Feb 27 AT 8:47 AM Anthony Domanico 94 Comments

Rumor: LG in the running for the next Nexus Device


LG is in talks with Google to be the handset maker chosen to make the next Nexus device, according to a CNet report over the weekend. Being selected as the lead manufacturer for a Nexus device would give LG early access to the next great iteration of Android, as well as the bragging rights that come with it.

Samsung has been chosen for the two most recent Nexus releases: the Nexus S – 2.3 Gingerbread (and Nexus S 4G), and the Galaxy Nexus – Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. If LG is granted the next Nexus device, they’ll be the lead for Android 5.0 (or 4.5, or 4.1), with a rumored codename of Jelly Bean.

LG has quite the uphill battle ahead of it if it is to become the next Nexus, however. Samsung has made huge strides in 2011, selling a staggering 300 million cell phones in 2011 and continually finding itself fighting with HTC and Apple for the top-selling smartphone brand in the U.S. Also in the running is Motorola Mobility, which Google is in the process of acquiring. Google has committed on multiple occasions to not play favorites with Motorola, though we have a hard time seeing how Google wouldn’t play favorites with itself.

If nothing else, Google’s takeover of Motorola will dilute at least one perk of being selected for the Nexus line – having early access to the next iteration of Android. We anticipate that Motorola engineers will be working alongside Google’s software team post-acquisition, and will play a leading role in furthering the Android platform.

We don’t know how serious LG is being taken as a candidate for the next Nexus, as they’ve had some QA problems with previous smartphones, and they’re a staunch proponent of Android custom skins despite putting out a skin that most people love to hate. Still, LG has shown some promise with their Optimus 4X HD superphone in Barcelona this week, which is perhaps a sign that the company is hoping to turn their fortunes around and make a name for themselves in the smartphone market.

Do you want to see LG make the next Nexus device, or are you turned off by their track record?

Source: Cnet

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  • Kostas

    No, I don’t want to see LG making the next Nexus phone. Everyone will miss Super Amoled and Super Amoled+.

    • Jeff Pan

      Even if the deal goes through, Google will make sure LG comes out with a solid product.

      I am all for giving LG a chance. HTC, Samsung and now LG.

      • Chad

        I’m usually all for giving chances too but have you owned an LG android phone specifically the G2x? LG doesn’t deserve a chance. I had a G2x and that “mistake” was enough to turn me off from LG forever especially since after emailing LG and asking if G2x was going to receive an ICS update since it is for the most part vanilla android, the response I got was that their dev team was not sure if they would be able to build out ICS on the G2x…seriously?! The G2x has the specs but the dev team can’t do it? what makes anyone think their dev team can be trusted with the engineering of Google’s new Nexus? The answer is easy here Google, just say NO! Samsung has been doing a great job and I wouldn’t mind another HTC Nexus but never LG.

        • Jeff Pan

          To be frank I never owned a LG device. But wouldn’t the updates be fast if the device is “Nexus” branded?

          • Chad

            As a Nexus device, yes it usually would be because Google is in charge of updates but we just seen from this last Galaxy Nexus that Samsung was in charge of updates for some models so this could change. But to answer, yes Nexus devices are the first to get Android updates.

        • Jeff Rhine

          I agree completely.

          As an unfortunate owner of the G2X, I can honestly say that LG has lost my business… perhaps not permanently, but certainly for the foreseeable future. I would need to read glowing review after glowing review for the next 5 LG devices before I would even consider the brand again.

    • Derek

      Who cares about Super Amoled?? The LG IPS S-LCD display in the iPhone is the world’s best looking display. Nothing beats it.

      • dcds

        Let’s not forget the magical words:

        “in my [humble] opinion”

        Others may disagree.

      • Rushaoz

        You must be blind. Retina loses against SAMOLED buddy. Screw opinions.

    • LukeT32

      Except Samsung has had hardware issues with both. The random reboots with my GNex and poor GPS response to name a few.

