LG says there isn't a Nexus 6 in their pipeline

For the past couple years, LG has been the creator of Google's acclaimed Nexus series of devices. The Nexus 4 and 5 were solid entries that offered great cutting edge technology at an affordable price. But, this year things might be different with LG stating that they don't have a Nexus device planned for an upcoming release.

According to Android Police, which asked LG’s Global Communications Director, Ken Hong about the future of upcoming LG Nexus devices, he responded:

We’re not really sure what the status of the Nexus program is. We’ve been hearing a lot of speculation about its future but that’s a Google decision, not LG’s. As of today, there are no Nexus devices in our immediate pipeline.

This statement could possibly hint at two different things that might be occurring at Google. First, is that Google might be dissolving the Nexus program. This is a rumor that we have been following for quite some time and the information from LG could signify that Google is indeed abandoning the Nexus program, effectively killing the Nexus 6

Second, is the possibility that LG is no longer creating the Nexus device. This would indicate that Google has approached another company to produce its developer-focused handset. This isn't uncommon, as HTC and Samsung have both had the opportunity to create Nexus devices in the past. Since this is a possibility, it could mean that Google is handing the reins over to Motorola, Sony, or another company. 

Lastly, this could all just be a front, it was almost a year ago when we heard a similar response from LG Mobile’s European VP stating, hat they would not be making the next Nexus. Later, LG would release the Nexus 5, becoming the latest entry in the Nexus series. 

With only a week left until Google I/O 2014, we will have to wait and see whether LG will indeed be producing the Nexus 6, or if what Hong said is actually the truth. Google I/O takes place over two days starting June 25th, 2014 in San Francisco, California. 

Source: Android Police

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More interested in Andoid Next. The UI introduced since ICS is getting dated.

If the next Nexus is from Samsung (unlikely) then it would have Samsung's crapware Knox and would be hard to root without voiding warranty. LG was and is the best Nexus manufacturer.

sanke1 said,
More interested in Andoid Next. The UI introduced since ICS is getting dated.

If the next Nexus is from Samsung (unlikely) then it would have Samsung's crapware Knox and would be hard to root without voiding warranty. LG was and is the best Nexus manufacturer.

Galaxy Nexus was the 3rd official Nexus, made by Samsung and had zero of their software. Doesn't matter who makes the Nexus, Google has full control over the software on it.

Edited by Jason Stillion, Jun 19 2014, 2:59pm :

The number after Nexus indicates screen size. I dont think they would make a 6" phone. They already have a 7" tablet. The Nexus 7. The 4" phone is the Nexus 4 the 5" phone is the Nexus 5 and the 10" nexus tablet is the Nexus 10. I hate how its always reported as the next nexus phone will have a bigger number.

This is true for tablets but not the phones. I agree though the naming convention was not thought out very well.

I thought that the next Nexus tablet from Google would be 8'' so a 6'' phone wouldn't be that crazy. Too big for me, but I'm sure others will want it

Indeed, but the screen size kinda scares me. They're getting huger and huger. Nexus 4 has the ideal size @ 4.7". Maybe 5" is ok as well, but that's as far as it should go. If we think 'but it's 0,2" more'(Z2 has a 5.2" screen), they will keep getting bigger. :p

Perhaps they'll call it the Nexus 5 (2014) and the currently available model will then be referred to as the Nexus 5 (2013) ... since the "5" refers to the 5" screen, not which iteration of a Nexus phone the device represents.

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