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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
  • B Brad

    I’m fond of the Nexus 5. But for the love of god, please do not cheap out on the battery. The G2 has a 3000 mAh battery and the nexus 5 with only a slightly smaller screen is 2300 mAh. I’ll pay more just ship it with a bigger battery, at least as an option.

  • interstellarmind

    Nexus 4 was the best looking (and in-hand feeling) android device I’ve ever owned.

    I’m slowly starting to think the N5 might be a better design, though.

    Either way, I think LGs hit it out of the park each time.

  • Ryan5609

    I am assuming that manufacturer’s submit proposals for the Nexus contract. The winner get to make the Nexus 6. Maybe Google likes LG’s business model and design language more than the competitors. Perhaps other manufacturer submissions differentiate themselves too much from Google’s core Android values. Who knows, but they are doing a good job selecting the right manufacturer so far. The Nexus 4 and 5 have both been home runs in my book.

  • h_f_m

    Thank you so much google team. I was waiting this LG phone. Its really great user friendly and smooth.

  • MafatConspiracy

    Historically, looks like each manufacturer produced 2 generations .
    HTC = G1, Nexus One.
    Samsung = Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus.
    LG = Nexus 4 & 5.
    Who is next? Sony!!

    • AbbyZFresh

      It’s going to be LG again as usual. Google obviously trusts LG more than any previous OEM they worked with.

      The LG G2 was also a very good phone with great battery life wit nearly no lag. That gives Google even more reason to stay with them.

      • On2Vegas

        I think that this may also be because LG is apparently building Google’s smartwatch. If true, that would make sense as far as ease of testing for compatibility between the two devices.

  • AbbyZFresh

    The LG G2 already seems lagless from my using it for the past 3 months. LG really stepped their game up. I’m glad Google is using them again.

  • Drew

    LG makes the worst phones ever though. Motorola should do it. Motorola makes the best mid-spec flip phones right now. I love my Moto X so they should make it.

    • 7h3_4pp12en7ic3

      What makes you say LG makes the worst phones? Are you hearkening back to the Voyager days? Have you ever used/held a N4 or N5? They’re great phones, arguing against that just makes you sound like a hater.

      • Drew

        Nexus 5 is a great phone but it’s not better than the G2. Moto X is the best. Spec-wise, UI-wise, it’s the best, fastest, dopest phone.

        • 7h3_4pp12en7ic3

          You really aren’t making sense. N5 isn’t better than the G2, but LG makes the worst phones ever? Do you see the lack of logic? What specs are you talking about specifically? Processor, RAM and Graphics are shared between the two. The G2 has a slightly better battery. When you say that Moto X is the “dopest phone,” and have literally nothing to back it up, you really sound like an idiot. I get that some may prefer LG or Moto’s UI. But no matter who makes the next Nexus, their UI won’t be on it. So it comes down to specs and build quality.

          • Drew

            I see logic alright. You just can’t understand it. Moto X is the best. Why do I need to back that claim up? Everybody says it’s the best phone and loves to shout out Moto X is the best (or the Nexus 5) so it IS the best. And since they all say Samsung is the worst, it IS the worst. Note 3 is a terrible phone with only 3GB of RAM.

          • 7h3_4pp12en7ic3

            Good god, can you even read? First you say LG makes the worst phones, now you say Samsung does. Why do you need to back that claim up? Because without evidence, its something called an ‘opinion’, and your opinion is about as valuable as dog excrement.
            Now, I’m fairly sure you’re trolling, but I guess it could be the case you are just that inept. Either way, go crawl into a hole until you have something worth saying.

          • Arthur Dent

            Such. Complete. FAIL.

  • Liderc

    I’ve realized that despite the N5’s beautiful screen, I prefer the size of my Galaxy Nexus. It’s just more useable with one hand and I have above average sized hands. I wouldn’t go back to it because it feels slow as fk now that I’ve gotten used to the N5.

  • Liderc

    Do not make make a curved Nexus 6 lol. Would be terrible idea. I love my Nexus 5, but I’m hoping for a larger battery and a better camera.

    LIKE WE ALWAYS ARE.

    It seems like a manufacturer (other than Apple) can never make a complete device. If Apple made larger screens I’d honestly think about switching to have the complete package. As much crap as we give Apple, their devices are complete (aka awesome camera, screen quality, battery life, design), minus screen size which will probably be fixed in their next phone. When they make a 4.7’+’ screen, it’ll be game over for a lot of Android users.

    • Orion

      I use android because I love the OS. So what if Apple will eventually have bigger screens…it’s still has ios lol. It doesn’t mean I’m switching. Game over my ass.

      • Liderc

        You and I are an incredibly small minority, we care about Android, the average user doesn’t care what the OS is as long as it can google stuff, go on facebook/twitter and has a great screen/camera. Nothing else matters to them.

    • nvitone23

      wrong…it just seems like apple makes the complete package because it is only 1 phone per year so everyone just accepts it

      • Liderc

        So what is missing other than a large screen? Their screens are just as good or better, their cameras are insanely better, their battery use is normally better, their design is better.

        Look, I’m a Nexus 5 user, love it, wouldn’t switch it for anything, but Apple does a lot of things right and ignoring that just makes you and everyone else doing so look biased.

        • nvitone23

          How am I ignoring what Apple does right? You said that Apple makes complete phones and I stated what they could improve upon. And what do you mean what is missing other than a larger screen? Did you not read my previous comment?

          • Liderc

            What? I have a Nexus 5 lol, bought it the day it came out, I obviously prefer the design of it over the iPhone but the build quality isn’t as nice. The Nexus 5’s camera doesn’t hold a candle to the iPhone’s, that’s one major reason I’d like to see Android manufacturers improve their devices.

