LG wanted the Nexus 5 to be called the Nexus G

LG wanted the Nexus 5 to be called the Nexus G
In general, Google has stayed away from highlighting the manufacturer that has produced its Nexus devices. In fact, on the Play Store, devices are listed only as Nexus 5, 7, or 10. It's only in news posts that you will see it labeled as the Google Nexus 5. The one exception has been Samsung, which had the S of Nexus S as a reference to the Samsung Galaxy S line, and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

A new report is saying that LG wanted to get a bit of branding with the new Nexus 5. Chosun Ilbo, a major Korean newspaper, is reporting that LG wanted the device to be sold as the Nexus G as a reference to LG's line of devices. LG of course loves that G and has used it for the Optimus G, the G2, the G Flex, and the G Pad. 

Google obviously nixed the idea, but it would have made sense. Not only would the G have served as a reference to LG's devices, but also to Google itself. There's a fair chance that the G in the name Moto G is a reference to Google itself, so maybe that's why Google didn't want to have the Nexus named that way. 

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  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)

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61 Comments

11. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Anywhoo....cant wait for Anandtech's battery tests for the Nexus 5 to come out: http://www.reddit.com/r/Nexus5/comments/1q6xvm/anandtechs_nexus_5_battery_benchmarks_leaked/ Now as for the actual article.....I wonder of this means an actual Nexus for Moto soon? Moto G, LG wanted the G for the Nexus 5....

15. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Why would Google have Motorola make a Nexus? They're the consumer facing arm of Googles smartphone aspirations. Their Nexus line is designed for their Developers. Motorola has just released a home run with the Moto G. They don't need a Nexus.

14. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

I know it is off topic but Phonearena should know it.(im the brother of this user). 50 millions people have a S3 and the 4.3 update is a sh!t. I cannot wake up the phone,the sound on headphones is 50% down and it is crashing all the time. The phone is also showing me 30 notifications for no reasons and has a lot of lag. How is this possible?Samsung will lose a lot of costumers for the holiday season. I'm done it them,gonna buy a Lumia or an iPhone.

18. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Do what makes you happy bro. If you can live with a Lumia or iPhone more power to ya. I couldn't deal with the lack of Google integration in Windows Phone or the miniature screen on the iPhone. My next impulse buy is a Moto G as soon as it comes to the States.

27. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Yeah I know bro ,you are right,i love the freedom of Android,but I had a 3GS for a couple of months and it was awesome and fast despite being 4+ years old. I think I will choose the smothness and the stability of WP or iOS this time over the futures of Android.

48. rabidhunter

Posts: 90; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

Moto X, DROID Mini, Maxx, Ultra are ultra smooth phones. Android has gotten so much better. I'm sure Moto G will be just as smooth. Besides iPhones are not without their problems either.

30. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Talk about he G spot

32. joejoe5709

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

Ya know? If memory serves, I remember very early rumors of the Nexus 4 possibly being codenamed the Nexus G. I'd be willing to bet that these old rumors are the basis of the article, not the Nexus 5. It would make more sense coming from the Gnex/Nexus S naming scheme to have a Nexus G, not the numbered one we have now. I can see Google telling LG, "Well... That would normally be a fine name but we're going with a number, not a letter this time." I think LG should pull a RAZR and bring back the Voyager and EnV names. Very nostalgic of their feature phone glory days.

43. michael95gt

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

The first few battery cycles it was bad I won't lie, but I've seen a marked improvement during the last week or so. I'm sure the fact that I was playing with it almost constantly the first few days didn't help.

44. Jurdiales

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

If Motorola would make a Nexus device it would have a more agressive name, Nexus X

45. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Google is f*cking retarded. At least Everyone expects 2 get screwed with Apple! So far as Ik no one has actually gotten a ota update for Nexus 7 after 2 days. Called Google 4 unrelated problem & was told kit kat is not available 4 N7 yet & told it was impossible to get until ota update even after talking to supervisor. Pathetic!

46. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You simply don't know what you're talking about. You can force the update youraelf if you really wanted to first off. Second of all, the battery on the N5 is exaggerated. It definitely will last a full day of use if you don't constantly use it every second... The ignorance of people on this site baffles me.

47. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

-Cough- HTC Nexus One -cough-

49. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

My Nexus 5 was horrible, and it only lasted a week before I sent it packing. $442 for a 32GB piece of cheap plastic (Not even unibody) that had awful battery life, a middling camera, and terrible Bluetooth implementation. The GEL was okay, and it was fast, but it joins the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus in being a letdown, for me, anyway. The Nexus 1 and S got it right.

55. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Looks like a lot of fanboys are really threatened by the Nexus 5.... Interesting.

57. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

When are u peoples gonna learn, to never trust of 1 review and compare with others first before bashing in. Others sites reports Nexus 5: - Web browsing 8.5H on WiFi and 7.5H LTE. How GSMArena manage to only get 4H is a mystery. - Around 9H video playback and GSMArena 6H also is a big mysterium. Only correct is talk time he manage to get 16H and others also reports 17H talk time.

59. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

How dare you try to bring logic into this!!! :) I know a site like Anandtech goes into greater detail and do browsing battery tests on wifi, LTE, and maybe 3G. Thats web browsing broken down into 3 categories.

61. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

My battery life has been awesome so far. Didn't even charge it last night and I am still at 59%. I will however exchange it once they fix the loose power button...

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