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

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



1. HASHTAG unregistered

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

3. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

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

11. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

5. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 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.)

24. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 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

27. hallihallo.87

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

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

6. Awalker

Posts: 1981; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

2. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 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.

21. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

7. Awalker

Posts: 1981; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

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

8. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 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.

9. jesusnexo unregistered

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)

15. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

23. jesusnexo unregistered

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

10. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Why not samsunG? :)

12. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Boooooring the Nexus should be made by someone else.

13. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

HTC or Sony would be only good choices.

14. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 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..

16. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 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.

17. V1nC3

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 23, 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.

18. GeekMovement unregistered

It will be a cool nexus phone.

28. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

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

29. GeekMovement unregistered

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

20. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

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

22. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 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.

25. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

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

26. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 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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