LG and Google have a good thing going right now. The Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 have both been two of the highest rated phones in the year of their release. With that being said, Google could suddenly tap another manufacturer to make its next Nexus phone, but why would it?
Gizmodo Germany is reporting that sources close to LG at Mobile World Congress told them that the company will continue its lucrative partnership with Google and produce the Nexus 6. Like the Nexus 5 before it, it’s assumed that the Nexus 6 will be based on whatever the LG G3 ends up being. The G3 is expected to be revealed during the Summer with a Nexus 6 launch coming later in the year – traditionally October.
The news of LG working on the Nexus 6 isn’t all that surprising. What is surprising, however, is that LG is being rumored as the company behind Google’s smart watch. A report from last week unveiled that Google was already working on a smart watch with Motorola, but the project was killed while the hardware was still just a prototype. With Motorola now being sold to Lenovo, somebody else had to step in to continue production. That somebody may just be LG and it’s not all that surprising considering how close LG has become with Google over the last few years.
Of course, this is all hearsay for now so don’t go start raising those expectations. It’s reasonable to believe the Nexus 6 exists. Likewise, it’s pretty reasonable to assume that LG will be making it. That’s about it. We know a smart watch from Google is coming, but don’t start assuming just yet. In the past, Google has divvied up its Nexus line among different manufacturers so it’s reasonable to assume that its smart watch might be made by Asus or Samsung instead.
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