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LG once again is the rumor mill's guess as the manufacturer of the next Nexus handset

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LG once again is the rumor mill's guess as the manufacturer of the next Nexus handset
A visit by Google engineers to LG headquarters this past Monday has the rumor mill buzzing that the manufacturer will be called upon once again, to produce a new stock Android Nexus handset. Earlier this month, the smart money was betting that Huawei would be given the opportunity to deliver the next Nexus phone, loaded with its home grown 64-bit octa-core Kirin chipset.

LG is the company that built the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 handsets. The Nexus 6 is manufactured by Motorola. If LG does get the nod, it will break a tie with Samsung as both have created two Nexus phones. Samsung was responsible for the Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus models.

Besides visiting LG's headquarters and facilities, the Google engineers are expected to visit various LG divisions including LG Innotek and LG Display. The former produces electrical components while the latter's line of business is obvious.



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source: etoday.co.kr (translated) via GforGames

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posted on 19 Mar 2015, 09:24 3

1. HASHTAG (unregistered)


Please! I like Motorola, but their Nexus launch was a complete mess!

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 09:28 2

3. JMartin22 (Posts: 1902; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


If they're a complete mess, why do you like them then? This whole root for the underdog mantra is overrated.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 10:43 7

11. ikenvape (Posts: 175; Member since: 28 May 2014)


because no one in their right mind would endlessly hate a company for a minor mistake

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 09:37 1

4. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3716; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


And the launches for the N5 & N4 weren't? How quickly we forget. That has more to do with Google than the maufacturers.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 09:47 5

5. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


idk i think either Sony needs a turn or give HTC another go.. lg, samsung, and Motorla have had more than one opportunity and they did well..but spread the wealth right? (i am admittedly a fan of HTC lol so that opinion is just that, although Sony makes some great phones but has almost no presense in the US and a Nexus would help that a lot i think.)

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 03:27 1

24. kent-gaga (Posts: 491; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


this is all I ever wanted
but i guess if there ever is a Sony-made Nexus, it would be expensive as hell
you know, because it's Sony

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 09:23 1

27. hallihallo.87 (Posts: 30; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


And look like a brick ;) Same design all over.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 09:48

6. Awalker (Posts: 1400; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


The Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 launches were all busts. I think it has more to do with Google than anything else.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 09:27

2. Moose (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


I have just got the Nexus 6 but I don't like it quite as much as the LG G3 so far though it is slowly growing on me. Anyway, I would be happier to see LG make the next Nexus than Motorola. if nothing else, the Motorola phone is quite heavy.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 18:28

21. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2139; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I'm not terribly impressed by the brightness of the screen or the battery life (although it will still make it through a day). The camera is typical Motorola fare, although Google has to take some of the blame for the camera software.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 09:50

7. Awalker (Posts: 1400; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I was just warming up to the idea that Huawei was making it.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 09:57 1

8. Arthurhkt (Posts: 442; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Hopefully they will give some chance to Sony, they are the only one left out from the main OHA members, if really LG take over again, hopefully they will follow the Nexus 4 design, i like their slightly curve screen and rubber rim, it is nice to hold in hand, plus the back cover glass with the silver color background, truly one of the most beautiful phone i ever own.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 10:16

9. jesusnexo (Posts: 149; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


I want the nexus 5 2015 to have OLED :( i did not like the screen on the nexus 5 it looks too whiteish compared to the iPhone :( (i know the difference on price makes the difference but still)

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 11:22

15. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3716; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I'm not sure that I completely understand your complaint. The iPhone doesn't have an OLED screen either.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 22:14

23. jesusnexo (Posts: 149; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


yeah but the SAMOLED looks nicer IMO. im just saying the iphone has better screen than the nexus (of course)

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 10:37

10. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 773; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Why not samsunG? :)

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 10:48

12. vuyonc (Posts: 987; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Boooooring the Nexus should be made by someone else.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 10:53

13. newbey123 (Posts: 554; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


HTC or Sony would be only good choices.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 11:09

14. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


Good news. I'd rather see LG have it then some chinese manufacturer. But i would of liked to have seen Sony make a nexus(phone) this year..

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 13:35

16. techloverNYC (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


LG need to improve the battery on them Nexus. I know they were trying to save a couple bucks but battery life on my old Nexus 4 was so poor.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 14:02

17. V1nC3 (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


All nexus are specifing by Google, design by Google regarding the supplier design sample and made by supplier. So all hardware is choosen by Google, that's all.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 14:44

18. GeekMovement (Posts: 2144; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


It will be a cool nexus phone.

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 18:34

28. Ruturaj (Posts: 1285; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Not if it runs on snapdragon 810 and there overhit issue is not solved till that time.

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 20:11

29. GeekMovement (Posts: 2144; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


True, it's really unfortunate about the snapdragon 810.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 18:17

20. Af1rPA (Posts: 673; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)


Just redo the Nexus 5 with a better front and rear camera and battery. Id buy it!

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 21:15

22. Chuck007 (Posts: 1041; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


That's great news. While I wouldn't have minded if Huawei got the deal, LG always made great Nexus phones. Here's hoping it uses USB-C.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 08:47

25. jessyi (Posts: 325; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Very good..will be inspired by the LG G4.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 09:02

26. R-vjn (Posts: 177; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


LG made Nexus 4 changed the way we looked at LG phones (optimus G started though) back in 2012 and it was by all means one of the best looking android device back then (& I imported one from the US once it became available). Still I'm using this phone and it rocks with some occasional hicups and bugs. But still, its a beauty to look at.
Nexus 5 didn't have any awesome design stuffs but still was great.

I think it would be awesome if the next Nexus was going back to the LG factory, because I simply cannot wait for a Nexus that has some design cues from the G3 or the upcoming G4 (which would have a good design by the way LG is going).

Another thing, and HTC Nexus..wohoo..thats another story..

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