        • Swifty

          Umm, I find many major flaws in your argument. I’m not sure if you’re talking about the Nexus specifically or Android. Sounds like you’re talking about Android. If you are, you’re dead wrong with almost everything. iPhone screens that run in 720p have never been, nor will ever BE as good or better than 1080p screens on the LG G2 (p.s. I hope you realize 720p and 1080p has nothing to do with screen size, as you’re making it seem that way). The iPhone’s 8 megapixels will never be insanely better than the 13 megapixels in the LG G2. The battery part made me laugh quite a bit. The LG G2 has 3000 mAh battery in it while the most ANY iPhone has is 1570 mAh in their battery. Meaning high-end Android phones have twice the battery life of iPhones. I can stand witness to the fact that my LG G2 can go without a single charge for 2 days even with normal usage. As far a design, I’ll give you that. The polished smudge-prone plastic of a LG G2 doesn’t feel like a high-end material to use. But if you DO want design quality, you can go for HTC or Droid-series phones. That’s what’s great about Android. Choice. Anyways, this has been written from the viewpoint of a LG G2 owner if you haven’t noticed.

          • Liderc

            The fact that you compare megapixels as if they matter makes me know you have no clue what you’re talking about. The iPhone’s camera is better than any Android device’s camera right now. There is not one Android Phone which can compare to its camera, megapixels do not make a picture better, they make a picture larger. It’s all about the optics. The LG G2 is a fine phone, but its not the complete package like the iPhone (despite its tiny screen which is why I’d never use one).

            You say I can go to HTC or a Droid for design (why would I go with the Droid series for design when they look godawful now), but that means sacrificing something else. If choice means sacrificing one thing for another, I’d rather not have choice. I want a more complete package and Android hasn’t been able to do that yet. The Moto X was probably the closest thing we got to a complete package, but its build quality is kind of poor and its camera is no better than any other Android device and is worse than a couple.

    • SplashMTN

      I’m so tired of the argument that once Apple makes a 4.7+ in screen it will be game over. There are plenty of people who use android because they like the os. The ability to choose a phone with a screen size you like is definitely a plus as well. I went from my Droid Razr to an iPhone for a month and absolutely hated it. The screen size was annoying, but my main frustration was with iOS.

      I think there will definitely be some people who decide to make the switch once iPhones have bigger screens, but saying that it will be game over for a lot of Android users is a pretty stupid statement.

      • Liderc

        I didn’t say it would be game over. I said “it’ll be game over for a lot of Android users.”

        You have to understand that there are a lot of people that like a larger screen. I know my parents both bought Android devices because they preferred a larger screen so they could read it better, but if they could have bought an iPhone with a larger screen they would have. It’s easier for them to use and the camera is better. It would also be better since they use an iPad.

        99% of people have no clue what an OS even is, they use a phone because they like it or not. If Apple makes a large phone then I can almost guarantee a large amount of users will move to it, that’s all I’m saying.

        I am one of those 1 percenters, I love Android and what it allows me to do and more specially the Nexus line. I just want to see an Android device with the material quality/design and camera quality that we’re seeing in iPhones.

        Just because we love Android doesn’t mean we have to hate iOS.

        • SplashMTN

          I completely agree that we don’t have to hate iOS. I’m probably in the minority here but I’m glad DL has Ron because I think it brings more balanced coverage to the site. I also just bought my fiancee the 5c and she loves it. It’s not something I would ever purchase for myself, but it was the right device for her.

          I also agree that iOS is easier to learn for those that are technologically challenged. Both my parents use iPhones and love them – although they’d like a bigger screen.

          I do disagree that 99% of people don’t know what an OS is. They may not know the difference between touchwiz and sense, but they know that their android or windows phone doesn’t run the same software an iPhone does. I’ve attempted to get my parents on Android for a while now, but they’re adamant that they don’t want to learn a whole new system (read OS).

          I also think that cameras have made great gains in Android. I don’t think an iPhone 5 or 5s takes better pictures than my G2 – or even an S4 or Note 3 for that matter. Battery life is also not really an issue – at least when you go with 2013 flagships (S4, Note 3, G2, Moto X).

          I will give build quality to Apple, because there’s no point in arguing it. They sell a very well-made device. There are some Android phones that rival it, but Apple has consistently put out devices with great build quality.

          • Tim242

            1. This is an Android site. “Balance” with iOS is not needed.

            2. It is a misconception that iOS is easier to learn. Most tasks take fewer steps to complete on Android.

            3. Aluminum is a cheap, soft metal. It does not equal good build quality.

          • SplashMTN

            1. That is your opinion. I have a different opinion, which I stated. We’re free to have different opinions.

            2. Having worked with both OS’s I can say in my experience (notice the “my experience” part) most older people and non-techies find iOS easier to use. I deal with older people trying to work with the Android OS 5 days a week and know that many if not all of them would find that using an iPhone is easier for them.

            3. Flimsy plastic is also cheap and does not equal good build quality. People (all people, not just techies) know that they’re getting a well-built device when they purchase an iPhone because it’s built by Apple. I’ll probably get some flack for saying that, but it’s true. It can be much more difficult for someone who’s not familiar with HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, etc to know if they’re getting a well built device that will last for their 2 year contract – which is why I think so many people go with Samsung.That does not apply to people like you or me, because if you spend the time to comment on Droid Life it’s safe to say that you have a good idea about the quality of Android devices that manufacturers produce.

            Don’t get me wrong. I’m a huge fan of Android and have been since the OG came out. Android is perfect for me and after my brief experiment with an iPhone I can say that I won’t be moving to iOS anytime soon, if ever. I think there are pros and cons to both OS’s. It all depends what you’re looking for in a phone.

          • Tim242

            In my 3 years working in a cell phone store, not once has a customer mentioned plastic vs aluminum. Nor has anybody ever said anything about build quality for Android or iPhone. I show older people how to use Android every day. It is no harder to teach, or learn. To make a phone call, you press the phone icon in the dock for both. To send a text, same for both. To access the browser, same for both. Tsking a picture for both just requires a push of the on screen shutter. For a bit more advanced task, let’s look at photo editing. That task requires 6 steps on iOS, just 3 on Android. As I said, the silly notion that iOS is easier is just that ..silly.

