Google Nexus 5: LG G2 variant with Nexus 4 pricing?

Google Nexus 5: LG G2 variant with Nexus 4 pricing?As I was saying yesterday, the whole Nexus thing is completely up in the air at the moment, with various manufacturers touted for the next instalments of all three devices – Google Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2014) and Nexus 10.

The latest story goes: forget Motorola, it’ll be LG producing a Google Nexus 5 based on its G2 flagship (left). Yeah, we’ve heard that before, but the best part? Nexus 4 pricing, baby.

Credit goes to Chinese-language site MyDrivers, with the Google Chrome translation revealing: “five Prince will Whispering LG.” I knew it!

Making slightly more sense, we’re told that the LG-built Google Nexus 5 “will be around October this year to meet with you”, complete with a spanking new version of Android, namely Key Lime Pie.

However, picking up the price baton from the LG-built Google Nexus 4 means we should expect a few sacrifices to be made. Specifically, according to the sources, we’ll have to say bye-bye to that top-of-the-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Bah.

We reckon Google might have something to say about those slightly unorthodox volume buttons on the rear of the phone too, but on the plus side, the LG G2 is already bereft of confusing old microSD.

Hopefully they’ll up the storage, too, or at least introduce a 32GB version. The Google Nexus 4 currently sells for £239 (8GB) and £279 (16GB). The LG G2, incidentally, has 32GB internal storage. Just saying. EDIT: And apparently 16GB.

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 14, 2013 at 14:09

Why would Google have something to say about the buttons on the back?

lcurdie / MOD  Aug. 14, 2013 at 14:15

Too "confusing" for Nexus consumers. They can hardly handle microSD, nevermind oddly-positioned buttons :p

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 14, 2013 at 14:18

Hahahahaha ... of course! :p


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