Google partnering with LG for the next Nexus phone

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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73 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Awesome LG and Google! Bring it on! :)

14. TheBitterTruth unregistered

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

25. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

31. LukeTT

Posts: 13; Member since: May 03, 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.

34. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I agree with you! :)

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!

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

57. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Red thumbed because you asked for it! lol

61. Aeires unregistered

lol Have a green one back!

15. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

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

16. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 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!

28. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I agree!

17. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

64. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

11 Reds, wow: for SONY™

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

22. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

32. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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!

45. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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

60. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Totally agree with you! +1

63. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

ME2+1™

26. debugger919 unregistered

LG haters are stupid.

35. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

44. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 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.

30. Diazene

Posts: 129; Member since: May 01, 2013

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

37. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

40. Jcdz100

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

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

46. thelegend6657 unregistered

I want it to be oppo :(

62. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

49. Rayzin

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 27, 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.

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.

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