The Nexus 4 has proven that LG can produce a quality phone, delivering a high spec well made product and it seems that despite inital issues with delays on supply of the Nexus 4 Google is happy enough with LG to begin talks with LG about producing the next Nexus phone.
A story appearing in The Korea Times about a visit to Korea by Google CEO Larry Page, reports that he met with executives from LG where they are believed to have discussed a number of topics including ‘ways to improve their business partnership’ as well as developing products such as an LG-Google OLED TV. Also in discussion was LG’s Patented head-mounted display technology and the next Nexus phone, with The Korea Times going so far as to say ‘Currently, the consumer electronics arm of LG Group is working with Internet-giant Google to make another Nexus-branded Google Android smartphone’.
The Korean Electronics giant certainly has the manufacturing facilities and technology to help Google in key areas that they are interested in. With Google still keen to push into the Living Room through products such as Google TV, LG can certainly help in that respect being one of the largest TV manufacturers in the world. They have also proven they can supply fully realised products such as a new Nexus phone and with key patents in head-mounted display technology it could certainly advance one of the most highly anticipated products from Google.
There has been pretty good acceptance of the Nexus 4 and its fraternal twin the Optimus G and LG Televisions certainly sell well. So partnering with LG for a range of products would make a lot of sense for Google. So far the release of Nexus phones has come at the end of the year so we are still at least five to six months away from hearing anything official, but until then the rumours will continue.
What are your thoughts on a new LG Nexus?