News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday June 18, 2014.
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LG has been responsible for the two most recent Nexus smartphones, but if you were hoping that a trilogy pairing between the two companies might happen with the Nexus 6, don't. LG's head of communications has pretty much said it's not happening.
LG Communications Director Ken Hong was asked about the prospect of LG producing the phone, and he responded that the odds are slim. Hong didn't resolutely shoot down the chance, but he did say:
"I know at least not yet. Normally, we were informed. That can mean two things. Either I get ignored, or we do not make them."
Hong made the comment with a laugh, so there's no way of knowing how serious to take the statement. Were LG to make the Nexus, Hong likely would have been informed by now, so the odds of his company producing the phone are not very good. It's not out of the realm of possibility, but not the most likely scenario.
If by some chance LG were to produce the Nexus 6, it would mark the first time that Google has selected the same manufacturing partner for three devices in a row. Google worked with HTC for the Nexus One, Samsung for the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, and LG for the Nexus 4 and 5. ASUS has produced the first two Nexus tablets, but HTC is believed to be the next Nexus tablet partner. Now is as as good a time as any to make the first trilogy because rumors point to Google abandoning the Nexus program for an Android Silver venture.source: Draadbreuk, via: Phone Arena
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.