Rumour of the day: LG lining up Nexus 4 successor for MWC

Rumour of the day: LG lining up Nexus 4 successor for MWCThe LG-made Google Nexus 4 has been ridiculously hard to get a hold of since it officially went on sale a couple of months ago, and it's led to plenty of speculation as to exactly why.

The popular theory is a simple case of demand far outstripping supply, but a new rumour has cropped up that in fact LG has halted production altogether in favour of a new and improved model.

It sounds on the far side of unlikely, but the International Business Times says the Nexus 4 has dropped down LG's priority list and is even suggesting that the Korean firm may hit Mobile World Congress next month with a successor to the hard-to-find handset.

That's one interpretation you could take from the company's pronouncement at CES 2013 this week that “at MWC next month, and throughout the year, we'll be bringing more tier one handsets, in various screen sizes”.

Most people would just be happy to see renewed stocks of Nexus 4 made available, and maybe the oft-rumoured Optimus G2, but the continued scarcity of the former and the thus-far non-appearance of the latter has clearly got the rumour mill hitting bizarro-world levels of daft speculation.

For the record, this LG Super-Nexus has been tipped to come packing a 2GHz quad-core processor and Android Key Lime Pie.

And you thought some of those iPhone rumours were daft. Happy Friday night.


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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 11, 2013 at 18:34


Pondlife  Jan. 11, 2013 at 19:04

Yeah as the first one was so lacking for the price... oO

mumm  Jan. 11, 2013 at 19:11

Obviously they want to charge a shed load, something which google shafted them on by selling the Nexus 4 at cost. Expect if this new handset appears it will be around the £300-£400 mark

mightyforest  Jan. 11, 2013 at 19:17

maybe with the low price they were making little profit?

Pondlife  Jan. 11, 2013 at 19:22

Was google that wasn't making a profit. If they can't satisfy what google wants can't see them getting the next nexus..


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