The latest interview of the Vice President of LG Mobile in the region of Europe, which was featured by GSMinsider, indicates that the company is not planning on working with the Nexus 5 or a Google Edition of their flagship smartphone.
Following the huge launching of the Nexus 4, Won Kim, the company vice president, admitted that the Nexus 4 was truly a success for the company. However, he said that they are not planning on following up on it. In his words, he stated that the company does “not need such marketing success again”.
He was also asked whether LG is planning on releasing a new device similar to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition, he answered in the negative. He commented that a similar variant for their smartphone has “no added value” for them.
Quoting his interview published in the report, he said, “We have no plans to provide our devices like Samsung has done.” “This has no added value for us without our own skins,” Kim added.
The Indication of LG’s Statement
The statement of the LG Vice President is a clear indication that the company is ruling out working with the Nexus 5, which is a rumored successor of the successful Nexus 4 and the LG Optimus G Pro, GSMinsider speculates.
The Rebuttal of LG
A spokesperson of LG denied the rumors. The representative of the company said that Kim’s comments were just misinterpreted by the media.
The representative of LG said that while it is true that the company is currently not working on the future Nexus 5 and there are also no plans about it yet, that does not mean that they are totally ruling out its development. If the opportunity arises to create the next Nexus device, the spokesperson said that they are unlikely to turn it down.