          • Liderc

            Blindly defending Android’s superiority is just as bad as blindly defending iOS. The iPhone is a superior device to MOST Android devices. Does it pain me to say that? You bet it does. But the fact is after using my OG to my Gnex to now my Nexus 5 over 6 years I’ve realized that the iPhone isn’t only popular because it’s the cool thing to do, it’s popular because it’s probably the most well-rounded device made. Its screen is beautiful, its software is top notch (despite being limited compared to Android) and its camera is mind blowing compared to most Android devices.

            I just want Google to do what Apple has done, create a phone that’s more well-rounded. So we get Android, which we love, with a camera as equally impressive as our large screens.

          • Liderc

            Try to explain an OS to someone over 40, you will be surprised how quickly they reveal that they had no idea their phone was running anything different than anyone else that they know/work with.

          • SplashMTN

            I work with people over 40 5 days a week and they know that their phone isn’t the same as an iPhone. Is this the case for everyone over 40? Absolutely not. I’ve had experiences where people refer to their android phone as an iPhone, so it can go either way, but to say that just because someone is over 40 means they won’t understand what an OS is is ridiculous.

        • 7h3_4pp12en7ic3

          “99% of people have no clue what an OS even is, they use a phone because they like it or not. If Apple makes a large phone then I can almost guarantee a large amount of users will move to it, that’s all I’m saying.”

          And THAT is what is broken with capitalism.

  • FrankBoston

    If its bigger than the Nexus 5, then Im done with the Nexus line. I’ve been around since the Nexus S and have seen screens get larger with every edition. IMO the Nexus 5 is close to being too big. ENOUGH WITH THESE BIG PHONES!!!

  • Guest

    Meant to reply to ddpacino: That’s what I thought as well, but many here seem to disagree since the Nexus 4’s screen size technically would have rounded up to 5 as well.

  • Daniel

    I’d be happy if it was available for Verizon at all and had a MicroSD slot finally…

  • On2Vegas

    So what would the 2015 model be called if this is labeled Nexus 6?

    • ddpacino

      Think there’s a copyright issue with Nexus 6 anyway. Think it’ll be New Nexus 5, or Nexus 5 (2014). Once the 7 & 10 dropped, those numbers were references to screen size.

      • Guest

        See my comment below. Meant to reply to you.

      • On2Vegas

        That’s what I thought as well, but many here seem to disagree since the Nexus 4’s screen size technically would have rounded up to 5 as well.

  • Nathan Bryant

    I just really, really want it to have a legit camera, a better quality screen, and bigger battery. Everything else is usually taken care of.

    • dscott1027

      The nexus 5 screen is beautiful

      • Steve B

        This is true. Nexus 5 is one of the best screens on the market. The camera is pretty damn good, but could be better. The battery is average at best, should have been a 3000mah battery.

        • Tim242

          It’s a budget phone.

          • Steve B

            Try not to be a douche, I know it’s hard for you.

          • Tim242

            I simply pointed out to you that you are wanting too much from a budget phone. I think your comment qualifies more from that of a douche.

      • Liderc

        Don’t think he said it wasn’t. It is beautiful, but the battery could use some work and so could the camera. It’s a good camera if everything is perfect (lightning ect..) but Apple has been able to make great cameras for years now, so we shouldn’t have to compromise anymore.

        • Tim242

          The S4, Note 2, Note 3, S5, G2, and others have better cameras than the iPhone. You are compromising on the N5 because you bought a budget phone. Get over it.

          • Liderc

            It’s a budget phone? lol no it’s not, it’s just sold at market because Google doesn’t care about making money on phones they want to reach more users.

            And none of the phones you listed have a better camera than the iPhone, I’ve personally tested the S4 S4 and G2 and they certainly don’t come close.

          • Tim242

            At market = budget. Yes, the S4 has a better camera than the iPhone. I had the 5S for two days and tested the hell out of it. The S4’s pics were a lot more crisp and true to color. Every review I watched comparing the two said the same.

        • Caleb Shahamat

          They also charge $700 for the phone off contract. You could buy 2 Nexus devices for the cost of the iPhone

  • Dane Carpenter

    I figured Google would keep with the trend and keep partnering with manufacturers two years in a row and then move onto the next manufacturer.

    HTC: G1 (October 2008), Nexus (January 2010)
    Samsung: Nexus S (December 2010), Galaxy Nexus (November 2011)
    LG: Nexus 4 (November 2012), Nexus 5 (October 2013)

  • vitriolix

    Google: do not cheap out on the image sensor and optics. N5 was a great step up but you need to do better.

    • Tim242

      It’s a budget phone…

      • vitriolix

        Not really. Its a mid tier price but they pitch it as a high end spec phone. The moto g is a budget phone.

        • Tim242

          Nowhere is it pitched as a high end phone. Yes, the Moto G is a budget phone. The N5 is also a budget phone, just a better one. You can’t expect to have a G2 type phone for half the price and the same specs.

          • Liderc

            The G2 isn’t a good phone, that’s why it’s sale’s are abysmal. The N5 sold more devices than the G2. Go back to your phone kiosk job, you need to learn more.

          • Tim242

            Really now? Show me sales for both. Oh wait, Google is too scared to release figures for the N5. Go figure.

  • TimothyRHowse

    gisve me the google colors, and a 5-5.3″ screen with minimal bezels and I would be happy with that. I just played with the G-Flex and that thing is just….not for me if I’sm saying it politely. It’s essentially the same thing only GPE phones are more pricey. Anyway I’m looking forward to the G3/N6 and the watches even more. http://num.to/428224812260

  • Justin Everett

    Yay, another Nexus phone that won’t be coming to Verizon >.<

    • Proioxix

      I would think it would be better to buy a phone off contract and just get a sim only contract (if you have those in the US) than get a full contract with the phone included. For the price of the Nexus, it’s a steal.

      • Steve B

        This has nothing to do with Verizon.

      • Justin Everett

        Except that unless Verizon authorizes the phone on their spectrum (and that’s if it even has the right radios to use Verizon’s spectrum at all) then the phone can’t be switched over, even if bought off contract.

