs super hot in the upper part (in top of the Nexus logo and to the side of camera lens). To the point that sometimes I have to turn it off to let him cool down. Due to that I also was thinking that maybe was the battery (although the battery is located in the lower part of the phone). So I bought a new battery. But still no improvement. Seems somehow "Android System" is always doing something in the background and using more data than any other application. I just wish the new Nexus has either a bigger battery or at least a user removable one... (Currently the battery is way too difficult to replace).

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 20:36 12

3. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I think that both the LG G3 and the Nexus 6 will be amazing phones.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 20:39

5. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


If its manufactured by LG; undoubtedly ;)

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 20:39 1

6. HASHTAG (unregistered)


Since the past two Nexus phones have been manufactured by LG, I think LG should be the maker for the next version.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 20:42 8

8. shead202 (Posts: 50; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Just had a boner reading this.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 20:43 1

11. kozza3 (Posts: 702; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Things they need to improve over Nexus 5

Battery - the one in the Nexus 5 did OK but only just.
Camera - again same as the battery.
Quality Control - This one is big, lots of Nexus 5 I saw had a problem with the LCD either bleeding or stuck pixels and even dust.

Other than that the phone was excellent, super smooth and fast. Also I think they should go with a more solid build, something like ceramic and fiber...

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 20:46

14. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


the things you pointed out make the phone cheap, and at the same time its still excellent.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 21:05

17. kozza3 (Posts: 702; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


I understand those things lower the overall cost of the device but this is 2014 :P

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 21:25

21. Professor (Posts: 214; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


I am happy if just Google make sure it has a 3,000+ battery... Even if the camera, the processor, the amount of RAM and even the display still the same as on the Nexus 5.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 21:59

28. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Are you sure you aren't talking about HTC? I did have to RMA my first Nexus 5 because of a rattling power button. But at least I got a perfect one on my second shot.

Never EVER happened to me when I bought an HTC phone. Usually my third HTC handset still has a deal breaking issue.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 20:50

16. loccoc402 (Posts: 33; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


May lg nexus 6 has 3k battery, 13mpx cam and all other features of g3

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 21:19

18. scsa852k (Posts: 329; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


If Nexus 6 can improve battery life which is the only downside IMO about Nexus 5,
I'll be sold again for 3 straight Nexus phones.

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