      • nexus15

        the galaxy I devices had GPS issues. The Nexus devices do not. Its your imagination.

    • CJ LaFleur

      LG can’t do it! they just can’t stand up to samsung’s super amoled screens. samsung is far superior and google would be doing themselves a favor to go with samsung who sells the most phones of anyone! samsung has proven themselves reliable and should continue to make nexus phones.

  • Nate B.

    To early to care right now.

  • Ironzey Lewis

    At this point I’m in the running too.

  • Jeremy Sheehan

    So far all the LG devices I’ve seen have been lackluster. I’m on big red so I’m sure anyone can agree with me on that. I can say that I’m not really excited to see this happening.

    • delinear

      Ditto, HTC and Samsung were both doing pretty spectacular things when they were given the Nexus mantle. I’ve yet to see an LG device that wowed me. The Nexus brand should be a way to reward those who are pushing the boundaries. Having said that I’d assumed this would just go to Motorola next, what with their ties to Google.

  • EggoEspada

    I’d much rather HTC or Samsung make the next Nexus. If LG were to make a Nexus, I would completely avoid it. They can’t seem to make a decent smartphone.

  • Owain

    I want a Nexus Phablet device, failing that I’m getting the Note and whacking CM9 on it when it’s realised.

    • J-Droid

      That’s 1 thumb down from me for using the term, “Phablet” :/

      • Owain

        Haha! :D Point taken…

  • haters on the rocks

    I wasn’t thinking LG could be the nexus cell phone maker I hope they would be better to it then the U.S. counterpart of the international version cellphone like the G2X,thrill,evo 3d etc. I got the g2x right now I wasn’t gonna trust LG making a high end phone again software problems and no ice cream sandwich. It was high end now it’s really nothing just a dual core phone with HDMI out. But I been wanting a nexus phone for the longest time ever since nexus one I careless for galaxy s but nexus galaxy is amazing so they better step up their game

  • thekaz

    Not that I want them to, but do you think it makes more sense for Motorola Mobility to be making these things…? Personally, I am happy with the quality of my Samsung GNEX. HTC seems to invested in Sense to release a phone without it. And unfortunately, I’ve seen little good said about LG.

    The way Samsung is moving forward quickly and aggressively with their smart TVs, and the rumors of Android heading toward total integration, I’d say they are still the frontrunner in my book.

  • mustybooks

    I thought Google assessed all the options to start with and then chose a company to work with. So this is still wide open surely? At least that’s what was going around the rumour mill last year. People were also arguing that it would be a new company (as opposed to HTC and sammy) to give everyone a chance at a Nexus, but Google went for the company that they worked best with/produced the best device instead.

    As for LG “companies can change” I think is an optimists viewpoint.

  • Joel

    Their track record does bother me a bit – but their reputation as a company as a whole is why im not COMPLETELY against the idea. They know the standard for nexus devices is a high one, After seeing the Optimus 4x HD, they seem to be getting the idea of how to step things up.

    • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

      The problem was never with the hardware, with the exception of the light bleed on the G2x. It’s their software (including drivers).

  • noojAb

    Absolutely not.

    I was duped into the G2x by the impressive and early specs.
    The 2x was the worst phone of 2011.
    Lack of update support is chief among the problems, though the least for many of us who root and update ourselves.

    The 2x design is just terrible. LG consistently releases devices with the largest bezels in the industry. How they do not see what is working and what is not and get some design sense is beyond me.

    The 2x has almost the same screen size as the atrix, yet is about 10mm taller.

    Unless google had both total design control and software control, I would not buy another LG phone, nexus or otherwise.

  • http://pixelswim.com Steve Heinrich

    I think it would be good for another company to make a Nexus device. Samsung did a great job, but to keep things fresh it would be nice to see something new. It might draw more people into the pure Android experience.

  • AsakuraZero

    sony deserve the next nexus phone way more than LG, they have better designs and they are doing good with their software updates.

    god even huawei hahaha, but lg need to clean their name first

  • spazby

    Why not, I a sure google will make sure the device is top notch

  • Hue Three of Five

    HTC needs to make the next Nexus

  • swazedahustla

    If its made by LG then I have no interest in it at all.