        • Proioxix

          Ahh, I did not know that. But why does the US let Verizon have so much power, I mean this isn’t fair to those who want to buy off contract phones but still use their network. It’s really different here in the UK.

          • jimt

            Verizon doesn’t care, they have the biggest network and that is that. I hope this changes soon. Go T-mo!

          • Justin Everett

            I think it’s mostly because they use CDMA instead of GSM like the rest of the world, so they have a tighter control over what happens. And they do allow unlocked phone bought off contract to be added on their network, but those phones have to be made and certified to work on Verizon for that to work, which a lot aren’t.
            Quite honestly, if i didn’t have a grandfathered in unlimited data plan i would switch providers, but no other provider offers unlimited and uncapped data. (yeah i know TMo had unlimited data, but they cap the speed after a certain amount, which defeats the purpose if you ask me)

          • Proioxix

            I see, thanks for the information. It’s very different here in the UK with unlimited data and such. A network here called Three offers unlimited data, it’s my favorite network because while other networks promise you unlimited data, it still has some sort of cap for “fair usage”. Three’s unlimited data does technically have a cap, but it’s 1 TERABYTE! Which no one could ever use in a month on a mobile device, so it’s pretty much unlimited.

            I though the Nexus 5 has support for all network bands or is that just LTE.

          • Justin Everett

            Aaaaand now i want to move to the UK again…..*sigh*
            Probly better i don’t, i’d just be the annoying american. :-j

            Thanks for the clarification on your end too.

          • Proioxix

            You’re welcome. I’d like to live in the US someday, but I’m definitely going to miss some things in the UK.

          • Tim242

            Over half of the US uses CDMA…Verizon, Sprint, Metro PCS, Cricket, and a few others. A lot of countries use CDMA, including China. CDMA was the better tech over GSM. Now, everybody is going LTE.

          • Justin Everett

            Didn’t know it was that widespread, figured the only other company was Sprint, and it isn’t nearly as big as Verizon.

          • John Kiser

            T-mobile has a truly unlimited plan these days that is not capped speed wise or data wise and includes 5 gigs of Hotspot data for 80 a month. It is truly unlimited with no caps of slowdowns of any sort though You’d need a 5 gb plan or less for that to happen

  • Orion

    Google must love LG. Hopefully they don’t cut too many corners this time around. The upcoming G3 is supposed to be a beast.

    • Proioxix

      Well I don’t think they “cut too many corners” with the Nexus 5. I mean for the price, you can’t really complain. But, it would be nice to get a better camera and speaker. I look forward to the G3, once we see it, we’ll get an idea of what the Nexus 6 is going to have (internally at least).

      • Orion

        They have to solve that camera. How is the battery life? I’m hearing its so atrocious. I’m a power user and that was one of the reasons I skipped the Nexus 5.

        • jimt

          Battery life is much better than Gnex and less than Droid Max so I would say at least average. I have no problem with the battery. The speakers are sub par. The camera is fine but could be better. I basically love the N5.

        • Proioxix

          Battery life is good, it gets better the more you use it. I’m currently using Trinity kernel which enables all 4 cores to be online at the same time but still getting good battery life. I mean I can make it through the day on one charge so that’s good.

        • Liderc

          Battery life is far from atrocious. It could be better, but I would say on a scale from 1-10 it’s an 8.

  • Proioxix

    I’m happy with LG making the next Nexus smartphone. I love my Nexus 5! I’m not too sure about Google revealing it at the I/O event though, I mean both the N4/N5 were released at the end of the year and it would be too soon to release a new Nexus smartphone. That would also mean that the N6 might miss out on S805 (or newer), new faster flash storage and such.

    LG has been doing a great job so far and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

  • hyperbeatser

    (noting that this is still rumor) but, come on, change it up a little, Google

    • Steve B

      If it’s not broke, don’t try to fix it.

      • Chris

        ok. lets go back to the gingerbread, sense 3 and touch wiz 2 days.

        • Steve B

          And that makes sense how? Do you even think before you type Chris?

          • Chris

            do you? Here is what YOU wrote incase you have a hard time gasping things.

            Those were fine during their time, so why did we need to go on and fix it with ice cream sandwich, jelly bean and kit kat? let alone sense 4-5 and tthe latest touch wiz?

          • Steve B

            I’m talking about hardware partnership you jackass. Not software evolution.

          • Chris

            still, nothing wrong with a little change.

            just ease up a little. You are not impressing anyone when you have that attitude.

          • Zounder99

            You are using false logic. Your argument would work if Steve B had said “why do anything other than reproduce an identical Nexus 4 every year?” He didn’t argue that there should be no progression, just that the relationship between Google and LG for the Nexus line was working, and didn’t need to be changed up in favor of another company.

  • Pratik Holla

    Nothing wrong with LG but I think its time to allow other OEM’s to take a crack at it. I’d like to see a Nexus with HTC M8 Build + 3000mah battery + a great camera. At this point benchmarks and touting displays can only get you so far.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      But I don’t think we would see this if HTC got to build it. Google would have to cut costs somewhere to keep the price down.

  • Fresh360

    Even tho this is an unsubstantiated rumor the Nexus6 name proves why “The All New” HTC One is the way phones should be marketed. The next Nexus phone, if rumor and naming conventions hold up, will be the Nexus 7. Which is a clusterfukk because we have a tablet which is the Nexus 7 and what then? Just pick a name and keep using it, HTC I applaud you.

    • ddpacino

      “The All New HTC One” was pretty fvcking stupid. “HTC Two” was begging for the title.

      • Fresh360

        I think that’s where the disconnect lies, ‘One’ does not denote a numerical position (i.e 1 of 100) it is represenative of premier, leading, pinnacle. So to just say HTC 2 would be in your words “pretty fVcking stupid”. To further clarify the name of the phone is still HTC One the “all new” monkier is just descriptive of the phone model as in The All New Camry.

      • Fresh360

        I think that’s where the disconnect lies, ‘One’ does not denote a numerical position (i.e 1 of 100) it is represenative of premier, leading, pinnacle. So to just say HTC 2 would be in your words “pretty fVcking stupid”. To further clarify, the name of the phone is still HTC One the “all new” monkier is just descriptive as it is with cars that’s why it is The All New Camry not Camry27.

