Following a report from usually reliable sources that Google would be using Motorola, not Nexus 4 manufacturer LG, to make its next-generation Nexus smartphone, conflicting reports today claim that isn’t the case. Vietnamese website Tinhte, which we know from previous Apple and Moto X related leaks has quite a solid track record, is claiming that Google will once again work with LG for the Nexus 5 and that the device will be based on the company’s recently announced LG G2.

According to the report, the Nexus 5 will include a 5.2-inch display, Snapdragon 800 processor– the same as the G2– but will sport “a thinner design” similar to the new Nexus 7. Earlier this month, a post from Taylor Wimberly, who happen to be correct with a few Moto X leaks, said that Motorola is working on the next-generation Nexus to be released in Q4 of this year. Google’s been known to weigh its options with several manufacturers prior to the release of a new Nexus device, but we’ll have to wait for more solid details before we know for sure. 

Another recent report claimed that Google would drop Asus and partner with LG for the next Nexus 7.

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One Response to “Report claims LG, not Motorola, will make the Nexus 5”

  1. having used a Galaxy Nexus that I won in a contest for the last year, I had decided my next phone would either be a new Nexus (with a much better camera and hopefully some exciting Key Lime Pie features) orfinally switching to an iPhone. If a new Nexus becomes a phablet with a 5.2 screen, the decision to get an iPhone will be made simple. 4.6 is good – but once youre copying Samsung with those humungous phablets, Im out for good