We reported yesterday that Google was planning to launch a new Nexus phone in an attempt to carry forth the success it garnered with Nexus 7 tablet. While it wasn’t clear which hardware vendor would be on board with Google for a new Nexus smartphone, CNET has now confirmed that it would be a modified version of LG Optimus G.
The expected version of Optimus G will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 1280 x 768 high-definition IPS Display and the option of choosing between an 8GB and a 16GB model. The phone will also pack an 8-megapixel camera.
Until now, a number of rumors had speculated that Google was planning to launch the next release on its Nexus smartphone lineup. However, it wasn’t known who the hardware vendor would be. Most analysts pinned the would-be laurel on HTC or Samsung yet very few mentioned LG, given the fact that LG hasn’t been included in the Nexus program until now.
CNET reports that according to a person intimately familiar with the matter, LG’s Nexus phone will be announced towards the end of next month and will run the latest iteration of Android. Naturally, if this report turns out to be true, it will be one lucky scoop for LG who has seen rather lackluster success in the Android market. A Nexus phone can help it bolster its smartphone profile and given the specifications of Optimus G, there is every possibility of the device becoming a success in the Android arena.
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