If you are an Android fan, you will surely know what a Nexus device is. The Nexus is a series of mobile devices using the Android operating system produced by Google in cooperation with selected hardware manufacturers. Basically, these devices are committed to deliver “pure Android” experience, which means the devices under Nexus branding don’t come with any carrier modifications such as HTC sense and run vanilla Android.
Recently launched Nexus 7, a 7 inch tablet device, took market by storm. Google is selling the device at a price point of $199 for the 8 gig version and $249 for the 16 gig version, and they are worth every penny. Nexus 7 has set a standard for how a budget device should feel and function like. There are many advantages of having a Nexus device, and the most notable advantage is that since it is running stock Android OS without any carrier/manufacturer modifications, nexus phones are the first devices to receive the latest OS update before any other handsets receive the software update. Google has been launching a new Nexus phone every year for the past three years.
Word has it that Google is looking forward to expand its lineup of stock Android device and will be launching multiple Nexus devices this year. Google has supposedly tied with manufacturers including HTC, Samsung and LG among other manufacturers to harvest the new Nexus devices. According to leaked information, a 5” Nexus Phablet is in the works at HTC. The ‘Google Nexus 5’ will be featuring 5” screen, Quad Core Snap Dragon S4 Processor, Full HD video recording support, 4G LTE, 12MP and 2MP rear and front cameras respectively. Samsung already has a Google Nexus and according to numerous leaks about a device codenamed as GT-I9260, seems like the company is looking forward to launch Google Nexus 2. It will be the successor of Google Nexus and will obviously have better specs than the current variant. LG will also be among the manufacturers who’ll be announcing a Nexus phone later in the year.
This time, we have some information on the Nexus device from LG. According to MovilZona, a “person connected with Vodafone,” has given out information on the new Nexus device from LG. According to the information, the device will be featuring a big 4.7″ display with very high resolution and will have a pixel density that will be comparable to iPhone 5’s Retina Display. The device in question sounds like the recently unveiled LG Optimus G which has a 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus display with 1280 x 768 resolution, but it wouldn’t make sense for Google to launch a Nexus device using Optimus G as a base, and since LG is a Korean manufacturer, we expect the Nexus device from them to have the best specs.
We take today’s rumor with a pinch of salt. Google will most probably not allow LG to sell Optimus G and have it under the Nexus line up too. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know using the comment form below.