The latest reports indicate that LG might not be the manufacturer
Google contracts to create its next Nexus smartphone, thought to be
called the Nexus 6. As recently as last month, a report had indicated
the next Nexus handset would be based on the recently launched LG G3, but now according to an LG
executive quoted in an interview, this might not be the case.
with draadbreuk website (via Phonearena),
Ken Hong, LG's Communications Director, stated that if Google was
planning a Nexus 6 with LG, they must have approached LG by now, like it happened
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"I know at least not yet. Normally, we were informed,"
Hong stated. "That can mean two things. Either I got ignored, or we
simply won't be making [the Nexus 6]," he quipped.
stated that he is fine with other manufacturers creating devices in the
Nexus lineup. "If you can develop a Google phone that gives credibility.
But money you earn is not easy, and you become too dependent on
Google," he added.
The LG executive also spoke about supply issues
related to Nexus handsets, with special reference to the Nexus 5,
"Google determines how many phones are to be made, and we do that. If it
is stated that LG produces too few Nexus phones, the media then is
simply incorrect. We get asked, we deliver."
The news however
contradicts last month's reports where it was reported that Google, after the Nexus 5, is again in talks
with LG for making the Nexus 6, and is additionally negotiating deals
with several Asian fingerprint sensor suppliers.
was also speculated that Google might not include the same 5.5-inch
display as the LG G3, as it plans to include a fingerprint sensor below
the display, meaning a smaller display would be used.
the next Nexus smartphone as per Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President at
Google in charge of Android, Chrome
and Google Apps, is scheduled to arrive in the second half of 2014.
the rumoured Nexus 8 tablet, we can only assume the involvement of HTC
and Asus, companies that
have been speculated to make the next Nexus tablet. The rumoured tablet
might arrive as soon as next week at the Google I/O 2014 event
based on the increasing number of leaks. Earlier this month, the
alleged Nexus 8 tablet surfaced online in a low-res image. Some of the
specifications based on leaks and rumours include a chipset with 64-bit
architecture, 3GB of RAM and 8.9-inch display.