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Google partnering with LG for the next Nexus phone

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Google partnering with LG for the next Nexus phone
LG received a big boost for its mobile business by becoming the manufacturer of the fourth Nexus phone last year, the Nexus 4. Of course, that shouldn't be attributed to pure luck or something like that. There was a certain period last year when LG managed to outperform its competitors in the Android industry by introducing some pretty amazing tech, which debuted in the Optimus G and Nexus 4. And while the marketing of the Nexus 4 was a complete disaster, same as that of most previous Nexus handsets, it looks like Google has decided to partner with LG once again.

The Korea Times has released a new report claiming that both companies are currently working on the next Nexus handset (Nexus 5?), and judging by the timing, we guess that the development is already in the late stages. What's interesting is where Motorola and the so-called X Phone fit in all this. Will the Motorola X Phone and the LG Nexus 5 be form two separate product lines?

Unfortunately, we may not get an answer to these extremely interesting question at this year's Google I/O, as recent reports claimed that Google plans to unveil just one device there, and that's expected to be a revamped Nexus 7. Nevertheless, we're still going to cover Google I/O (kicking off on May 15) in detail and bring you all the news from the conference.

source: TheKoreaTimes via AndroidBeat

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posted on 03 May 2013, 07:17 32

1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Awesome LG and Google! Bring it on! :)

posted on 03 May 2013, 08:21 29

14. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


LOL, why are you getting dislikes?
Probably because no nexus from Samsung.

posted on 03 May 2013, 08:24 8

15. Tsoliades (Posts: 228; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


Totally getting this new phone on T-Mo in December.
Can't WAIT! :D

posted on 03 May 2013, 08:34 15

16. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


If there is a next LG nexus they must focus on camera and music features! Get a good lens and a better audio chip!

posted on 03 May 2013, 08:36 1

17. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


It should'ev been ™SONY™, not LG this time®

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:07 2

22. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


If Google would have released a Nexus 4 LTE for Verizon I would have bought it, but now the only phone for me will be the EPIC Samsung Galaxy Note III.

I can't even imagine what a 6" 1080p full HD screen will look like. All I can say is that it will indeed be super sexy.

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:11 23

25. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I guess they want Google to partner with Sony, HTC, Huawei etc. to make a Nexus.

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:13 7

26. debugger919 (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


LG haters are stupid.

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:16 7

28. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I agree!

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:17 3

30. Diazene (Posts: 129; Member since: 01 May 2013)


LG isn't that good, the camera, touchscreen and overall durability of the nexus 4 were horrible

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:19 22

31. LukeTT (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Probably because they don't own a Nexus 4. Don't get me wrong, i wouldn't mind Samsung, HTC, or Sony making the next Nexus. But LG making it is not a bad choice by Google. The Nexus 4 was, and still is, a great piece of hardware.

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:19 4

32. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


There are two maybes for the EPIC Samsung Galaxy Note III,

1. Same design again
2. New beautiful design with BEASTY specs and features

And for me, I will choose number 2, I believe in Samsung this time, they need to make the Galaxy Note III EPIC!

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:20 7

34. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I agree with you! :)

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:21 9

35. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Those are not LG haters, those peoples want Google to partner with other manufacturers, not LG again. :)

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:24 5

37. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Are you sure? I've tried the Nexus 4 before and it is nice, the only bad thing is the Nexus 4's back is slippery.

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:26 3

40. Jcdz100 (Posts: 16; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


May be it's time for HTC... Impress with one....

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:48 3

44. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Why? What phone has LG produced that has truly wow'ed anyone? None of the LG devices have impressed me. I love their TVs but just haven't been impressed with their phones.

posted on 03 May 2013, 10:18 4

45. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


It's always going to be BEASTLY. The Note series typically has killed the Galaxy S series historically. I really see no difference this time around.

Samsung can hit it out of the park if they ever put a metal casing on the Note III. Let's see what comes of it. Either way it will be Samsung's best mobile device EVER.

+1

posted on 03 May 2013, 10:18 3

46. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


I want it to be oppo :(

posted on 03 May 2013, 10:58 7

49. Rayzin (Posts: 83; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Camera - not the best, downloaded LG's camera app and now it performs amazingly.

Touchscreen - Oustanding!

Durability - Mine is still in perfect condition, and I'll trade durability for premium look/feel any day.

posted on 03 May 2013, 11:43 7

55. Aeires (unregistered)


Because people give red thumbs if you've ever said something negative about what they love, or something positive about something they hate. Red thumbs rarely have much to do with the actual comment you just made, it's about how people hold childish, insecure grudges based on comments you made weeks/months previously.

Red thumbs on this comment in 3..2..1

posted on 03 May 2013, 11:46 4

56. Aeires (unregistered)


Best phone I've ever owned, and I've had 3 HTC's and 3 Samsung's previously. Build quality is outstanding.

Thanks for the LG camera app tip, I'll search Play for it.

posted on 03 May 2013, 11:49 3

57. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Red thumbed because you asked for it! lol

posted on 03 May 2013, 11:52 1

60. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Totally agree with you!

+1

posted on 03 May 2013, 11:53 3

61. Aeires (unregistered)


lol

Have a green one back!

posted on 03 May 2013, 11:55 1

62. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Hmm......it will be possible if Oppo wants to make Nexus, but Oppo didn't think about that yet.

posted on 03 May 2013, 12:05 1

63. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


ME2+1™

posted on 03 May 2013, 12:06

64. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


11 Reds, wow: for SONY™

posted on 03 May 2013, 15:19 2

68. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


I do agree. Nexus from Sony.. um, not now but I think HTC is now mature enough to gear up the nexus line up. HTC one is the best example of their maturity. Its the best monster out there!

posted on 03 May 2013, 15:22 2

70. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


I keep wondering why PA is not blocking you even you are trolling Nokia and LG but whenever I comment against Apple and Samsung they block me.

P.S Phonearena is biased.
Now they are going to block me

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