    • Nexus5Forum.com

      I think the next Nexus phone will keep the Nexus 5 name. Probably call it the Nexus 5 2014 edition similar to how they did with the current Nexus 7.

      • Fresh360

        I hope so.

    • xpyroxcorex

      OK so when the next HTC comes out after that then what? The all newer HTC one? No just name it yearly HTC one (2014)

      • Fresh360

        Now you’re just being facetious, as i stated before “All New” is just descriptive letting people know its the new version. I do agree that in store systems and for article purposes it would be better served being mentioned as HTC One (YEAR) but from a marketing stand point there is nothing wrong or stupid about “All New”.

        • xpyroxcorex

          Right. But that will confuse the customer. If one is all new what will the next be? If they sell them at the same time.. “This is the all new one and this is the ________ no matter what you call it they think the all new one will be the newest one. They can’t keep calling them all new ones.

          • Fresh360

            Let’s use the car scenario again…The All New Camry looks, for all intents and purposes, just like a 2013 Camry maybe the headlights a lil different. When you go to the lot the sales person says “This is The All New Camry” later you see the 2013 version and you ask about it and he says “This is the 2013 model” are you confused? Of course not, you understand that even tho the name hasn’t changed it is in fact a new model. Now why is this concept so hard to understand about phones. I think most people on this site truly understand the concept but just choose to be contrary just because The Internet.

          • xpyroxcorex

            The name ist the all new camry . that’s what they say in the ads when they redesign the car. When you buy the car it doesn’t have a badge on the back that says all new camry. When someone has to explain which is the newer that’s dumb. IPad, iPad 2, iPad with retina, new iPad, the iPad, iPad air. If you were an average customer could you tell me which was newest? If a salesman has to explain something so basic as to tell you which is newest, that’s just backwards isn’t it? And yeah people on this sight understand the difference because they can look at the phone and see the difference.

          • Fresh360

            Read what you just typed “The name isn’t The All New Camry, that’s just what they say in the ads…It doesn’t have a badge on the back that says All New Camry” EXACTLY! And neither does The All New HTC One *Drops Mic*

          • xpyroxcorex

            The phone will have it on the sales tag where they are buying the phone. And when the next gen comes out what will it say? Are they going to change the name of this one to the all old HTC one? No then changing the name will confuse farther…

          • Fresh360

            WAIT! Are you serious? Did you just say “the tag in the store will say The All New HTC One” yup you’re right I guess we gotta throw all those phones away when they’re not ‘All New’ anymore just like we do all those ‘All New’ Camrys that have ‘All New’ written on the windshield on car lots across the country. God forbid we just clean the windshield or print a new tag, that’s just gonna confuse consumers. :-/

          • xpyroxcorex

            So one day the phone will be the all new HTC one and the next it will be the old HTC one, instead of HTC one 2014 and HTC one 2015.

  • pbolton70

    I cant see why Google doesn’t go with 2 phones for size difference like they have with their tablets. That way you keep the 5 in (based off G3) people happy and have the other a phablet (based from G PRO2) people happy. I use a Galaxy note3 and could never see myself going back to a smaller screen. But I also want a nexus phone. I guess I can dream

    • Raven

      Although I like your idea, I would rather see something more like a 4.5″ and 6″. My Moto X is absolutely the biggest phone that I would ever want to carry everywhere, and it is pushing it a bit already. And, if you were wondering, I am a 6′ tall guy. I just don’t like to carry large slabs of electronics around with me on a daily basis. That is why I have a 7″ Nexus for traveling and a 10″ Transformer that stays at home.

  • Brett Wcislo

    Perhaps an Motorola Nexus is just a dream phone? I really don’t see why they don’t give it a shot. It certainly won’t be any worse than what LG or Samsung put out.

    And hey, maybe then it would be available on VZW!

  • turdbogls

    Im leaning towards the happy side as well. the Nexus 5 is my first LG device in the past few years (had the LG Dare…woot!) and it has been nothing short of amazing. I have even contemplated getting the G2 because i have been so impressed with LG the past couple years.

    give me the google colors, and a 5-5.3″ screen with minimal bezels and I would be happy with that. I just played with the G-Flex and that thing is just….not for me if I’m saying it politely.

    as for the smartwatch, I’m holding off until someone makes a round display. I dont like square watches…never have, never will.
    round watch face, interchangeable bands, and a price point under $180 and they have my attention. maybe even give us just the body and allow us to supply the bands to drop the price even more since i know TONS of people have extra bands sitting around.

    • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

      You know tons of people who have extra bands sitting around? Why do they have extra bands sitting around? Do they have watches that interchange bands easily or watches that break? Curious, not trolling. Usually if a band breaks it’s the part that attaches to the watch (that can be replaced), so I’m really curious as to what kind of watches these are.

      • David Henry

        Yeah, I like to trade out bands myself. I wear a pebble most of the time, but I have a Timex weekender for other occasions and about 6 bands to interchange with that. Many watches make it very easy to do and the bands aren’t terribly expensive.

        • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

          Before buying a Fitbit Force I would wear a Citizen all the time. I can’t stand wearing a watch on my right hand so I have been neglecting the my watch and actually miss it. I really wish I could just suck it up and get used to wearing something on my right wrist.

      • turdbogls

        yeah, most of my watch wearing co-workers have one watch and just swap out bands. usually consists of a metal unit, with black leather, brown leather, and metal bands….I work in a “fancy” workplace so maybe I’m in the minority.

        eithe way, i would rather just get the unit and buy a band myself.

    • BD1971

      If your thinking about getting the G2 you won’t be disappointed. My last 3 phones were nexus and the G2 is the first phone I’ve had since the Fascinate that I have no desire to root. So many useful features built in. Not gimmicks. My wife got one when it first came out and its run flawless. No freezes or anything.

