You might want to sprinkle a dash of salt in your eyes before reading this one, but… stranger things have happened.
We’re hearing that the LG Optimus G might become the LG Optimus Nexus when it hits the west within a couple of months. What the…?
Android Community suggests that Google might adopt the LG Optimus G as the next Nexus smartphone, with credit going to, uhm, “word on the street”.
The obvious flaw in the logic is that Nexus devices traditionally launch alongside the latest version of Android. Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) had the Nexus 7, Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) had the Samsung Galaxy Nexus… and so on.
The LG Optimus G, however, launches with Ice Cream Sandwich, so it’s actually a version behind. There’s always the chance it’ll be upgraded to Jelly Bean before it hits the west, I guess.
It’s also possible that the LG Optimus Nexus will be sold direct through Google Play under its not-quite-burgeoning-yet Devices section, which would arguably make it worthy of the Nexus branding.
Utter nonsense? Time will tell. In any case, we're itching to play with the LG Optimus G (slash LG Optimus Nexus) when it hits the UK next month. Or maybe the month after.