Even as speculations on the release date of Google Nexus 5 (2015) have been doing the rounds for the last few weeks, several reports have surfaced suggesting the search giant might choose to make the Nexus 5 successor. Now, LG has confirmed that it is considering making the device.
The report of LG's plan to collaborate with Google for the Nexus 5 (2015) came amid claims that Chinese company Huawei might make the device. MobiPicker website has reported that the Huawei could "become the first Chinese company to OEM Nexus phone."
Sources within LG have confirmed to AndroidPit that the company might make the Nexus 5 successor. However, it is still unclear whether the South Korean electronics giant has offered partnership or that Google is yet to decide from among a few OEM partners.
It may be recalled that the search giant collaborated with LG for Nexus 4 and 5 before turning to Motorola for Nexus 6. The Nexus 4 and 5 did very well in terms of sales, so it won't come as a surprise if Google goes back to LG.
Google is tight-lipped on the release date of its Nexus 5 (2015), but several reports have suggested that it would be released in the month of October or November this year. It sounds realistic as the Nexus 6 is completing its one year cycle by that time.
The upcoming new Nexus device is expected to sport a 5.7-inch touchscreen with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution and powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, according to a report by DigitalTrends, citing noted Chinese mobile industry analyst firm Jiutang Pan's post on Weibo website.
The device is also expected to run on Google's upcoming operating system dubbed as Android M which is expected to be released at its annual conference Google I/O 2015. It is also reported that the search giant's upcoming software could be called the Android 6.0 'M' aka Muffin.