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LG wanted the Nexus 5 to be called the Nexus G

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Nov 2013, 12:28

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...

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posted on 14 Nov 2013, 12:52 3

11. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Anywhoo....cant wait for Anandtech's battery tests for the Nexus 5 to come out:


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....

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 12:55

15. Doakie (Posts: 2227; Member since: 06 May 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.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 12:55

14. Eonnaydra (Posts: 217; Member since: 23 Oct 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.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 12:58 1

18. Doakie (Posts: 2227; Member since: 06 May 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.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 13:06

27. Eonnaydra (Posts: 217; Member since: 23 Oct 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.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 16:23 1

48. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 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.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 13:09 1

30. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Talk about he G spot

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 13:10

32. joejoe5709 (Posts: 4; Member since: 09 Oct 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.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 13:53 1

43. michael95gt (Posts: 44; Member since: 19 Jul 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.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 13:53

44. Jurdiales (Posts: 133; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)

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

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 14:10

45. medicci37 (Posts: 1335; Member since: 19 Nov 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!

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 14:55 3

46. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 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.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 16:10 3

47. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

-Cough- HTC Nexus One -cough-

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 18:10 2

49. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 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.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 22:55 1

55. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

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

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 00:53 2

57. xfire99 (Posts: 940; Member since: 14 Mar 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.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 08:26

59. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 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.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 10:39

60. Ninetysix (Posts: 2672; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)




posted on 15 Nov 2013, 22:21

61. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 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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