Nexus 5 to be based on LG G2, coming out with Android 5.0 in October?

Nexus 5 to be based on LG G2, coming out with Android 5.0 in October?

Back in May, LG made it clear that there is “No Nexus 5 in the pipeline” , but we know that these big companies never tell us the true story. A Korean tech site known as Daum reported that LG’s next Nexus will be based on the hardware of the LG G2 and it will be launched with Android 5.0 in October. Last time we heard about Android 5.0, we came to know that it will be released in October as well, coincidence?

nexus4_hero_image_720It will be based closely on the hardware of the LG G2, which will be released soon as a new flagship device by LG and it is really dashing, so if the report is true, then I can say that the Nexus 5 will be a sexy and a powerful smartphone. It is further said that both Nexus and LG G2 are being developed in parallel and last year, both LG Optimus and Nexus 4 shared almost the same specs. Maybe, LG is going down the same road again.

LG G2 is coming out on August 7, so may be by that time, we might see something more detailed about the Nexus 5 as well. What are your thoughts on it? Tell us about it in the comment box below.

VIA: Android Authority

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    • Antony Derham
      July 11, 04:08 Reply

      People care about LTE support? HSPA+ on the current N4 is faster than home broadband as it is. Why would you need faster on a mobile phone?

      • Kai Kai
        July 11, 11:07 Reply

        Faster is better, dude. Faster is better. Though I agree HSPA+ is really fast. I’m on T-mobile HSPA+ and I can get 10mbps to 15 mbps. I think I got 20mbps once or twice.

        About LTE, hmm, it’s gonna be better to have LTE. Even T-mobile has LTE now, so why not?

        • Antony Derham
          July 11, 11:13 Reply

          I’m on giffgaff and often get between 12-15Mbps on an unlimited usage connection for £12 a month, and I understand that faster is always better, but I don’t see the need. There’s no delay in anything I browse or buffer, so why do people need data connections faster than home broadband? Faster is better, but this isn’t a feature of a phone worth even talking about. Plus the only network here to offer LTE is EE (T-Mobile and Orange) and they’re hugely overpriced and have bad signal coverage.

    • newsjunkieintl
      July 11, 19:03 Reply

      Yes, the Nexus 5 will have LTE. Should have multiple LTE bands like the Sony ZL C6506 (google the specs), along with pentaband HSPA+ (also like the Sony ZL C6506). If Sony can do it, so can Google in the Nexus.

  1. newsjunkieintl
    July 11, 19:00 Reply

    LG NEVER said they were not working on a Nexus phone. An LG Europe VP made a statement that was mistranslated by the media. LG quickly pointed out the VP was misquoted but all the media idiots ignored that — and you only have yourself to blame.

    I’ve known for MONTHS LG was making the next Nexus, because about the same time as the VP incident, a South Korean newspaper leaked that LG showed Google’s Larry Page a prototype of the Nexus 5 when he visited LG headquarters in early May. Why did you not pay attention to THAT fact?

    LG also promised they would ship the G2 by Q3. Since the Nexus always ships in Q4, that meant LG learned their lesson from last year’s production snafu when they tried to launch the G and the Nexus 4 too close together. All evidence pointed to LG making the Nexus 5.

  2. iampoch
    July 13, 19:00 Reply

    What I’m really hoping is that they change their mind about microSD support and stick one in there. If not, then I might as well get one of those Google Experience phones.

    • Pietari
      July 15, 17:40 Reply

      If I’m not totally wrong, I assume that Nexus 4 didn’t have microSD support because Google was trying to get people to use their cloud services. I personally aren’t “always connected” so I think that this wouldn’t have worked well with me and thats why I decided to wait for Nexus 5 and see what it has to offer. :)

  3. Dr. Cognitive
    August 03, 01:50 Reply

    If they do make the 5, I sure hope they learned not to make it have a glass casing. It’s literally the only reason I stuck with my Galaxy Nexus and didn’t upgrade to the 4.

  4. android phones 2014
    March 11, 17:51 Reply

    It’s the flagship of startup company that blows other flagships our of the water with specs, design, and price combination.

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