      • turdbogls

        I think i just want it because its something new. I really do love the look and feel and obviously specs of the phone….but i have a feeling i would get buyers remorse and want back into my nexus. I went with the G-nex 2.5 years ago and it worked great for me for the 2 years…..I know the nexus 5 is going to be just as good after 2 years….i think the “ooooo new hardware” factor of the G2 will wear off quickly leading me to “force” stock android onto it.

        • BD1971

          My last 3 phones were nexus phones and the G2 has made me not want to root. I don’t miss my Nexus phones. A lot of the features I rooted for are already built in. It took some getting used to the look of the ui but throw a custom launcher on and its cool.

  • Fresh360

    Meh.

  • jbdan

    Love my N5. I’d be happy

  • Sankyou

    To me axing the Nexus line is simply making a commitment to GPE being the future. It’s essentially the same thing only GPE phones are more pricey. Anyway I’m looking forward to the G3/N6 and the watches even more.

    • John Kiser

      Unlikely to happen simply because of the price thing.

  • mcdonsco

    Too bad Verizon, as usual, won’t get it.

    • TrainAss

      Can’t you buy one from Google and use it?

      • mcdonsco

        Not that I’m aware of…won’t work on Verizon network.

        • TrainAss

          They must use some really funky frequencies then, or are non-GSM. Sorry, I don’t know much about Verizon, what with not being in the States.

          • Steve B

            Sadly, Verizon is CDMA.

          • ToddAwesome

            Yay for CDMA! ugh.

          • jimt

            CDMA and funky frequencies.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        Not on Verizon. No Verizon bands.

    • epps720

      The Nexus 7 now runs on Verizon so maybe there is hope that the Nexus 6 will too.

      • PoisonApple31

        I am also going to try to remain positive on this one.

  • Mike

    I hope the Nexus 6 is just as much of a beast of a phone as LG G3 is rumored to be. I don’t want the Nexus 6 to be LG G3 lite.

  • brkshr

    I’m cool with LG making the N6. My N4 and N5 have been great phones.

    However, I would rather have a Nexus phone from Moto. Maybe even HTC. Google must have a reason for working with LG so much. Maybe they’re a good company to work with?

    • TrainAss

      The first Nexus was an HTC phone, simply called Nexus One, and was released in 2010 running AndroidOS 2.1

      • brkshr

        Not sure what you’re getting at here? I’m very familiar with the Nexus line.

        • TrainAss

          You said that you’d rather have a Nexus phone from Moto, or HTC. I pointed out that HTC has carried the Nexus crown once already. For whatever reason, Google went to Samsung after HTC, and then to LG.

          Unless you meant that you’d like HTC to get another shot at making a Nexus phone.

          • brkshr

            Thanks. Ya, I meant that I would like to see HTC have another shot. A Nexus based on the HTC One sounds great to me!

          • htcizugly

            Nobody wants a nexus with gigantic bezels and wasted screen space. Perhaps googs picks lg consistently is because they make sexy minimal devices.

          • Kevin

            Yes because that bezel in the Nexus 5 is so sexy and minimal. /s

          • ezbbycame2play

            “The All New HTC Nexus One”

          • TylerChappell

            That actually does have a super nice nostalgic ring to it while also sounding like it fits in with HTC’s new strategy, which is, you know, to actually deliver the updates to their phones that they promise. I’ve never had any interest in LG phones, but I wouldn’t have hesitated in buying the Nexus 4 and/or 5 if they would have been on Verizon. LG pretty much needs the Nexus name in order to compete with the Samsung fanboys amongst the nerdy elite, but if they put rear buttons on their next Nexus (incredibly unlikely), I would have to choose a second gen Moto X instead. If HTC gets another shot at Nexus, I would throw my money at it instantly because other companies seem to rarely match their taste for style and build quality. The Droid DNA and One are still exquisitely beautiful phones.

          • Jason Brown

            +1 for second gen moto x. tempted in just retiring my gnex and get the moto x now but i think waiting is probably best.

    • Steve B

      I think Google is going with an OEM they can trust. Would you trust HTC? Nope. Motorola? Nope, they’re in transition right now with Lenovo. Sony? They’re not a capable OEM. Samsung? Yes, but I don’t think they’re interested in the Nexus program right now. So that leaves LG, who has created two back to back devices that were incredible.

      • vzwuser76

        HTC’s Nexus One is still revered as the best Nexus by many people. Motorola maybe in transition, but we probably won’t see them finally change over until the end of the year or later, so technically they’re still a Google company. The only issue with Sony seems to be that they don’t really have a presence in the US market.

        IMHO, they should either change the Nexus OEM each year, or do like they did with the GP edition of phonesband let any OEM that wants to make one. Otherwise, it seems like favoritism. LG has already had 2 years as the Nexus OEM, why not let someone else have a shot?

        • AbbyZFresh

          May I remind you that the Nexus bandwagon didn’t seriously take off mainstream wise until the Nexus 4. The Nexus One was mere more of a fan favorite. Nobody will remember HTC’s phone.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            May I remind you that the Nexus 4 also took off because they lowered the price point by a large margin.

          • vzwuser76

            This^

            Before the Nexus 4, all the other Nexi were priced the same as other offerings from the OEMS ($500-650). Just as the Nexus One was a Google attempt to shake up the mobile industry (bypassing the carriers and selling directly to the customer), so was the Nexus 4 & 7, by dropping the price point to the bare minimum to get their phones into the hands of as many users as possible. While I agree that previously it wasn’t as mainstream, but more of a developer or tinkerer’s phone, the price is what made it a hit, not the OEM.

          • BD1971

            The price was good but I had a Nexus 4 and that phone while not having many extras it ran flawlessly for over a year. Never froze or stuttered. And even though on paper

          • Hbukluv

            If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Nexus 5 dominated, and even after the S5 announcement, still is revered.

            This was never as much of a debate as the media made it out to be.

            Samsung has no interest here. They just had Ellen prance around with a Note at the Oscars.

          • Guest

            You are always so bitter. Can’t you just look at the bright side of things. I don’t get it.

