Google Nexus 5: LG G2 specs, Nexus 7 design, glass back?

Google Nexus 5: LG G2 specs, Nexus 7 design, glass back?Two schools of thought on the Google Nexus 5: it’ll be built by LG, which manufactured the Google Nexus 4 and conveniently just released the LG G2; or, it’ll be made by Google’s own Motorola.

Here we’re subscribing to the former notion, but hearing that LG’s Google Nexus 5 won’t scrimp on specs to keep the cost down.

Last week, we were told that LG would churn out the G2-based Google Nexus 5, and that it’d match the Google Nexus 4 on price – sacrificing the G2's expensive Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 in the process(or department).

However, Vietnam’s Tinhte paints a slightly different picture, saying that the Google Nexus 5 will be a high-end Android device with a 5.2in display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor – same as the LG G2.

The Google Nexus 5 design, however, will be significantly different from the LG G2, with a Google Nexus 4-style glass rear (hmm) and an appearance that’s ultimately more in line with this year’s Google Nexus 7.

In any case, expect the Google Nexus 5 to debut a little something called Key Lime Pie (Android 5.0).

LG’s return as Nexus smartphone manufacturer might come as a surprise to some, given those Google Nexus 4 supply issues last year. Google blamed LG for "erratic" supply, while LG said it had simply met Google’s forecasts.

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