Report: Nexus by Google, LG coming end of OctoberOct 06
The rumor floodgates are open this week as more information on a possible Google/LG Nexus collab continues to pour out.
The latest news comes from someone "briefed on the matter" and speaking with CNET.
According to the source, LG will release a Nexus of its own based on the Optimus G.
The phone, of which there is no official name, will be announced at the end of October, the source said.
This goes against an earlier report that the phone, potentially called the LG Optimus G Nexus, would see the light of day in November, alongside Android 4.2.
According to CNET, the handset will have many of the same specifications as the Optimus G, though it will be modified to fit Google’s Nexus program.
Leaked specs from earlier Friday show the device’s possible potential, including carrying Android 4.2 and packing a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor.
Memory is said to come in at 2GB while its screen would run a 1280×768 True-HD IPS display.
As for the device’s picture-taker, an 8MP camera is reportedly onboard.
Though these specs, and the fact it might come with onboard wireless charging, are impressive the phone also apparently lacks a removable battery and a microSD slot.
It also looks like it will come in 8GB and 16GB iterations only.
Despite these reported shortcomings, the phone would be good news for LG, which has struggled to see a silver lining in its smartphone business.
However, according to CNET’s source, LG might not be the only manufacturer being welcomed into the Nexus family, which either spells potential allies or direct competition for the South Korean company.
TechRadar reached out to LG and Google for comment on the various reports and will update this story if and when we receive information from the companies.