    • haterontherocks

      they just gotta work google and make the phone software wises its all google to make it work on the nexus phones. i feel the same way i got the g2x i had to much problems with them i had to exchange it twice and the third one is working on the only thing wrong with it is the wifi calling. i cant upgrade until next year so i might take the chance again with lg but i’ll be happy its nexus phone. true story

  • Darkseider

    Personally I think LG would make an excellent Nexus. The G2X aside from the piss poor factory support is actually a wonderful handset with a custom kernel and ROM. From the hardware perspective it is solid with a beautiful display and again thanks to the dev community insanely fast and stable. So if LG were to be tapped for the next Nexus we could possibly see a great piece of kit without the worries of LG’s lackluster software support because El Goog will be pushing the updates themselves. I’m all for it. Oh and the LG 4XHD looks REALLY nice. Here’s hoping it becomes the T-Mobile G4X.

  • pepe

    Wow. Are these the same ppl that were complaining about Samsung being the next one a 2 years ago? Cmon man!!! Google is not gonna let anyone put out crap for a nexus. They’ll make sure it top notch! And Google is the o es that push the updates. Just wait tland see what Google does I trust em

  • http://None Javier Bastardo

    I’m waiting for Google’s takeover on Motorola, maybe not for the next Nexus, but the one after that should be made by GoMoto. And it should be a pure vanilla Android experience.

    As for LG, I remember an old LG cellphone I had, and a “touch” one my sis had. They were good phones, but I’m a junkie for Samsung and their really cool products and nice look and quality, even if its not top-notch in all the sides.

    Personally, I would love to see another try from HTC, then GoMoto, then LG.

  • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com DroidSamurai

    >> Google has committed on multiple occasions to not play favorites with Motorola, though we have a hard time seeing how Google wouldn’t play favorites with itself.

    They don’t need to play favorites — if Motorola releases stock phones only and Google takes up the responsibility to update Motorola’s phone directly, it doesn’t matter if Motorola makes a Nexus or not.

    • delinear

      I’m not sure how much having Nexus qualifies as being a favourite for these companies, much as we fans live them. They’re never massive sellers, the company probably covers it’s research and development costs with a small profit on the side. It seems like what the partner company really gets out of the deal is early access to the next version of Android, and for that they provide a flagship phone for the OS. More a straight business deal than a favour.

  • SGB101

    moto will be making all future nexies imho, their fist will surly called the ‘Droid Nexus’ , got to be the greatest name for the phone ever.

  • MoSDeeb

    I’m a bit conflicted about this. LG makes great displays such as the iPhone which is beautiful, but LG as a phone maker is another story.

  • Alan Reboli

    This is a mistake. It now seems clear to me that Android is playing around with different manufactures and giving them a chance with the nexus line. My question now is why? LG has produced some crap phones recently…

  • Paul Atreides

    I’d rather have Motorola or Sony over LG. Maybe even Asus to create A Nexus Padphone/Tablet combo.

  • Hall Lo

    Please don’t, Google. I think LG has already proven how “good” it is as an Android manufacturer. Even most of my friends around me are avoiding LG phones (some of them owned one before, and obviously they are completely not satisfied with them)

  • redraider133

    Lg does make some nice phones it was always the software that held the phone back. I think they learned their lesson with the g2x and the 4x looks like a really nice device and will have to see how it performs in real world usage.

    • Steam

      I hope so, because, as you’ve said, LG makes great hardware. If they can get it together on the software side of things, they could be a real contender among the top android manufacturers.

