As long as Google can keep up the steady rythm in which it is spitting out Nexus devices, we can always hope and wish for a Nexus 5 to be dropping in October. The big question on everyone's mind, however, is who will be the company that will be cosen to build the newest Google smartphone?
While LG can boast an undeniable success when it comes to the Nexus 4, it seems like they're not as keen as expected to be the manufacturer of choice for the newest iteration of the Nexus brand. Found on the dutch side of allaboutphones, LG's European boss, Won Kim, has made an announcement that LG will most likely not be company behind the newest Nexus.
Currently there are no plans for us to build the Nexus 5. We do not need this kind of marketing success once again. The Nexus 4 was a great success, apart from the delivery problems and we have a great relationship with Google. But we will not be building the Nexus 5.
Earlier in May, Korea Times reported on the contrary, indicating that LG would be the manufacturer of the newest Nexus device. However, with the statements issued by Kim, it seems that LG will not pursure the contract despite a good success with dealing with Google and the Nexus 4.
The question then remains: Who will be building the Nexus 5?
- LG? Despite the comments issued by Kim?
- Samsung just launched it's Galaxy S4 to the market and the announcement of a Galaxy S4 with pure Android was announced at the Google I/O. Is it possible that the South Korean company will also have the rights to the Nexus 5 device?
- HTC, with a similar announcement of the HTC One running with pure Android, has the potential as well.
- Motorola, owned itself by Google, and with the constant speculation of a new Motorola smartphone in the works could be a frontrunner.
- Huawei joins as the potential Nexus 5 manufacturer as they have the technical know-how to produce such a device. Would Google go out on a limb and use a Chinese company?
- Sony is also a possible candidate as the Japenese company released their Xpera and Xperia Tablet with stock Android as a trial.