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There won't be a Nexus 6 from LG, says a company exec

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There won't be a Nexus 6 from LG, says a company exec
According to LG's Communications Director Ken Hong, Google should have approached LG by now, if it wanted this year's Nexus phone to be made by the company, just like was the case with the Nexus 5. "I know at least not yet. Normally, we were informed," said Ken Hong in an interview. "That can mean two things. Either I got ignored, or we simply won't be making [the Nexus 6]," he joked.

LG's Communications Director isn't saying, however, that there won't be a Nexus 6 or Project Silver handset from Google this year, just that all indications show it might not be LG making it. He is actually fine with another manufacturer picking up the slack of manufacturing Google's subsidized Nexus line: "If you can develop a Google phone that gives credibility. But money you earn is not easy, and you become too dependent on Google." He also chimed in on the Nexus 5 initial supply issues, stemming from the unexpectedly high interest in the handset: "Google determines how many phones are to be made, and we do that. If it is stated that LG produces too few Nexus phones, the media then is simply incorrect. We get asked, we deliver." 

If LG isn't the one making the new Nexus phone, or whatever Google chooses for the naming this time, we are wondering who might be crafting it this time around. HTC is rumored to produce a high-end Nexus 8 tablet for Google this year, which might be unveiled as soon as Google's I/O conference next week, so HTC might also be the one tasked with the Nexus 6. Google, however, has kept tablet and phone suppliers separate for the Nexus line so far, so anything is possible, we'll just have to wait for more info to trickle down the rumor mill.

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posted on 18 Jun 2014, 03:16 5

1. fzacek (Posts: 1378; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I'm pretty excited for the Nexus 6. Hopefully it stays at around 5 inches and does not become a phablet...

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 04:00 7

12. Finalflash (Posts: 1572; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


I would even want it to take a step down to between 4.0 and 4.7 inches. We have big super phones, need smaller super phones now. Also, I think Sony should make this one, they haven't even made one nexus device while others have made more than one.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 07:11 2

24. WindowsiDroid (Posts: 108; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


4.7 inches is the sweet spot for me but if the OEMs can make a phone that can be use in 1 hand I would likely to buy that phone.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 13:08 1

31. TheFirm (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Jun 2014)


Where does one acquire these baby hand a that you possess? I'm 5'7 and can handle any phone size and can even handle the nexus 7 with one hand.....

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 20:42

33. vishalaestro (Posts: 40; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)


i really love the size of moto x .perfect for a smartphone without any sacrifices in screen size.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 14:18

32. fzacek (Posts: 1378; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Yes, I love that idea. 4.7 inches would be great for one handed use, like the Moto X...

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 07:17 2

25. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6226; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I just hope it WILL BE A SONY NEXUS this time

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 10:01

29. Jinto (Posts: 336; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


Remember the Sony Nexus X?

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 10:42

30. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1293; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Sony has never done a Nexus.
HTC did the Nexus 1
Samsung did the Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus
LG did the Nexus 4 & 5
And if you want to get technical, you could say the original Motorola Droid was a Nexus without the Nexus name. But officially Sony and Motorola have not done a Nexus phone.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 03:20 4

2. ThePython (Posts: 223; Member since: 08 May 2013)


#MotorolaNexus6

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 03:31 7

3. aayupanday (Posts: 513; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


#AppleNexus6 X-)

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 03:38 3

5. boosook (Posts: 932; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


It will never happen. The main reason why they sold Motorola (and possibly the only reason) is that they didn't want to compete with their own partners, mainly with Samsung. So it's unlikely that they will choose Motorola for the next Nexus. What's more, Motorola's current firmware is already stock android with only some minor modifications and is updated almost as fast as Nexus phones, so a Moto Nexus would be useless.
This time they could choose HTC, since HTC is having a hard time and needs help. They did the same with LG and Asus.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 03:36 4

4. khaledmhawesh (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


i wish its HTC

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 03:54

9. ihavenoname (Posts: 1318; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


If LG is out, HTC comes first to mind. Samsung and Sony seem unlikely, and I can't really imagine Asus Nexus 6. One chance might be that it's completely Google and like Apple they have outsourced production somewhere.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 03:41 1

6. xche78x (Posts: 100; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


Nexus Octa LTE (or Nexus 5 Ultra) made by Foxconn, MT6595 LTE Mediatek Soc. 13 megapixel Sony IMX Sensor back cam, 5 megapixel AF front cam, 2gb ram, 16/32gb storage, Full HD IPS, Asahi Glass & Android 5.X.X. $299/$349

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 03:49

7. xche78x (Posts: 100; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


cannot edit so i replied to my own post: make that 3gb ram

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 03:51 1

8. tenho1982 (Posts: 58; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


The phone was made by Samsung, LG, HTC and still not many buying it. If it is produced by Foxconn then the name of Nexus phone will surely die.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 05:22 1

22. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3066; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


You mad bro?! Nexus phones were never meant for mainstream market and sales, and they've been selling quite well lately.
PRO TIP: Check the word nexus in dictionary.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 05:14 2

20. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3066; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Mediatek!:-@ I'll kill ya for that, those POS shouldnt come near the royal pure blood of Nexus.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 06:54

23. imkyle (Posts: 979; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Yeah I would take that.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 07:40

26. UglyFrank (Posts: 366; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


The GPU is weaker than the adreno 330

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 03:58

10. OldNorseBruin (Posts: 147; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


I would love to see a 6.44 inch phablet with QHD, IPS screen...and IP 58! Wish LG, HTC, MOTOROLA, or Sony would build one...

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 03:59 1

11. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2513; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


I get the feeling there will be no more Nexus devices. Hopefully Google I/O at the end of June will prove me wrong :)

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 04:09 2

13. NokiaFTW (limited) (Posts: 1900; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


HTC has made a Nexus device, Samsung has made two Nexus phones plus a tablet, LG has also made two Nexus phones. I think we might most probably see a Nexus device from Sony or Motorola/Lenovo this year since these are the only two major Android OEMs that haven't made a Nexus device yet.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 04:29

14. EgyDroid (Posts: 104; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


I WANT A XPERIA NEXUS!!!!!!

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 04:41 2

15. vuyonc (Posts: 171; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Sony Nexus!

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 04:50

17. vuyonc (Posts: 171; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Makes sense since they're working on cheaper waterproof phones

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 05:11

19. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


If Google would choose Sony to make the upcoming Nexus, and following the trend of LG, then Z3 would likely be the template for Sony Nexus?

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 04:45

16. TylerGrunter (Posts: 874; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


I wish for a Sony Nexus, but I think it's going to be HTC.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 05:11

18. Barracuda (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 Feb 2014)


that's what they said last time about the Nexus 5, they still made it...

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 05:16

21. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3066; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Motorola please :-)

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 08:03 1

27. AfterShock (Posts: 2540; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Can't go on without Nexus's.
There's many OEM that could make it, maybe LG needs a break.
Moto or Sony would be welcomed warmly.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 08:23

28. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3066; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Yup bro, nexus devices have a unique experience imo the best. Motorola Nexus would rock.
Hope they just put a bigger battery and I'm certainly in... Nexus 5's poor battery turned me off.

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 06:15

34. bilalahmed247 (Posts: 9; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Nokia Nexus6

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