  • Richard Yarrell

    HELL NO….Lg should’nt EVER have their hands on anything NEXUS. I respect GOOGLE for giving all manufacturers a shot and yes SAMSUNG HAD (2) opportunities but they are the PRIDE OF ANDROID PLAIN AND SIMPLE. If LG gets the next NEXUS then that means I WON’T BE PURCHASING THE NEXT NEXUS come Nov/Dec of this year plain and simple. I will purchase the GALAXY S3 or GALAXY JOURNAL when it hits Verizon to couple with my current GLAXY NEXUS. Either way I will be fine because jellybean will hit my device fast enough my current Gnex has plenty of valuable life left in it….

    • Steam

      LG makes very good hardware, but their software sucks, which is why their phones suck. Google dictates what software goes in a Nexus phone, not the manufacturer. An LG Nexus *could* be a very good handset.
      So now “Samsuck” (your words, not mine) is the “pride of android”?

      ^You can see Richard is having one of his “extra special days”; the random, ballistic use of caps are in full effect. It’s hilarious, Squiddy just corrects him, I hit the bullseye every single time with this guy’s personal issues, and when I do, the caps are a’-flowin’, he gets so flustered, he says even more ridiculous things than he usually does. He’s probably trying to pretend he didn’t see the post in the other thread about him and his dad, and he’s doing a terrible job of it.
      Richard, you’re too easy, it’s harder to shoot fish in a barrell. You’re going to make me a few bucks in ~23 months (provided someone doesn’t kill you first – not smart using your real name on the internet, then insulting anyone and everyone. I’ve seen you before in lower manhattan because I took a detour past the Bowery on the way to my office and you aren’t some 6’7″ superhero, you’re just a dopey little shit. Which explains even more).
      I should stop, because if you finally completely lose it and kill yourself, my bet is off.

      • Richard Yarrell

        You poor sole I guess whenever you claimed to had seen me on that faithful day all you did was keep walking. Why didn’t you stop and say hello Mr. Man guess your heart would allow you to speak and be a man instead of talking tuff here on a website oh yeah your so classy. I am pretty sure when you saw me the reason you kept walking was because you knew it would be best to do so because you knew your ass would get kicked left and right. Don’t write a check your punk ass won’t have the heart to cash my friend. Your just like that clown squiddy20 tuff guy online hiding and thinking you’re so bright but at the end of the day you have no heart and you know your punk ass will get kick right in Manhattan. Least I am man enough to know that much all you have to do is come find out do yourself that favor I’ll be waiting you can count on that. Bring that other punk with you squiddy20 that would be a glorious day in the real world.. My advice Man up my friend stop hiding…

        • squiddy20

          1. The word you were looking for is “soul”. A “sole” is part of a shoe. Keep up that “great” spelling. Show us all how “intelligent” you are.
          2. “because you knew your ass would get kicked left and right” Hahahahaha! That’s hilarious! In all of the pictures of yourself you’ve posted on Google+, you’re a bald, sickly looking guy with a scraggly, unkept beard who looks every bit your age, if not older. The chances of you kicking anyones ass is pretty slim. What’s funny is, YOU talk a lot of shit, even insulting people and saying things about them that aren’t even remotely true, and you tell US we’ll get our asses kicked? Real men don’t insult others just because they’re wrong. Real men accept that they’re wrong (like you’ve always been) and move on. Grow the fuck up Dick.
          3. “Least I am man enough to know that much” Ahhh but the fact is, you don’t “know” anything. You can’t say with absolute certainty that you can kick my ass because you don’t even know my real name, let alone what I look like. It could be I am the stereotypical “geek” with pasty white skin who never goes outdoors. But it also could be equally possible that I’m a really smart jock, physically fit, works out daily, knows MMA or boxing etc. Fact is, you don’t know shit Dick, stop pretending you do.

        • Steam

          What the fuck? I didn’t understand half of that. There is nothing wrong with my shoes, and it wasn’t a Sunday…faithful day? What the fuck are you, Nostrodamus, speaking in riddles? Are you going to start writing quatrains next? I wasn’t walking, I was driving, that’s what “classy” people do. I don’t live in the Bronx, and work in a soup kitchen, I can afford nice things. I don’t consider smartphones to be the apex of my existence. I honestly don’t understand what the hell the rest of that garble was that you wrote. Try again, in English. The Dark Basement Richard…it’s calling to you..”No papa! I’m not useless! Please don’t donkey punch me while ramming me, piss on me, and make me work the corner for dollars again! I have a smartphone! I’m useful!, Please papa, noooooo….”
          It’s calling to you Richard…the basement is calling…Papa is waiting for you.

