LG Most Likely Candidate to Build Google's Nexus 5 Smartphone

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Hey.That_Dude

Hopefully it will be a G2 with a MicroSD card slot (with UHS1 if not UHS2 performance) and USB 3.0 connectivity for ultra fast syncing with your computer (for once every few months that you actually sync it).

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Caboose

@Hey.That_Dude

Don't get your hopes up. Nexus phones have never featured external/expandable storage. If you want an LG G2 w/stock Android and expandable storage, it's better then to just root an LG G2.

USB 3.0 however, that'd be nice.

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TheMissingPiece

I'm fine with this. After getting my Nexus 4, I'm quite happy to say that LG did well making Google's phone.

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MiGreen

I think you should just switch the name to Maximum Google. You devote more space to google than PCs all ready, so why wait.

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RogueNine

After having 3 different LG phone models in my house in the past, I will never purchase another phone that is built by LG. They all had hardware problems that required warranty replacements (one model was replaced 3 times in a 22 month period). Samsung or Motorola would be fine, but no more LG phones.

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Shalbatana

If I had an Android phone, I'd probably be disappointed in this. It might be different with android, but typically I've found that LG has no clue how to design an efficient and intuitive menu interface on a phone.

The dumb phone i have now is so bad I only found out the other day (after a year of having the phone) that I can mass-delete text messages... and I REFM'd!!!!

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Vano

On top of that, LG is terrible in support. 6 month after release they stop releasing updates.
I've got burned once with LG Nitro HD and I will never ever buy anything LG ever again.

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flooglehorn

It is, indeed, different in this case. LG has nothing to do with the OS or UI. These are Nexus devices which means they run vanilla Android so LG will have no opportunity to ruin any interfaces unless it is a hardware interface.

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Shalbatana

well then "good news!"

[futurama]

I hope it works out for everyone who buys one. If I ever get around to getting a smartphone, I'll consider it.

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Formedras

So why is it that Motorola isn't making a Nexus device?

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PCLinuxguy

Despite being owned by Google, Motorola hasn't seemed like Nexus flagship material to many and maybe it's not supposed to be. However the Blur UI is a very very faintly skinned AOSP meaning it works almost like vanilla Android with only a couple of minor tweaks compared to Samsung's Twouchwiz and HTC's Sense which are their own "distros" of Android with full themes and skins. So while Motorola may not host Nexus, they still can feel like one UI-wise.

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Paul_Lilly

I don't know this for a fact, but my guess would be that Motorola already has its hands full with all its Moto devices.

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The Mac

I assume you mean Droid devices.

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TheMissingPiece

Both. There's also the Moto X, which has been pretty big for Motorola.

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TheMissingPiece

Both. There's also the Moto X, which has been pretty big for Motorola.