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New next-gen Nexus smartphone rumor could mean great news for Android fans

Published Mar 20th, 2015 8:55AM EDT
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After a series of reports suggested that a Chinese smartphone maker might build the next-gen Nexus smartphone for Google, a report from South Korea indicates the company behind two popular Nexus devices might be working on a third one this year.

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Apparently, Google engineers have visited LG headquarters, with Etoday suggesting that LG might make the Nexus 6 successor this year. The company is an old Google partner when it comes to Nexus handsets, having created the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 in previous years, which were both very popular with Nexus fans.

One of the recent rumors did say that Google is considering both LG and a Chinese company – which later turned out to be Huawei – for the next-gen Nexus handset, although Google is far from confirming such reports. The company usually launches a new Nexus smartphone late every year, timing its launch with a next-gen Android OS release.

LG is apparently developing an “N000” device with Google, which is said to likely be a phone and not a tablet. Google execs have apparently visited various locations, including LG Display and other facilities that manufacture smartphone components such as wireless charging modules and cameras with optical image stabilization.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.


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