    • squiddy20

      1. It’s “shouldn’t” not “should’nt”. Seriously, you insult me about being “useless” and you can’t even spell a simple contraction? What a joke.
      2. Since you can’t seem to comprehend this I’ll spell it out for you. If you really did respect Google for giving “all manufacturers” a shot, then LG is included because they are a manufacturer of Android products. No you’re just being hypocritical and a two faced idiot.
      3. “If LG gets the next NEXUS then that means I WON’T BE PURCHASING THE NEXT NEXUS” Boo hoo. So glad you have the close-minded outlook of a child. Uncompromising? Check. Not willing to try new things? Check. Arrogant and self righteous? Check. The world would be a better place without you Richard.
      4. “my current Gnex has plenty of valuable life left in it” Ummm… I would hope so given it came out not even 4 months ago… Way to go Captain Obvious. What else are you going to “enlighten” me on?

      • Richard Yarrell

        You poor loser…

        • squiddy20

          By all means, tell me in what ways you think I am a “loser”. Don’t just say something and will it to be so, back up your childish position. How can you expect anyone to take you seriously if you can’t even back up your opinion? I’d have thought after me basically telling you this much after two years, it would’ve sunk in, but I guess you’re a REALLY REALLY slow learner, bordering on if not, completely, mentally handicapped.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Without question if GOOGLE GAVE MOTOROLA the shot I WOULD PUSH UP on that QUICK FAST instead of CRUSTY LG…And if that TWAT squiddy20 responds to this he can go KISS LG’S ASS….

    • Steam

      Here you are March 18th, 2011 “…It is highly doutful my friend that device will be the best on the market for 2011 guaranteed…These will be the best devices in 2011..1. Evo2, 2. Atrix4g. 3. Lg optimus 2x, Lg optimus 3d, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Stealth, Nuexus S4g, Then everyone else my friend”
      You’re useless. Go back to your Dad’s basement for more ramming and donkey punching.

    • squiddy20

      “I WOULD PUSH UP on that QUICK FAST”…… What the fuck does that even mean? Try getting with the times Richard, it’s not the 90′s anymore. People are a lot more educated than that.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Lg Revolution was the WORST on Verizon I dare someone with knowledge to say the Revolution was a good android device..

    • squiddy20

      The LG Revolution was a good Android device.

      There, I said it. What are you gonna do now Dick? Spread more childish and made-up insults about me? Oooo! I’m sooo scared!

      • GCity

        Richard Yarrell = Squiddy20 & Steam reason for living. You dudes ever post here when he doesn’t? Nope your like a couple of stockholm syndrome nerds. You “hate” Richard soo much that all you fools do is follow him around. Whether it’s at Phandroid or here, it’s hella creepy…that’s black people talk for you being 2 seriously weird dudes. If you listened to hip hop “pushin up on something” is a common phrase. Used by rappers like L’il Wayne, Drake, Wiz Khalifa, etc. They’re recent artists, so check your calenders…or has living in a “bubble” warped everything? Try posting something that adds to a discussion rather than logging on with your negative stupidity. Seriously, you’re the idiots that need to comment every time.

        PS: What’s funny about sexual abuse steam? only a loser would write You’re useless. Go back to your Dad’s basement for more ramming and donkey punching. As a person who’s sister is a child psychologist, that’s an insensitive and stupid comment, that says far more about you than Richard.

        • Orion78

          The fact that you think Drake is “hip hop” just disinfects anything you said on your lame statement. Lmao

          • GCity

            And you’re hip hop? Young Money = Millionaires…. You=Broke Hater

          • GCity

            what does disinfects mean? I’ll tell you: Disinfect: to free from infection especially by destroying harmful microorganisms, or to cleanse. was that like supposed to be your big word of the day? Cause you just showed you’re not that bright.

