LG Optimus Nexus could be Google’s next smartphone

September 19, 2012
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We've heard a lot about LG's Optimus G recently. The company unveiled their new flagship phone a couple days ago and we certainly gave it a good look-over. However, word on the street is that Google will be using the Optimus G as their next flagship phone and will call it the Optimus Nexus.

Sources have said that Google may be going with LG to produce the search giant's upcoming Nexus device, and if that turns out to be true, the Optimus G might be the phone that they'll base it off of. It's still running Ice Cream Sandwich as of LG's unveil a couple days ago, but it will most likely see a Jelly Bean update by the time it hits the States in November.

The only question is, will it go by the "Optimus Nexus" name or stick with "Optimus G" by the time it arrives in US? It's anyone's guess as to how LG and Google will proceed from here on out. Not too long ago, there was a leak that mentioned LG, Samsung, and Sony were all interested in creating a new Nexus device, so it may even be possible that we'll see multiple Nexus phones in the Google Play store in a couple months.

However, the big story right now is whether or not we'll see an Optimus Nexus come November. The new phone is equipped with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, a 13 MP rear camera, and 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPSPlus 1280 x 768 display. It would be quite the Nexus device if I say so myself.

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[via Android and Me]


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  • Paulus Net

    Will be a great move, it could change the Nexus landscape forever :)

  • mola2alex

    Let’s hope, haven’t been a fan of Sammy’s overly plastic devices

  • cobracat03

    Spec sheet says external storage. That’s pretty much a no-go for the nexus line-up.

    • noMoreCrpware

      If there really is external storage then I’m sold. If not, then 32GB is a no-go for me.

      • Egin Tollkuci

        What do you put on your phone? I’ve barely used up 5GB on my nexus…I always wonder what people need so much space for.

      • bos

        local caching for google music mostly. My gym is in a Verizon dead spot, so I need my music stored locally. If I had a newer and better phone with a larger screen I might want to store movies and other media locally as well.

  • Phone_Junkie

    I would definitely buy this phone, no doubt. The only thing is it is very shiny like the GSG III and I cannot stand even the finest of scratches. Some do not like the plastic look and feel of Samsung phones but they are less prone to show very fine scratches.

  • MikePopovici

    Im pretty sure google wont use captive buttons anymore im pretty sure they will stick with on screen buttons like galaxy nexus will at least i hope its an awesome feature to have the full screen when watching video

  • Daris Theerakulpisut

    Fine, if HTC isn’t the chosen one this time, I would gladly choose LG over SS. Only one thing– I hope they don’t put the LG logo anywhere explicit. Every time I see the LG logo I helplessly associate it with my refrigerator and that’s a major turn-off. Please put the logo on the back so I can cover it with a nice sticker.

  • donteverbuylg

    It might be ok cause google will force them to update the OS, any other LG android phone they stop supporting the moment it ships. Disgusting, I will never buy an LG phone again. They promise updates and never follow through. save your cash , get a Samsung, you will be much happier with it.
    Signed,
    a very bitter former LG customer

  • tommy

    I dont know why these companys especially LG keep bringing these phones out with big screens and fast cpu and nice features and then ruin it with a poor excuse for a battery
    The battery on this phone be at least 3300 mAh