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Rumor: LG Most Likely Producing the Nexus 5

March 22, 2013 - Written By Briley Kenney

Don’t worry, I won’t go off on another tangent about rumors in the mobile industry. I will say, however that the following report is based on rumors, again.

The latest reports are related to the upcoming Nexus 5. The actual tech specs for the device are up in the air at this point. Various sources have said it will be packing a Snapdragon S600 chipset, 2GB of RAM, a 5-inch 1080P HD display and of course Android 5.0. When I format everything into a handy little list, it looks like this:

  • Snapdragon S600 processor
  • 2GB of installed RAM
  • 5-inch 1080p HD display
  • 3,140 mAh battery capacity
  • Android 5.0 (Key Lime Pie)
  • Multi-sensor camera

While those specs cannot be confirmed or guaranteed at this point, we can reasonably assume the manufacturer of the next Nexus device is going to be LG. There  is a plethora of sources, rumors and hints that give credence to the fact that LG is going to build the Nexus 5.

For example, the specs listed above are pretty close to those included in the LG Optimus G Pro. Provided the specs aren’t totally wrong, this fact alone points to LG.

Since Google is already working with Motorola on the rumored X Phone, they probably won’t commission the company to deliver the latest Nexus also. That means Motorola is out of the picture.

Samsung is already busy carving their way through the market as it is, with the Galaxy S4 on the way and the Note 3 ready to be unveiled soon. Realistically, Google will probably stay away from Samsung for a while anyway, so they’re out of the picture, as well.

In terms of mobile manufacturers, that assuredly doesn’t leave much left besides LG, unless you consider HTC.

The real question now is will consumers have a problem with LG producing the next Nexus? Judging by what they did with the Nexus 4, I’m going to assume no. This is where you come in AH community. Throw up some comments about what you think of the current Nexus, and let the rest of us know how you feel about any future models. Is LG a good fit for the Nexus brand?