          • squiddy20

            He was comparing you to a “harmful microorganism”. Couldn’t you tell? Now who’s the “not bright” one?

        • GCity

          I guess that the four people to minus four find pedophilia funny? Ask the kids whose lives have been destroyed if they find/found child rape funny.

          • Steam

            “I’m a college graduate. For a living, I’m a network adminstrator for the province …yes I’m canadian) I live in. what your education or vocation? Stalking Richard full time? personally don’t care about what music you like or your favorite color or your musical preference. Why is proving Rich wrong, when no one else here who is normal does that? Sounds like someone has problems….If some uses slang, they need to get an education? Soundslike you need on to cause I’m sure you like everyone else here has used slang before, or you’re overcompensating for something.”
            That post was so riddled with misspellings and grammatical errors, it borders on the absurd. Especially considering that you start off by saying “I’m a college graduate.” You didn’t even graduate 3rd grade, did you? I have quite a few Canadian friends both college graduates and otherwise, and they can all spell and use punctuation. You’re full of shit. Canadian educational standards are much higher than that.

        • Orion78

          LOL” hater ” oh wow. That’s the words you kids use these days? You don’t know shit about hip hop. I’ll give you some pointers if you need. But thats a different story for another day. And lol you didn’t get the point I was trying to make. But its good that you can actually read a dictionary. The little kids still have hope.

        • squiddy20

          No, I don’t live in a “bubble”, but I don’t listen to rap/hip-hop either. Just not a style of music I’m interested in. But thanks for asking.
          And for clarification, I don’t “hate” Richard. I just enjoy showing the various ways he’s wrong because he’s too stupid to get much of anything right, even when he thinks he’s right. On the rare occasion that he is right or makes a statement so short that nothing can be wrong with it, I don’t comment on it. Simple as that.

          Richard, take note, because if in fact “pushing up on something” is a common hip-hop phrase, then it’s a perfect example of what you have in the past so erroneously labeled “jargon”. Go get an education.

          • GCity

            I’m a college graduate. For a living, I’m a network adminstrator for the province …yes I’m canadian) I live in. what your education or vocation? Stalking Richard full time? personally don’t care about what music you like or your favorite color or your musical preference. Why is proving Rich wrong, when no one else here who is normal does that? Sounds like someone has problems….If some uses slang, they need to get an education? Soundslike you need on to cause I’m sure you like everyone else here has used slang before, or you’re overcompensating for something.

          • squiddy20

            Actually, I’m currently in college, and no, “stalking” Richard full time is not a “vocation”, it’s a hobby. A little thing to enjoy because all I ever do is point out his utterly ridiculous mistakes, he gets frustrated and makes even more mistakes, I point them out, ad nauseum until he just gives up like a little child. Seriously, if he used facts and real statistics to back up his statements, I’d have no problem with it. Instead, if anyone points out how he’s wrong, he calls you “useless” among other childish name calling, and leaves it at that, thinking he’s won. With that mentality, he never has, and never will. He once called me a “peckerwood” which I looked up and found out that it’s basically a racial slur against white people. He calle me this simply because I told him he was wrong in thinking the processor in the HTC Sensation was not inferior to the same processor found in the Evo 3D, even after I had provided a link to a webpage showing him the truth.
            “personally don’t care about what music you like or your favorite color or your musical preference.” Well you should since it has at least some relevance to the topic at hand. As I stated before, I don’t listen to rap/hip-hop *much*, therefore, I wouldn’t know what the current slang terms are, nor do I hang out with people who use such terms. Excuse my ignorance.
            I’ll admit, I do use slang, when it’s appropriate, like in the presence of friends and very close colleagues. But when you start saying things like Richard has about wanting to “push up on” a phone of all things, on a very public website, something just isn’t right.

