LG-made Nexus smartphone reportedly "under consideration"

LG-made Nexus smartphone reportedly
8 months after Google's Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 duo launched, we've got a pretty good idea of who's about to handle the next smartphone in the iconic series. The names we hear most often are LG and Huawei, the former well-versed in Nexus production, the latter an odd, but nevertheless very promising choice for Google. Today, we get an anonymous insider source who also suggests that the Nexus 4 & Nexus 5 maker is going to be involved in another stock Android showcase, claiming that a new Nexus phone is "under consideration at LG".

As neither the Koreans, nor Google is going to comment on rumors and speculation, we're left with very little clues about the vague statement's actual meaning. Perhaps Google pitched a new Nexus to LG and the company's elder tribe is yet to agree on its fortune? Last year, LG reportedly decided to miss out on a Nexus phone and focus its efforts on building its mobile portfolio on the back of the successful LG G3. Maybe this year the Koreans will decide they have one more Nexus in them, which is going to appease fans of the fourth and fifth-gen Google smartphone for sure. If LG uses the G4 as the basis for the elusive device, and ships it around October, we could get the first truly great Nexus camera-phone that's powered by late-2015 Qualcomm silicon. How does the Snapdragon 815 or 820 sound?

Now, there are two things still unclear - first off, the Nexus 7 name is already taken by the awesome little tablet we all got on the cheap a few years ago, which means Google & co will have to work out a new name for the next Nexus smartphone. Maybe they'll pull an Apple and simply call it "The new Nexus" or "Nexus O2"? Also, if LG gets the new Nexus gig, does this mean it will come with an intricate leather back? That's going to be an unexpected development of things, to say the least! Save for the Nexus 4's playful pattern, the Nexus devices have mostly been about frugal looks.

Anyway, Google and its potential partners have a few good months to figure out all the important details surrounding this year's new Nexus devices, so we're pretty sure we'll get to hear more about them as weeks go by.

source: Android Pit

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48 Comments

1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

LG should make the phone and Huawei should make the tablet...

3. fonelover123

Posts: 153; Member since: May 04, 2015

I agree LG for the Smartphone nexus. like G4 Cameras and Display The phone should be called The LG Nexus phone 2015

24. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I think they are going to release a range of Nexus devices this year unlike in previous years where they have only released 1 or 2. They might cover the full spectrum of devices to go with their Project Fi service. Probable Google Lineup for this Year: LG 5 inch Nexus Smartphone Huawei 5.7 inch Nexus Phablet HTC 9 inch Nexus 9 Tablet Motorola 6 inch Nexus 6 Sony 4.5 inch Nexus Compact (Maybe :) ) Samsung Nexus Smartwatch (Maybe :) although I guess they are all already nexus since Android wear has no skins)

28. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

All dem nexuses! XD

40. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

There's no need for multiple Nexus devices for a given form factor. The old Nexus 5 is still one of the best phones ever, it amazes me they didn't just update the hardware and run with it. A nexus 5 with a bigger battery and slightly better cameras at ~400 USD will sell like hot cakes. I for one am hopeful LG does it. For the Nexus 5 I hope they stick with 1080, I wouldn't mind them actually shrinking the screen a bit to under 5 inches. I can see them refresh the Nexus 6 this year too though, it really doesn't compete with the Nexus 5 and is for a totally different crowd.

42. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

That's called Moto X.

44. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

No. The camera and battery life of the Moto X are sh*tty.

36. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I hope so. I would never use a Chinese phone their just as bad as the NSA when it comes collecting data. I prefer a LG NEXUS sequel with then same specs from the G4

2. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Nexus 5 user here. Wish that lg will go back to the nexus program. Hoping for a better camera and a ~$300 price tag just like before.

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yes, please. The LG-made Nexus 4 & 5 were the pinnacle of the Nexus series, they should bring it back...

6. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I disagree, the Nexus 6 is the best Nexus ever. The camera on the phone is great & the phone has awesome stereo speakers. Not to mention the 1440p screen... It has great battery life & when rooted it's EVEN more epic.

9. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Are the speakers really that awesome? I've only used the phone once and wasn't impressed by the speakers but can't speak since I have little much to go by. However, that screen had the man clit wet for days and I only used the phone for like an hour. I like how when you turn the brightness down low, the colorshift goes to noticeably redder skew which is superb for night time reading... And GAWD, that's one hidden perks AMOLEDs have over LCDs in my book. Have you ever tried reading an ebook late at night on a cold LCD screen... Do you know what it'd do to your eyes? Do you know how it'll jack up your sleep cycle? LOLOL. I do agree with your sentiment on the Nexus 6.

14. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I got a root app called Color Control & got the screen set to look like the Note 4 & S6. My Nexus 6 has very awesome screen thanks to root & that app. I don't lose any sleep. lolololololololololololol The Stereo speakers are better than 99% of those mono speakers, not better than the Boom Sound from HTC but better than those mono speakers in most smart phones.

25. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I watch a video on YouTube. The Nexus 6 is louder with more bass than the M9 but it's not as full sounding. The single speaker on my Moto X 2014 is pretty darn good.

32. gatordotcom

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 18, 2010

Speakers are great... Much louder and better quality sound in comparison to HTC.

10. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

I do miss the size of the N5, But I'm loving the Motorola radios and better battery life of my N6.

13. fonelover123

Posts: 153; Member since: May 04, 2015

Nexus phone like N4 ,N5 not a mini tablet Nexus 6 is a mini TABLET lol

15. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

No sir, I know what it's like to use a 7" tablet. The Nexus 6 is the perfect size for a smart phone. I now can't use a smaller phone cause it's too small. The Google Nexus 6 fits in any jeans & dress/work slacks. No it's no mini tablet. It can be used by one hand. My brother went from a Apple iPhone 5s to a Note 4 & says he could never go back. The Nexus 6 is wonderful.

21. fonelover123

Posts: 153; Member since: May 04, 2015

i can consider LG G4 size for a smartphone, but NEXUS 6 NOT! TOO BIG BEZELS TO BULKY PHONE! its should be called a mini Tablet

27. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's called a phablet...

47. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

are you a guy? i assume so... well, i understand that 6" is perfect for a lot of people but 5" is perfect for me.. my 4.7 htc m7 only fits 2/3 into my jeans anyway... i believe Android has always been about choice. it's not fair to continue to push the 'normal' size all the way up to and past 6" without leaving ANY decent 5" and below options.. not that i want to go back to the 3.7 of the HTC Eris but it frustrates me that there are hardly any quality options for smaller size. the samsung s6 and htc one sticking with 5" makes me pretty happy but for emotional (political lol) reasons i can't get a samsung phone.. and the htc m9, as much as an htc fan i am.. still has proven issues. i'm more than looking forward to Google trying out the phone/phablet market and releasing 2 nexus' a year..

33. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Yes, bring it back at the same price level. Never was the Nexus line such a terrific value, before on since the 4 and the 5.

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I would go Sony or the P8 with stick android. Their designs just fit the software better than the G4. As for the name. They already figured it out. After the Galaxy Nexus, switched the naming scheme to match the screen sizes. Nexus 4, 5, 6, 7 , 9, 10. Yes the 4.7 Nexus 4 is slightly off the mark but the rest are bang on in terms of the name matching the screen sizes. And since they already have a Nexus 7 2012 and a Nexus 7 2nd gen or 2013, it would only make sense to call the next Nexus the Nexus 5 2015 or Nexus 5 2nd gen. It works and it works great using that naming scheme.

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Who says they are going to make a New Nexus 5, how about a New Nexus 6...

16. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I hope they don't make another Nexus 6. I think the Nexus 5 selling a lot better has more to do with the screen size than the price difference. Let's hope google figures that out in time. When Duarte left the hardware design team Google totally missed the mark with the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Although I am positive HTC has a lot to do with the Nexus 9 sucking. Lol

23. fonelover123

Posts: 153; Member since: May 04, 2015

SONY =Poor in smartphone

31. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

go home troll!!!

35. Pulkit1990

Posts: 46; Member since: May 08, 2014

why? any reason or just out for a troll.. lol get it haha

8. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Love my Nexus 5, right size, right functionality. I hope they'll go back to that form factor.

11. Mizraab

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Please include SD CARD option with a BIG BATTERY.

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