Will LG be working on the Nexus 5? Who knows. Recent news had LG Mobile’s European VP Kim Won denying LG’s involvement in the next Nexus handset, which has tentatively been dubbed the Nexus 5.

Those comments were contradicted shortly after when LG were contacted by the Verge, stating that while LG didn’t need the Nexus program to have further marketing success, they’d certainly welcome the opportunity to work with Google again in future.

Korean site Daum.net has gone a step further and says that LG is in fact working on the Nexus 5. Daum.net is a Korean language site, meaning that gleaning information from it is a little difficult, even with the assistance of Google Translate, but it looks as if a prototype device has been developed and is currently in testing.

The Nexus 4 was a mixed success — despite initial stock issues and delays in bringing the handset to market after launch, LG shipped around 3 million handsets. For a handset targeted at a niche market, this is a pretty good outcome. Despite the lack of LTE and the relatively fragile glass front and back, the Nexus 4 is rather popular amongst Android enthusiasts, and if satisfaction with the Nexus 4 is anything to go by, an LG Nexus 5 would probably do equally well, if not better.

The rumour mill continues. Thoughts? Speak Korean and able to offer a better interpretation of Daum’s article? Let us know!

Source(s): Daum.net
Via: GSMArena.
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  • http://www.twitter.com/andrewpalozzo Andrew Palozzo

    Pahlease.. the camera is fine.. It’s not the greatest, but it’s a good camera. The biggest letdown on the n4 was the lack of LTE. Everything else was very close to best in class.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Anderton/504726871 David Anderton

      biggest letdown for me was no USB OTG or uSD but still got one!

  • Duncan_J

    I bet they are going to low ball in the specs again.

    Yes I know it’s cheap/ inexpensive but you get what you pay for. No disrespect to the nexus 4’s bang for your buck but I want more bang and I’m willing to spend more bucks.

    Again I can’t be the only one. Look at all the technical hopeless people buying top year Samsung and apple hardware. Why is the premium market locked into skinned or locked os ?

    • http://www.karlcx.com karLcx

      why the assumption that premium equals dollars spent? even after initial qualms about lg build quality, i’m far happier with my nexus 4 than my previous and much more expensive samsung, sony and htc phones, and would place build quality (of the nexus 4 specifically) above that of what sony is capable of.

      • Duncan_J

        I agree dollars spent does not guarantee quality.Many expensive devices come with blot I dont want.

        To qualify my comments I should have avoided the word premium. Now I dont want a poorly built or finished phone but as you have said the Nexus 4 is neither of these things.

        What im looking for is:

        Fast cpu to reduce lag and run the more intensive apps better.
        enough ram to cover above basic usage
        Storage and lots of it. Lets face it mobile data speed ,coverage and costs in Australia is not up to streaming routinely so I want storage options comparable with iPhone = 64gb and expandability This has always been a differentiator for android.
        I have a preference for 5″ displays
        I want high dpi so 1080p is not unreasonable.
        My phone is my camera. Let’s not get in to the exact mp but I want crisp noiseless Images with reasonable low light performance with minimal shutter lag and focus times
        I want lte for the expanding pockets of reception all of the standard radios, blue tooth, wifi , nfc, mirror cast or similar.
        Wireless charging.

        Nothing here is overly earth shattering But show me an international (eg no s4 or htc 1 stock versions) lte phone with google controlled stock updates that meets this and I’ll buy it.

        if I was buying a new phone last November I’d picked up the n4 in a heart beat, but for my contemporary needs its not there especially the screen, camera and storage.

        now if an oem can deliver all of this in a well build unit for a reasonable cost running stock great. my point was that for those of us wanting top tier specs with stock android we need to be realistic on price. The nexus line seems to be pushing price over TOP specs.

      • http://www.karlcx.com karLcx

        these are all fair points, and frankly i put off buying a nexus 4 for a while because of the lack of an sd card slot, and because it only had an 8 megapixel camera. my previous phone had a five inch screen, and the nexus 4 screen felt like a nokia 3310 in size comparison, even with a high resolution.

        if the nexus 5 addresses all these points and perhaps manages a slightly more interesting external design visually, it’d be a pretty compelling device, especially at the nexus outright purchase price point.

    • Joshua Hill

      When the Nexus 4 launched there was no offering with more bang and it cost half the bucks of comparative devices.

      The only bang letting it down was the camera which you’ve pointed out in a later post.

      For the buck your never going to get more bang. The Nexus 4 offered and continues to offer phenomenal value and your comment seems nonsensical to me.

      • Duncan_J

        As I said the n4 gives great Bung for buck. I want more and I’m understanding that thus will obviously cost more.

        My central comment is that there is not truly top speced stock android phone on the market.

        Yes the n4 is great and for the price it is fantastic but it is not top tier

      • Joshua Hill

        When the N4 launched you could not buy a faster processor no matter how many bucks you throw around.

        Despite your comment they did not ‘low ball’. I’m sorry I just don’t understand your OP.

      • Duncan_J

        I truly hope I’m wrong and the next nexus has top tiered special.

      • Joshua Hill

        As the Nexus 4 was top tiered I have no doubts the N5 will be too.