According to new reports, Google might not be interested in stocking up on the LG Nexus 4 once the existing lot runs out. The Verge cites a source familiar with the matter claiming that this will officially mark the demise of the Nexus 4 lineup. There were hints of this after Google decided to slash the prices of the 8 and 16GB versions of the smartphone by $100 last month. The 8GB version didn’t make its way back to the play store after it was sold out.
While this is bad news for aspiring buyers or current owners to see their beloved smartphone go out of rotation forever, it also is an indication of the inevitable arrival of the Nexus 5 smartphone which is also going to be manufactured by LG.
The Nexus 5 has leaked in FCC filings over the last week, so its launch shouldn’t be far away now. We’ve seen the smartphone leak in its entirety during the Android 4.4 KitKat launch video, which has revealed a design similar to the 2013 Nexus 7 tablet, with no sign of the iconic glass back of the Nexus 4. So there’s plenty to look forward to for Android fans as the Nexus 5 could well be one of the most talked about smartphones of the year.
Via: The Verge