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While the release of Nexus 5 is still some months away, rumors abound that it is LG that is developing the Nexus 5 along with its own flagship device, the LG Optimus G2. The rumor mongers would further like us to believe the Nexus 5 will be released in October and could well be the launch device of Google’s Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.
Till now the rumors have pointed towards LG to be the manufacturer of the new gen Nexus device which is likely to be named Nexus 5. Although LG has made no confirmation of the manufacturer of the flagship device, the rumors, even of now, stick to it. There has also been a report in the Korean publication, Daum in support of this, claiming LG to be developing Nexus 5 along with its Optimus G2. The latter is even rumored to hit the market in August. The Nexus 5 is expected to be announced sometime in October, which is when the Nexus 4 was also announced. Further, chances are that the new Nexus 5 will also come pre-loaded with Android Key Lime Pie 5.0, which is considered the biggest makeover the Googl platform has received since its transition to Jelly Bean.
The report also claims the Nexus 5 boast of similar specifications as that of the Optimus G2, which means the new Nexus smartphone could be built around a Snapdragon quad core 800 processor, coupled to a RAM of 2 – 3 GB. Further, the device will come with a 5 inch display and will include a 13 megapixel camera at the rear. However, there is no reason to believe LG and Google won’t be working with the designs and specs to ensure both their respective flagship device be unique in their own way. After all, neither Nexus 4 not Optimus G can be considered as copycats of each other.
For those who need to refresh their memories, Google and LG had released the Nexus 4 in November 2012. The Nexus 4 is believed to have shared the same parts bin as the LG Optimus G, with the latter having made it to the US wearing Sprint and AT&T colors. Meanwhile, the Nexus 4 continues to be rated highly even today and is considered one of the best Android based smartphone.