        • kashtrey

          It’s not really favoritism. Though the process has never really been outlined, I’m certain it isn’t just Google picking an OEM because they “like them.” It likely involves a request for proposal type of deal where they open “bidding” to a bunch of manufacturers and probably say something along the lines of “we want to hit this price point and have this as minimum standards, show us what you can do.” I’d say LG is probably one of the only manufacturers who are willing to eat such a razor thin margin. They’re one of the few that would have that ability due to how integrated their supply chain is.

          • vzwuser76

            They kept Motorola at a distance for things like updates because they didn’t want to have the appearance of favoritism, so picking the same OEM year after year certainly appears that way. And that’s what it looks like to the casual user. If you knew nothing about these companies, the OEM that produces the phones that the company behind the OS picks would seem like they’re better than the others.

          • nytexan

            “Casual users” don’t buy Nexus phones. Anyone with knowledge isn’t really going to care that Samsung and HTC aren’t getting their turns at Nexus these days, as long as the Nexus devices continue to be stellar.

          • kashtrey

            They kept Motorola at a distance to avoid the appearance of favoritism TO OEMS not to consumers. Giving LG a good reputation is why LG keeps “bidding” to produce the Nexus devices. OEMs don’t get much out of the Nexus deal (especially with how they’re now priced) except the good word of mouth and publicity that being “Google’s pick” provides.

            I don’t understand why you think “favoritism” is necessarily a bad thing. If you’re thinking it will upset OEMs, then my first post regarding the fact that LG likely competes harder than other OEMs to get the contract, negates that. As an OEM, you can’t really call it favoritism if you didn’t provide a better alternative.

          • michael arazan

            Well this is definitely favoritism now giving LG the Nexus for 3 years in a row now. I’d take anything though because they all use almost identical hardware and screens, except for cameras and camera software. Just what ever it is Bring it to Verizon while I still have unlimited.

        • Swifty

          Honestly, I don’t care if Google has favoritism for certain OEMs. I don’t care if certain OEMs don’t “get a turn”. As a consumer, all I care about is who will provide the BEST product for me. And given LG’s recent gadgets, I’ll all for them creating the Nexus 6.

          • cookyy

            and that, my friend, is called egocentrism

        • gintoddic

          the screen on that thing was really really bad. I was surprised they released it with so many issues.

      • vzwuser76

        But to me, any Nexus OEM should be judged on their hardware, since the software side will be handled by Google. In that case, I’d rather see a device from either Motorola or HTC.

      • AbbyZFresh

        Sony was actually offered to make one a while ago but they laughed at Google. So Google went to another OEM.

    • ddpacino

      Great company, and also owns 7.5% of the company (or going to).

    • monty

      I agree with you:-)

  • dannyWHITE

    If it ain’t broke, dont fix it

    • http://www.techreviewshop.com/ JP

      It’s broke…they need to fix it.

      • dannyWHITE

        And how is it broke?

        • Chris

          change is part of life my friend

    • Chris

      lets go back to the gingerbread days then

  • jdk2

    If it ain’t broke……….

  • j

    Looks at N5.. Looks at G2.. wonders why anyone would want another manufacturer. these phones are friggen awesome.

    • hoosiercub88

      Because we have the freedom to choose.

    • Chris

      so do you want to go the apple way and having no choice at all>?

      • xpyroxcorex

        Since when have you ever had a choice with nexus phones? There’s only been one at a time…

        • moew

          I see 6 in the play store right now. And that’s just the USA version!

          • xpyroxcorex

            Different manufacturers? Styles? I think not. Color and storage aren’t the choices he’s talking about. Its pretty much the same as apple.

          • moew

            Yes, there have been different manufacturers and different “styles” over time. Google makes “1” Nexus phone at a time. Not sure how hard that is to understand since there have literally only been one at a time…

          • xpyroxcorex

            Its not hard to understand… Did you even read the comment I replied to?

          • moew

            You missed my comment which was obvious to your comment. I’m not so sure you even understand what you are talking about at this point based on your last comment.

          • xpyroxcorex

            “Not sure how hard that is to understand since there have literally only been one at a time…”
            That is what I was telling the guy I replied to. He said do you want to go the way of apple and have no choices?
            Nexus only has one choice. Which apple actually has more now since nexus only sells one at a time.
            I know perfectly well what I’m talking about, thank you very much.

          • Jason

            Are you sure your not talking about the Google play editions? They are basically popular phones with vanilla android installed, but they are not nexus phones. There is only one nexus per year, usually around November.

    • http://androidandme.com/ Taylor Wimberly

      Better camera experience….

      • epps720

        That has nothing to do with LG, b/c the camera on my G2 is fantastic. That’s all Google and trying to keep prices down, and what I believe is a mix of bad harware/software

      • droidify

        The bad camera experience is on google not LG. The G2 camera is great. Just like the galaxy SII had a great camera and the Gnex was horrible. This is apparently a google decision to save a couple bucks per unit.

  • moelsen8

    when you say motorola would be the last to make a nexus phone – do you mean they will make one and it will be the last nexus, or that they’ll never make a nexus phone.. like ever?

    • trixnkix637

      at the time, it was meant to be the last Nexus phone ever.

  • Detonation

    Call it what you want but please don’t make it any bigger than 5″

    • The Narrator

      5.2–5.5 bezeless, and you’re good.

    • sagisarius

      Yeah, I’d love an option for a smaller but high end phone. Starting to consider a iPhone just because I’m so sick of giant phones.

      • Jason Downing

        Giant is relative… Phone is perfect size for me.

        • sagisarius

          More actual diversity in high end android phones would be nice!

          • Chris M

            you want diversity but at the same time considering an iPhone? huh?

          • Jason Downing

            While I understand that, more diversity = higher cost for the OEM and we all know that they don’t like to spend money… just make it.

      • BigTimmay

        ? Android has tiny phones too, like an* iPhone

        http://i.imgur.com/CRGGBJb.jpg

      • ddpacino

        Rumor has it… they’re joint the “BIG” game. Then what?

