There won't be a Nexus 6 from LG, says a company exec

There won't be a Nexus 6 from LG, says a company exec
According to LG's Communications Director Ken Hong, Google should have approached LG by now, if it wanted this year's Nexus phone to be made by the company, just like was the case with the Nexus 5. "I know at least not yet. Normally, we were informed," said Ken Hong in an interview. "That can mean two things. Either I got ignored, or we simply won't be making [the Nexus 6]," he joked.

LG's Communications Director isn't saying, however, that there won't be a Nexus 6 or Project Silver handset from Google this year, just that all indications show it might not be LG making it. He is actually fine with another manufacturer picking up the slack of manufacturing Google's subsidized Nexus line: "If you can develop a Google phone that gives credibility. But money you earn is not easy, and you become too dependent on Google." He also chimed in on the Nexus 5 initial supply issues, stemming from the unexpectedly high interest in the handset: "Google determines how many phones are to be made, and we do that. If it is stated that LG produces too few Nexus phones, the media then is simply incorrect. We get asked, we deliver." 

If LG isn't the one making the new Nexus phone, or whatever Google chooses for the naming this time, we are wondering who might be crafting it this time around. HTC is rumored to produce a high-end Nexus 8 tablet for Google this year, which might be unveiled as soon as Google's I/O conference next week, so HTC might also be the one tasked with the Nexus 6. Google, however, has kept tablet and phone suppliers separate for the Nexus line so far, so anything is possible, we'll just have to wait for more info to trickle down the rumor mill.

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34 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I'm pretty excited for the Nexus 6. Hopefully it stays at around 5 inches and does not become a phablet...

12. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I would even want it to take a step down to between 4.0 and 4.7 inches. We have big super phones, need smaller super phones now. Also, I think Sony should make this one, they haven't even made one nexus device while others have made more than one.

24. WindowsiDroid

Posts: 138; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

4.7 inches is the sweet spot for me but if the OEMs can make a phone that can be use in 1 hand I would likely to buy that phone.

31. TheFirm

Posts: 33; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

Where does one acquire these baby hand a that you possess? I'm 5'7 and can handle any phone size and can even handle the nexus 7 with one hand.....

33. vishalaestro

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

i really love the size of moto x .perfect for a smartphone without any sacrifices in screen size.

32. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yes, I love that idea. 4.7 inches would be great for one handed use, like the Moto X...

25. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I just hope it WILL BE A SONY NEXUS this time

29. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Remember the Sony Nexus X?

30. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Sony has never done a Nexus. HTC did the Nexus 1 Samsung did the Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus LG did the Nexus 4 & 5 And if you want to get technical, you could say the original Motorola Droid was a Nexus without the Nexus name. But officially Sony and Motorola have not done a Nexus phone.

2. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

#MotorolaNexus6

3. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

#AppleNexus6 X-)

5. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

It will never happen. The main reason why they sold Motorola (and possibly the only reason) is that they didn't want to compete with their own partners, mainly with Samsung. So it's unlikely that they will choose Motorola for the next Nexus. What's more, Motorola's current firmware is already stock android with only some minor modifications and is updated almost as fast as Nexus phones, so a Moto Nexus would be useless. This time they could choose HTC, since HTC is having a hard time and needs help. They did the same with LG and Asus.

4. khaledmhawesh

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

i wish its HTC

9. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

If LG is out, HTC comes first to mind. Samsung and Sony seem unlikely, and I can't really imagine Asus Nexus 6. One chance might be that it's completely Google and like Apple they have outsourced production somewhere.

6. xche78x

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Nexus Octa LTE (or Nexus 5 Ultra) made by Foxconn, MT6595 LTE Mediatek Soc. 13 megapixel Sony IMX Sensor back cam, 5 megapixel AF front cam, 2gb ram, 16/32gb storage, Full HD IPS, Asahi Glass & Android 5.X.X. $299/$349

7. xche78x

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

cannot edit so i replied to my own post: make that 3gb ram

8. tenho1982

Posts: 68; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

The phone was made by Samsung, LG, HTC and still not many buying it. If it is produced by Foxconn then the name of Nexus phone will surely die.

22. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

You mad bro?! Nexus phones were never meant for mainstream market and sales, and they've been selling quite well lately. PRO TIP: Check the word nexus in dictionary.

20. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Mediatek!:-@ I'll kill ya for that, those POS shouldnt come near the royal pure blood of Nexus.

23. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Yeah I would take that.

26. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The GPU is weaker than the adreno 330

10. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

I would love to see a 6.44 inch phablet with QHD, IPS screen...and IP 58! Wish LG, HTC, MOTOROLA, or Sony would build one...

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I get the feeling there will be no more Nexus devices. Hopefully Google I/O at the end of June will prove me wrong :)

13. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

HTC has made a Nexus device, Samsung has made two Nexus phones plus a tablet, LG has also made two Nexus phones. I think we might most probably see a Nexus device from Sony or Motorola/Lenovo this year since these are the only two major Android OEMs that haven't made a Nexus device yet.

14. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

I WANT A XPERIA NEXUS!!!!!!

15. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Sony Nexus!

17. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Makes sense since they're working on cheaper waterproof phones

19. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

If Google would choose Sony to make the upcoming Nexus, and following the trend of LG, then Z3 would likely be the template for Sony Nexus?

16. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I wish for a Sony Nexus, but I think it's going to be HTC.

18. Barracuda

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 21, 2014

that's what they said last time about the Nexus 5, they still made it...

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