        • squiddy20

          Wow. Just looked up “push up” and according to Urban Dictionary (the only place I could find any sort of definition), apparently it could mean 2 things A) very intimate dancing, or B) sex. Either way you define it, it basically reads as if Richard want to get intimate with a PHONE. Yeah, he’s definitely screwed up in the head if he wants to “push up on” a phone. Why are you defending him again?

          • Steam

            LMAO. I was wondering the same thing.

        • Steam

          “…If you listened to hip hop…” I don’t listen to that shit, I’d rather give myself anthrax. I speak English, not ebonics circa 1988. “L’il Wayne, Drake, Wiz Khalifa, etc.” translated- sucks, sucks more, who the fuck names themselves “Wiz Khalifa”? Does he think he is a wizard who lives in a tower in Dubai? (Seriously, don’t even try to respond with the standard retard rapper response “They have lots of $$$!”- lots of people do, so what?) That’s great if you work in a soup kitchen, but I don’t. I also don’t “follow Richard around”, I occasionaly fuck with him because I found out about a year and a half ago that a charity that I was donating a pretty decent sum of money to created this asshole. I could care less if he spam-fucks every thread about how great his phone of the day is, what pissed me off was the fact that he insults everyone who doesn’t have his phone/carrier or doesn’t agree with him. I’m not talking about people who argue, simply people who, over the past 1½ years, may have said that they have x phone, and they enjoy it (in a thread that is actually about x phone, and not Richard’s current sick obsession). Richard then feels the need to tell them that they’re useless, piss on them, eat shit, they suck, fuck a duck, or whatever retarded thing he thinks of. I donated thousands of dollars over the years to a place that taught him how to turn on a computer? THAT is what my money was going to? Never again. I’ve also made it a point of showing everyone I know who has donated or thought about donating money to the Bowery Mission what they’re helping.
          This is the same person who calls everyone useless, bums, broke losers, etc.
          “As a person who’s sister is a child psychologist, that’s blah blah blah…” What is that even supposed to mean? Your sister is a child psychologist? So? Your sister probably sucks and fucks her boyfriend, do you suck him off as well? That’s a stupid association. My brother is a lawyer, does that make me a legal expert? No. Is my brother an expert in my field? Again, no. It was supposed to be insensitive, dumbass, couldn’t you tell from the wording and context, or should I “urbanize it” like Lil’ Wayne so even you can understand it? If your sister is a psychologist, show this to her, and she’ll understand what I’m doing – if she is even remotely a “good” psychologist.
          There is nothing funny about child abuse, did I ever fucking say “abusing children is hilarious”? No, I did not. Again, maybe it wasn’t urbanized enough for you to understand it.
          I add to discussions all the time, I walk people through rooting their phones and flashing ROMs and kernels and even building their own themes from scratch, I just do it under a different name and not here. This site lost all credibility when they ghost-wrote that article for Richard.
          In the future, when you want to jump into an argument, do try to understand what it is that is going on rather than reacting to a statement. You look like a bigger fuckwit than Richard for even trying to defend him and talking about things you don’t understand.
          Now go suck off your sister’s boyfriend. :)

  • jamal adam

    First LG needs to show that they can actually make devices that are top notch and have great designs without fail and then maybe, we can talk about a possible running for the next Nexus.

  • xsynth

    Can’t say I’m a fan of LG, I wouldn’t want to see them doing the next nexus.
    Perhaps Asus or Sony would be good this time around.

    Nexus with playstation suite would be nice!

  • Dr.Carpy

    I think there should be nexus level device from the big four device makers (Moto, Samsung,Sony, LG) that would keep everyone innovative (can we get please get a 32-64 GB device please with additional storage capability? Also it would allow 4 devices that Google could control in regards to software with 4 stock experience phones. This will also allows fans of certain manufacturers to “pledge allegiance” . That much competition can only strengthen the Nexus brand of phone(s).

  • Roman

    I will never buy a nexus until they go to in-house the phone. The only true nexus to date is the N1.

    • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

      The N1 wasn’t in-housed either. It was made by HTC. It’s just as “true” as the Nexus S or the Galaxy Nexus.

  • fletchtb

    I have a lot of respect for LG as a company and I am dying to see them build a handset worth owning (and I really hope it doesn’t come with the gimmick of 3D recording/playback)!

  • ihatefanboys

    HTC needs to make both the next NEXUS ,and the G3.

  • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

    Google controls the software, and the manufacturer controls the hardware. The hardware in LG phones (G2x, anyway) was good, and the software was crap. Is it possible that an LG Nexus wouldn’t suck? Yes. But is my scorn too great from the G2x? Yes, and as such, I would not buy an LG Nexus.

    Enough with Samsung Nexuses (Nexii?). Give someone else a chance. A manufacturer needs to prove that they are more often than not on top of their game, and LG just doesn’t do that. Their customer support and public relations departments are staffed by unicorns and leprechauns respectively – they simply don’t exist.

    Give the next Nexus to a new, innovative manufacturer. I nominate Asus – they’re absolutely innovative with their Transformer design, combining multiple devices into one. Love it or hate it (I’m of the former, but I understand the viewpoints on the latter), you can’t deny that the new Padphone = Phone, Tablet, Stylus design is anything short of impressive mobile hardware innovation.

    • delinear

      I like Asus for the role too. With rumours of a Nexus tablet doing the rounds it makes even more sense, Asus are doing some amazing things in that area.

  • Perry

    LG = great TVs, crappy phones. They will never live down the G2X fiasco. And they don’t have a bigger black eye because the G2X was released on tmo, the smallest carrier. Imagine if it had come out on verizon or at&t!!!

    I’m all for giving them another chance but I’d be real leary of buying an LG phone.

    Now a name I haven’t heard banter about is Asus. They go a great job with the hardware and are second to none in the support/update area. A Nexus device by Asus would be a good thing.

  • BigCiX

    Id take a solid LG device over a Samsung plastic phone. Google will take care of the software forsure!

  • Alex Belko

    No! please no. I thought LG changed when they announced first dualcore smartphone but we know how it turned out, Samsung is the strongest candidate, they make awesome hardware and proved to make nexus devices, HTC is very interesting with the latest models too and focusing on quality with which LG have problems

  • cb2000a

    Well it would give LG (a company struggling to get market share in Android phones) a chance to show that they can really shine. I say let them at it and see what happens.

  • Rushaoz

    NO!!! NOOOOOO! Screw LG! They’re phones suck balls! Keep samsung or get moto to do it but for the love of god not LG lol

    • BigCiX

      Get moto to do it so they can have a boot lock on it. The only thing that sucks about LG is the software and their updates. As for the quality of it built they are pretty good due to no plastic.

      • Paul Atreides

        A locked bootloader won’t happen on a Nexus. When it does, game over for everyone.

  • aranea

    I’m not sure how I feel about a 3D nexus. It shouldn’t be standard for Android.

  • rushaoz

    Btw what the hell was I reading down there with all those guys arguing? I vote you all have a foursome and upload it to the gayest web site you can find lol because you all sound like you secretly love eachother :p

  • Nathan D.

    Something in side me said no as soon as I red the Title

  • _Diego

    No, please no… I’m not only turned off by their track record, but I also believe there are other manufacturers out there that are more capable than LG is…

  • donger

    No but please let it be HTC. The Nexus One was a great phone.

    • spences10

      The One X looks pretty sweet too imo

  • spences10

    Being an ex o2x owner I’m not too keen on LG doing the next Nexus device and I’d have to wait I think and see what everyone opinion was on it

    I did like the hardware it was just LG weren’t the best at managing software releases and nVidia are also [in the case of the o2x] unwilling to share their source details which makes developing for the device all the more difficult

    But hey I’ll probably get caught up in all the hype [like for the GNex] and find myself queuing outside some retailers on launch day to get my hands on the latest Google goodness!!