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According to report, Nexus 5 to be made by LG and based on the G2

News   •   Aug 18, 2013 13:03 BST

According to a report, the Google Nexus 5, follow-up to the Google Nexus 4 handset, will be made by LG and will be based on the G2, LG’s current flagship. If true, the Korean firm would be making the next Nexus a second time.

This is according to Tinhte, a Vietnamese site, and first spotted by G4Games. G4Games reports, “According to Tinhte’s information, the Nexus 5 will have really thin side bezels, just like G2, and an overall design similar to the 2013 edition of the Nexus 7. If you think about it, it actually makes sense for Google to want and have its Nexus devices looking almost identical. This would be the next logical step after the Californian giant decided to make Jelly Bean look identical both on smartphones and tablets (if you remember, Honeycomb was looking and even behaving a lot different than Ice Cream Sandwich). Oh, and if you were hoping to see a similar LG G2 back button placement on the new Nexus … you can forget about it.

“Ok, lets move on to build quality. Love it or hate it, the glass on Nexus 4′s backside made Google’s smartphone really stand out in the crowd and it looks like the Nexus 5 will follow in its predecessor’s footsteps.”

The site added, “Another thing mentioned by this latest rumor is that the smartphone’s camera placement has been changed: the camera cluster will now be closer to the edge of the device, just above the display … kind of like the new Nexus 7 and its rear-facing shooter.”

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