The Korea Times reports that “the consumer electronics arm of LG Group is working with Internet-giant Google to make another Nexus-branded Google Android smartphone.” LG produced the current Nexus 4 and rumors suggested they would also produce the “Nexus 5″, but this is the first report which openly states LG is making another Nexus smartphone.
If this report is true, we would expect to see the next Nexus smartphone around October. This is when we hear LG will debut the Optimus G 2, and we speculate that their next Nexus will based on this device (just like the Nexus 4 was based on the original Optimus G). Recent clues suggest that Google will reveal Android 4.3 at Google IO this month, so that leaves open the door for Android 5.0 appearing on the next LG Nexus.
There is a chance that we could see a refreshed Nexus 4 with LTE and a new Nexus 7 with a Snapdragon chip at Google IO, but we are not expecting any completely new Nexus devices until the end of the year. Another source claims that Motorola is also working on a Nexus smartphone, that is not the “X Phone“, but we have yet to hear any new details about that device.
It will probably be a long wait before any concrete details appear, but we will be on the lookout for any news about the next Nexus smartphone.