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LG Denies Involvement in Google Nexus 5

Smartphone manufacturer and Google partner LG has denied its involvement in the rumored Nexus 5 smartphone.

Calling the reports as "unfounded", an unnamed LG spokesperson told Korean website Chosun Biz that the speculation isn't true. The firm also discussed the delays surrounding the in-demand Nexus 4.

Although Google blamed LG on the lack of inventory for the Nexus 4, the spokesperson claimed that no such delays existed at LG's end.

As for the Google Nexus 5 itself, it's rumored to feature a quad-core processor and a 1080p display. It's apparently scheduled for a release before the end of the year, while a tablet is also said to be in existence in the form of the Google Nexus 7.7.

Based on its name, the latter is expected to have a 7.7-inch display, which is said to be full HD. Powering the device is purportedly a Tegra 4 quad-core chip and 2 GB of RAM.

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  • aicom
    And Nexus enthusiasts around the world cheer as they may actually be able to get a hold of the Nexus 5.
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  • acerace
    I don't want them to involve anyway.
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  • CrArC
    aicomAnd Nexus enthusiasts around the world cheer as they may actually be able to get a hold of the Nexus 5. While I hate LG and Google equally for denying me a Nexus 4, I think it's fair to assume that LG are meeting their requirements and the real problem is Google keep giving the bloody phones to the stupid effing carriers who then whack them up for sale on contracts with other flagship phones for ridiculous margins.

    Unless I'm missing something and carriers actually pay more for each phone than Google sells it through the Play store, carriers are making a killing selling contracts with the N4's we were all waiting to buy from Google.
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  • jacobdrj
    CrArCWhile I hate LG and Google equally for denying me a Nexus 4, I think it's fair to assume that LG are meeting their requirements and the real problem is Google keep giving the bloody phones to the stupid effing carriers who then whack them up for sale on contracts with other flagship phones for ridiculous margins. Unless I'm missing something and carriers actually pay more for each phone than Google sells it through the Play store, carriers are making a killing selling contracts with the N4's we were all waiting to buy from Google.
    What do you have against LG? They are my go-to electronics company for anything other than the ultra-high-end...
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  • whiteodian
    I don't know of any carriers in the U.S. other than T-Mo that were said to have the N4 and even they couldn't get it in stock or have a floor model. I really don't know what the problem is. It has been out of stock on the Play store for like a month. I ordered mine on Nov 30 and it arrived Dec 31. It is a nice phone. My biggest complaints are battery life (I can barely make it from 8am to 8pm with moderate use), the speaker is in an awkward spot and isn't too powerful, but adequate, and the ear speaker is very weak. I sometimes have issues hearing certain callers even with the volume at max.
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  • Avus
    I just don't understand why Google still using other manufacturers instead of Motorola for their Nexus products... Isn't google bought Motorola mainly for this??
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  • pheroh
    AvusI just don't understand why Google still using other manufacturers instead of Motorola for their Nexus products... Isn't google bought Motorola mainly for this??No, Google bought Motorola for the patents portfolio (at least originally). Also, if they immediately started giving Moto preferential treatment, their partners will be pissed off and could start shifting to other platforms (if that was viable anyway).
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  • booyaah
    How the hell do you become an 'unnamed LG spokesperson'?

    Not saying that I think the statement is invalid, but I hate how they always headline these articles as if they were a fact, always citing 'anonymous' persons as the source, or using unreliable sources such as Digitimes.
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  • bookwormsy
    booyaahHow the hell do you become an 'unnamed LG spokesperson'?Not saying that I think the statement is invalid, but I hate how they always headline these articles as if they were a fact, always citing 'anonymous' persons as the source, or using unreliable sources such as Digitimes.
    Well I'd imagine that they weren't authorized to speak on the company's behalf. Or their name (in Korean) would be unintelligible in the English so they just didn't name him/her.
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