It’s been well documented that the Nexus 5 went through a lot of changes during development. And one such interesting tidbit has now surfaced courtesy of a Korean source. According to Chosun, LG originally asked Google to name the new Nexus smartphone the Nexus G instead of the Nexus 5. As we all know, the LG has ridden on the success of its G series of smartphones for more than an year now (Optimus G, G Pro and the LG G2), so it made sense for LG to go with the Nexus G name. But Google apparently didn’t oblige and went on with the Nexus 5 moniker.
LG’s request was very justified as two of Samsung’s Nexus devices were called the Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus, which are both part of the Galaxy S flagship, but Google clearly had other plans. LG however wouldn’t worry too much about this, as the Nexus brand is now synonymous with LG.
Source: Chosun (Translated)
Via: Talk Android