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

Google Nexus 6 rumored to be a
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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58 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Down on fancy, even on grit.

22. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Lg is getting hotter n hotter every year.

26. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

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

41. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 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.

53. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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!!!

2. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 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!

4. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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

12. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

15. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 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

37. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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

46. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

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

7. iliketech

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

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

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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

35. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

19. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 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.

30. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

50. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 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).

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

5. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

If its manufactured by LG; undoubtedly ;)

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.

8. shead202

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Just had a boner reading this.

11. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 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...

14. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

17. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

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

21. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 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.

28. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

16. loccoc402

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

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

18. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 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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