Google to stick with LG for Nexus 6 after all, expect a 'lightweight' G3

Google to stick with LG for Nexus 6 after all, expect a 'lightweight' G3Google turned to LG to make the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, so given all the Android manufacturers around it's only fair that the Nexus 6 will be made by... LG.

So says Gizmodo Germany [translated], adding that the Nexus 6 will likely be a lower end version of the LG G3, which is expected to land around mid-year.

Google went a bit Nexus crazy back at the end of 2012 when it debuted the Nexus 4, an uprated Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10 all in one go. Since then, though, things have been quieter – yes, we've seen the Nexus 5 land plus an overhauled Nexus 7, but that's not that much for 16 months.

But things are set to pick up again, it seems. A new Nexus 10 surely can't be far away, and now comes the claim from Gizmodo's “business-related source” that LG has got the nod to build its third straight Nexus smartphone.

Existing rumours suggested Google would look to Lenovo to build its next Nexus phone after selling Motorola to the Chinese firm last month. Yet with LG clearly having done a good job with the last two Nexus handsets, it wouldn't be much of a surprise to see it favoured for a third time.

Gizmodo's source reckons the Nexus 6 will in effect be a “lightweight” version of the LG G3 flagship that's set to appear around mid-year.

Details of the G3 are still sketchy, but it'll clearly be a premium-level smartphone, and higher up the food chain than Google has traditionally favoured for its Nexus devices, which for some time now have looked to combine a decent upper-mid-range spec with an ultra-aggressive price tag – at least if bought directly from Google, anyway.

Via Phone Arena

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