July 29, 2014

LG: No Nexus 5 in the pipeline

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LG Mobile VP (Europe) says that the handset maker is not working on a Nexus 5 smartphone and doesn’t plan to bring such as device to market any time soon. Specifically there is no “Nexus 5″ on the horizon, however LG is open to working with Google down the road on another model.

NOTE: I feel obligated to remind readers here that it’s what is being explicitly said that is often important. In other words, don’t look for something called Nexus 5 but perhaps something else.  It happens all the time: Company A says we’re not working on Product X but announces something called Product Y which pretty much lines up with all the rumors. It’s in the name, silly.

Speaking with Dutch tech blog All About Phones, Kim Won also said that they are not interested in offering a Google Edition of the current flagship handset. Why? Because without LG’s custom skins there is “no added value for” LG.

So what else is on the horizon? From the sounds of it, we could soon see a new LG tablet. Reportedly, the hardware maker is “investing in tablets” although the landscape is to be considered “fairly segmented”.  It has been a while since we’ve seen anything on the tablet front here in the U.S. but that doesn’t mean LG is not working on hybrid devices around the world.

All About Phones Via The Verge (See Also)