There’s an odd new tradition for smartphone flagships to get the Google Play Edition treatment, that is: being sold directly from Mountain View with glorious stock Android.
The LG G2 is the latest Android flagship to get official (just last night, actually), but the South Koreans say we shouldn’t expect a Google Play Edition to follow. For now, at least.
However, LG says we shouldn’t add the G2 to the list, with the focus instead being on that 100-carrier global rollout we heard about a few weeks ago.
In a statement given to Android Community, LG’s Ken Hong says: “As of right now, LG doesn’t have any plans for a Google Play Edition. The focus for the G2 is penetration through carriers. That however could change down the road.”
Tying into this story quite nicely is the rumour that the LG G2 might be remodelled as the Google Nexus 5, much like the LG Optimus G kinda became the Google Nexus 4.