LG's next Nexus phone is codenamed "Bullhead", Android source code reference shows

LG's next Nexus phone is codenamed
The hearsay of an unannounced Nexus device duo brought into existence by LG and Huawei has been one of the most entertaining rumor mill productions as of late. But all the speculation about their spec sheets and screen sizes is not even the best part about it! It's finding new fuel to pour into this rumor's fire that gives us some major kicks! Check this out - Android Open Source Project code overseers spotted a commit that references an unknown LG-made device codenamed Bullhead, among other Nexus devices. 

Given that the 2014 Nexus 5 phone's moniker is "Hammerhead", the mysterious LG device's codename rings out as a direct successor. More likely than not, this is the 2015 Nexus 5 refresh that could eventually become a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808-powered 5.2-inch smartphone with a 2700mAh battery.

That's great and all, but does Huawei still fit inside the picture? While we don't have any actual proof of its existence, unnamed sources claim that the Nexus that Huawei built will be a 5.7-inch device with a Snapdragon 810 SoC and a 3500mAh battery. Codenamed "Angler", this phablet will continue after Motorola's super-sized Nexus 6.

Both devices should be introduced in October, which means we probably won't get to see their faces at the impeding Google I/O. And sorry to disappoint you, tablet fans, but the original report by Android Police says not to expect a new Nexus tablet this year. Apparently Google has deemed the HTC-produced Nexus 9 worthy of another product cycle.

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27 Comments

1. jessyi

Posts: 325; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

2700mah battery thats small especialy if they are going to put a 2k screen...the G2 was 5.2 inchs screen and it had a 3000mah battery.

12. waddup121 unregistered

THE WINNER OF THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIPS-NO I MEAN THE PHONE CHAMPIONSHIPS OF 2015 GOES TO... *drum roll* THE NEXUS BULLHEADS FROM GOOGLE!

2. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

What a Bulls.......

8. ericnichols1999

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

gr8 b8 m8

3. TechNeck

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

They didn't say there was going to be a 2K screen. I'm expecting at least a 1080p screen if they're going to use that battery size.

13. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I'm also hoping for a 1080 screen on the smaller device.

4. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

G4 had a SD808 and QHD display and didn't exactly shine with 3000 mAh.

5. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

SD805 and 5.2" 1080p Quantum Dot IPS display would be a cheaper and more frugal option.

6. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

SD805 and 5.2" 1080p Quantum Dot IPS display would be a cheaper and more frugal option.

19. yonith

Posts: 225; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

The 805 won't happen bc it's only 32bit. I also really hope they use a 1080p screen!

18. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

g4 has good battery life i only trust my personal review unit i manged over 2days for mixed usages a "moderate" i managed over 9hours browsing at 65% brightness so i don't trust phonearena review unit. also the gsmareana is not reliable anymore... gsmarena battery test for iphone6 is 61hrs endurance rate while g4 is just 54hrs. iphone6 browsing 10hrs g4 8hrs obviouly g4 has better battery than iphone6 never trust them they are lying...

7. carlemillward unregistered

Bullhead is a type of fish, not an actual bullhead...

10. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Yeah, but I deemed the fish too ugly for PA's front page.

11. macawmatt

Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Wondered why a tech site, who should know the history behind Google's naming process, would put a cow style bull image for the article rather then an appropriate one

21. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Bullheads are cute as babies.

9. jessyi

Posts: 325; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Yeah a 1080p quantum IPS screen combined with 808 soc would be great.

20. yonith

Posts: 225; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

This would replace my still great LG G2 if this is the case!

14. Amiafanboy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 27, 2015

Snapdragon 808 is essential to future proof it as android has 64bit now. Even though i feel that there is no significant upside to 64bit at the moment. I dont know who's fault it is but the Note 4 just got ruined with the lollipop update. performs okay but 4.4 was better. battery life is just plain terrible in lollipop. !

15. Amiafanboy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 27, 2015

These should be the specs for a decent priced nexus phone from LG A 5 -5.2 quantum QHD ips , 3 gb ram , 13 mp rear camera ,5MP front cam, 32gb and above fixed storage , SD 808 since they already developed it for the G4, Graphics not sure. Wireless and quick charge capable , Should be priced around 350 to 400 US $.

17. altanjack unregistered

the 808 comes with adreno 418 so graphics should'nt be unsure

22. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I'd personally go for a 3300mah and a 1080p (have 20-20, still can't tell a difference unless I put my eyeball on it). All yes, I agree.

23. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

which is why if that Huawei angler sticks w/ FHD on 3500mAh batt it'll potentially get my money. That said all 3 El Goog, Huawei and Qualcomm gotta do something about the planned SD810 though. Or just downgrade it to 808 hell I'll take that np

24. Trex95

Posts: 2377; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Bet that nexus 7 going to packs with SD 810 the custome one that made for S6.

25. AndyYan

Posts: 84; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Sure about that, PA? Every other sites I've seen claim that Bullhead is the phablet from Huawei, while Angler is the 5-incher from LG.

26. EngleBertZombie

Posts: 36; Member since: May 22, 2015

i personally dont think huawei would be a good choice for an oem for the nexus devices, they don't really have a "mainstream" public image like lg. but if huawei made a nexus tablet that might work, but stating huawei is just to random of a choice.

27. Virage

Posts: 88; Member since: May 25, 2015

This should be good. The Nexus 5, awesome phone. Best Nexus phone. LG will bring it, am guessing this will not be bigger than 5.2screen. Maybe 5.1 like the s6, but with that slim signature bezel. Aka Big boobs small waist.

28. V1nC3

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This should be a variant of the G Prime, with a 5.5" sreen size, QHD, S820 also, so not before September.

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