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Rumor: Google Picks LG to Create Nexus 6 and Nexus Smartwatch

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According to business sources of Gizmodo Germany, who spoke at MWC last week, Google has selected LG for the third year in a row to create the next Nexus smartphone. Previous rumors indicated that the Nexus program was actually coming to a close in 2015, and that Lenovo, the new owners of Motorola, would be the last company to create a Nexus phone for Google. 

Reportedly called the Nexus 6, the device will be molded after the LG G3, which is to supposedly launch in either May or June of this year. No other details are currently known.

Not only was LG chosen to create a smartphone, but Gizmodo also reports that the Korean manufacturer is set to make a Nexus smartwatch. Last month, another report indicated that Google was to announce a smartwatch platform in March of this year, with the actual hardware to be unveiled at this year’s Google I/O in June.

Given that it’s already early March, we are only months away from seeing what Google has in store for us in 2014. If it’s true, and Google has chosen LG once again to create a Nexus smartphone, would you be disappointed? Happy? The past two Nexus releases from LG have been two of our favorite Android phones ever made, so we are leaning towards the “happy” side of things.

There’s nothing like a good hypebeast.

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Via: Gizmodo.de
  • naomicas

    Some of the recent news related to Nexus 6 smartphone can be checked put on http://newnexus6.com/google-specs-images/

  • Rileey Poole

    Nice smartphone and smart watch feature is amazing and just want to know it’s actual release date as I have seen on http://blogcreaks.wordpress.com/ .So here’s some news related to it.

  • Smartphone World

    Great phone and watch ! Hope to buy both of them asap! http://www.nexus6price.com

  • Marrywilson

    The feature of Smartwatch with Nexus 6 is amazing as I heard of this only on this blog but one question that comes in mind is are you sure that Nexus 6 will launch by LG for sure or now it’s time to give chance to some other brand as I have seen on one of the mentioned blog http://nexus6google.com/ saying that it will release by Lenovo.So,who is correct at the end?

  • hjrocks

    It is good that LG is going to made new nexus because its previous version 4 and 5 are launch by Lg.But It is confusing because many sites says Lg G3 and Nexus 6 is going to have same features is it true??? as discussed in http://newnexus6.com/

  • Epic Tea

    Smart Move Streamlining, there is a reason iphone fans like apple, one of them being familiar and consistent, I’m not talking about innovation either, more so a branding google is finally starting to build up their nexus line to be more than just a developers device, in the past I never would see a Nexus 4 or GNex in the wild, but with the Nexus 5 I have seen average consumers using them. Also LG has been nothing but good to Google so I see no need for them to stop working with them Now.

    Also what if Google purchased LG in the future? I think that could be a great buy.

  • Elliot Kotis

    I ish it would look like that…but with the soft touch back, those colours aswell xD

  • bot

    Why’d they buy and sell moto if they were just going to have lg keep making the nexus. Love my n5 though so cannot complain about who made it.

  • Matthew Wolstenholme

    HTC Or motorola would be great

  • masterpfa

    If the criteria has been met by LG which I would presume is to provide a class matching specced phone with a simple but functional design and at a price to beat all competitives devices, I’m all in.
    LG have done a fantastic job of producing the Nexus 4 & 5. If they are the manufacturer that Google have chosen it’s for a very good reason and not favoritism (we are talking about a multi billion leading company)
    I will respect their decision and looking at both my LG Nexus devices I’m sure LG, if chosen, will produce the goods again.

  • Shawn John

    Yeah, I can wait for LG N6 with Android 5.0 which should support 64 Bit OS and Qualcomm Snapdragon Octacore 615.

  • MrWicket

    not gonna lie those concept renders look pretty good! not crazy about curved glass but I suspect LG is gonna push it.

  • BD1971

    I have no problem with LG making the next nexus. I own a N4 and now a G2. Both great phones but it would be nice to see what Sony or Moto would do.

  • Nexiiiiii

    Now HTC is rumored to be making the new Nexus 10. So a HTC Nexus duo could be a little too much for some. Motorola is not, in my opinion, that qualified anymore to create a Nexus device. Now the bottom line is a Nexus made by any OEM is going to generate considerable revenue considering how the branding has made the devices synonymous to high performing, unlocked, vanilla Android phones.

  • Phillip Bee

    Asus !! Easy decision

  • Trevor

    I really don’t care who makes it (as long as it kicks ass), but please stop going with 5+inch screens! Or at least offer a version that’s smaller. 4.7 in. is the sweet spot for me.

  • Craig P

    I think it’s simple as to why LG is Google’s first choice. Cost. LG must give them a really good production price.

  • Ricky Blanco

    I am currently a N5 carrier and would welcome a LG N6 though I will not be buying a phone with a curved screen as shown. Looks so uncomfortable and cumbersome to carry

  • Royal2000H

    So can we assume it still won’t be on Verizon?

  • Arthur Dent

    Um, Gizmodo? F-ing seriously?? Well, this ain’t happenin’.

  • flosserelli

    Maybe LG will finally put a decent camera and battery in the Nexus 6. The G2 shows LG has the know-how.

  • Trysta

    I was kind of pulling for motorola. But my nexus 5 is wonderful so I don’t see anything wrong with LG. Just keep the Nexus 6 the same size (unless there will be a smaller high-end Nexus phone option). Even a mm wider than the Nexus 5 would be too much so hopefully they stop with the incremental size increases.

  • Roger W Turner

    I’m so happy with my N4 that I haven’t even upgraded to N5 yet! I’ve tried my sister’s N5 and, again, Google and LG produced a spectacular result. So unless the specs somehow disappoint I’ll be very happy indeed to buy an LG Nexus 6.

    • Patrick Crumpler

      Loving my N4 enough not to get another. This summer will be my time to buy a new phone.

  • Guest

    If it has curved glass, I’m not touching.

  • AC

    Oppo Find 7 with AOSP.