        • sagisarius

          Well clearly I have to buy a Motorola StarTAC at that point…

  • Chad Oliver

    I wish they would release multiple Nexus line phones at once either from different manufacturers or different models. I don’t know. I went from a GNex to a G2 and the latter may have just spoiled me with its specs.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      So… exactly like what they are doing with the Google Play Edition phones?

  • sagisarius

    I keep hoping for two Nexus phones. Maybe like a 4.3 and a 5.5 inch phone. About my only complaint with my N4 (besides it being the most breakable phone on earth) is that I’d actually love it to be a bit smaller.

  • Tyrone Biggums

    Not that there’s anything wrong with it but, LG AGAIN?! I’d like to see that ball in someone else’s court.

    • The Narrator

      They are the top OEM. Maybe Sony next too.

      • PoisonApple31

        Top OEM based on…

        • The Narrator

          Sales doesn’t make you the top OEM. Besides, Samsung already butchered the Nexus line.

          • PoisonApple31

            So the word you are looking for is “favorite.” Google’s favorite OEM is LG, maybe Sony after that.

          • Simpsons Did It

            The word he was actually looking for was toll, because you have to pay the troll toll…

          • Nexoduss

            You are so ridiculous. Yesterday and most days you’re riding motos dick now all of a sudden you jump on and LG bandwagon. Why don’t you do everyone a favor a never come back here no one wants you here. Better yet kill yourself I’m sure it would save many more people the displeasure of having to deal with you either on this site or in real life.

    • PoisonApple31

      I would also like to see the ball in someone else’s court, I’d like to see what Lenovo could do.

      • Steve B

        God no.

        • Shawn

          People said the same thing when it came out that lg was making the nexus 4..

          • Steve B

            Moto? Yes

            Lenovo? F no. Has anyone ever heard of a Lenovo phone? 99% of people will say no. That’s not an OEM you want to partner with.

          • ddpacino

            Dumbest explanation I’ve seen. The reason to NOT do a phone with Lenovo is because no one has heard of a Lenovo phone…?

          • Steve B

            Google will not partner with an OEM that has virtually zero brand recognition and limited smartphone manufacturing experience.

          • Israel Ramirez

            Zero brand recognition? man, you are really digging yourself deep in this one. Really, look up the chinese smartphone market and you will see how prominent Lenovo is along with other great OEMs that produce pretty awesome phones for cheap, and at a way lower cost for consumers.

          • PoisonApple31

            Lenovo is known for making PCs in the US, they are everywhere. Last year in Q1 (Aug 2013), Lenovo sold more smartphones and tablets than PCs for the first time ever. Look at their website, 5 lines of Android phones. It wouldn’t be a stretch to be considered by Google especially if the Motorola sale meets regulatory approval.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Well they are one of the top five phone makers over in China. Supposedly, if the Moto deal goes through they will be in the top 3 in the world for Android makers.

          • Steve B

            Exactly, in China.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Yes, in China. The Largest Smart phone market in the world. So, Lenovo has experience making phones and being top 5 has brand recognition over in China at least.

          • Stone Cold

            I would love to see Lenovo make a Nexus. America is so saturated with Samsung and LG. It is hard for other OEM’s to break in the market. Everyone know what to expect out of LG now when a Nexus device drops giving a different OEM a chance could bring a fresh approach to The Nexus Program..

      • Dan

        Hell Yes!.. Thinkpad Nexus!

    • Proioxix

      I would rather have LG make it knowing it’s going to be good (based of past/current Nexus devices), than have another manufacturer make it and mess it up. Not that they would but I like LG and my N5 is awesome. If I had to pick a new manufacturer to make it, it would be Asus or HTC.

      • Tyrone Biggums

        Yeah, why fix something that isn’t broken right?

  • Cael

    Google needs to hand over everything camera to LG and not touch any of it.

  • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh

    Definitely on the happy side. The Nexus 4 and 5 have been pretty darn fantastic! A curved Nexus 6.. yes please! :D

    • Steve B

      The curved Gnex was cool for all of 2 seconds.

  • A.Miller

    What is supposed to be so great about a curved screen? I just don’t see it.

    • Malik

      i went a long time with my Gnex without a screen protector b/c i could put it facedown and not have it scratch surfaces. its a small detail but it sucks not having it anymore now. ergonomics in my hand as well

      • turdbogls

        agreed, it was pretty nice….something like the G-flex is just ridiculous and unnecessary though.

      • Fresh360

        The GNex curve was barely perceptible I think when A.Miller was talking about the allure of curved screens he was speaking of the G Flex. To that I say that much of a curve is more trouble than it’s worth, tho they are phones I believe most people (on this site anyway) use the “Smart” aspect more than the the telephony part.

    • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

      So I’ve had a recent opportunity to play with a G Flex and i was on your side of the fence before that. After using the G Flex, the curve is excellent. The size is too big for me. But mmm, dat curve!

  • Transverse45h

    NOOOOOOO… why not Motorola???

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      You must be kidding…i’ll do it for you “/s”

    • Blue Sun

      Maybe Lenovo will be interested once the sale is finalized.

  • jwildman16

    So when would be the expected release? I need to upgrade before the end of June. Might it arrive in time? Probably not.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Well Sundar Pichai stated we wouldn’t see a new nexus phone till the second half of the year, so not before June.

      • John Kiser

        That is always the case. The nexus phones don’t come out until after september usually october/november…

  • Erstam

    Won’t see it until at least October though. Just like every other nexus phone.

  • PoisonApple31

    Will it make its way to Verizon this time? Some of us prefer our volume rockers on the side of the phone.

    • The Narrator

      I prefer it more flush. My opinion.

    • hoosiercub88

      Likely not, unless somehow VZW magically goes all VoLTE by then, so I wouldn’t hold your breath on it.

  • Nex__

    One hell of a hype beast start, those curved Nexus O_o

    • StockGS3er

      Nexi?

  • JBartcaps

    I want the green one, now.

  • The Narrator

    Good good, use the G Pro 2 or G3 as a base, i like, i like. Can’t go wrong with LG.