CNET confirmed the rumours yesterday that LG will be manufacturing the next Google Nexus brand phone. The currently un-named LG Nexus device will be based on LG’s new, recently released Optimus G, reports CNET.
The confirmation comes after CNET had spoken to someone briefed on the potential announcement set for the end of the month.
LG’s Nexus model will share similar specs to the recently unveiled Optimus G but it’ll have a few changes to work with the Nexus program. The Phone is expected to come with a Snapdragon quad-core processor with 2 gigabytes of RAM, a 1,280×768 True-High Definition IPS display, along with that you can expect an 8 mega-pixel camera (hopefully the ability to shoot 1080p HD video). The only downside to this device is that it’ll have a non-removable battery – something a lot of us prefer to have due to the amount of power these types of phones need nowadays! On the upside though, there (should) be support for wireless charging.
It’s also been rumoured that there will be a swarm of Nexus handsets from Samsung, the previous manufacturers of the Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus, as well as HTC, but whether that’s true or not we’re yet to find out!
It’s also been reported/rumoured from a few different sources that Android 4.2 will be announced along with the new Nexus device (speculation), along with that comes a few new enhancements to Google Now, the Google Play Store and something named “Project Roadrunner” Similar to Project Butter’s enhanced responsiveness, Project Roadrunner is something to do with enhancing battery life. (Source 1, Source 2) Bare in mind that this is all based on speculation and rumours though the anonymous source from the first link has apparently been “on the money” with previous leaks.
It’s clear that LG haven’t really been shining too brightly in the smartphone department, I myself have had a bad experience with an LG phone which was also my first ever Android phone (The LG Optimus GT-540). I soon switched to Samsung Galaxy S after a few months and have fallen in love with Android ever since. Back to the story in hand, will LG be able to claw their way into the spotlight if they release a Nexus Device? Or with Samsung currently holding the Nexus crown, do you think it’s time someone else had their turn, or are you a fan of Samsung’s versions of the Nexus handsets? Let us know in the comments below!