LG Intros White Nexus 4, Talks Nexus 5
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5/29/2013 | 1:31:57 PM
re: LG Intros White Nexus 4, Talks Nexus 5
"Google is not expected to debut a new Nexus smartphone until October or November."

Or December. All 4 of the Nexus phones have been released in November (Nexus 3, Nexus 4), December (Nexus 2), January (Nexus 1). The last 3 of those 4 have been released in November and December.

LG, Samsung, HTC, Sony, Motorola.... whoever still has six months to get a Nexus phone out the door. Usually the manufacturer chosen bases it on a recent design. Part of the LG Nexus 4 problem was the LG Optimus G (on which the Nexus 4 is based) was just released two months prior, so LG was still focused on production of that phone and the Nexus 4 wasn't widely available until January 2013. However, the G2 is expected very soon, so LG has plenty of time to work on a Nexus 5. :)

But some other manufacturer may do something better.

I wouldn't mind having a Nexus based on the Galaxy S4 or the HTC One. Not a GǣvanillaGǥ version thatGs still going to cost $650 - $700, but a real Nexus version. Same way the Galaxy Nexus (Nexus 3) was based on the Samsung Galaxy models. It was sort of the Galaxy S2.5. The Galaxy S2 came out in May of 2011, the Galaxy Nexus (3) in November 2011, and then the Galaxy S3 came out in May 2012. The Nexus 3 is not as good as the Galaxy S3 which came out six months later, but it's better than the S2 (720p HD screen for instance). A lot of the stuff you see in the Galaxy Nexus ended up in the Galaxy S3.

If Google wants to replay that for the Nexus 5, IGll take a Galaxy S 4.5. Or an HTC One.5. :)

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