LG denies it's making Nexus 5.
Despite earlier reports, LG isn't making the Nexus 5. However, the company has confirmed there'll be a white version of the Nexus 4. It sounds like U.S. availability will be next month.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers wonder if we've seen the last Nexus: perhaps future pure-Google phones will be like the Galaxy S4 Google Edition.
Your humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment.
Danijel Dercksen spoke to LG's EU VP (lost in translation):
Won Kim confirms that LG will not make the Nexus 5. According to Kim, such a device isn't necessary for LG's brand and profit. ... "The Nexus 4 was a great success despite the production problems for us and Google. However we do not need such a marketing success again."
...Kim also responded negatively to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition. "We have no plans to provide our devices like Samsung has recently done. There's no added value for us without our own skins." MORE
Stefan Constantinescu adds the other side to the story:
...most of you will be delighted to hear [that] the white Nexus 4 is now official. It has the exact same specs...except that it’s white.
...Won’s statement contradicts an earlier report...that said LG was going to make the next Nexus. ... The real question is now who will? ...maybe Huawei or ZTE or Sony? How about HTC? MORE
But Mat Smith still hasn't revealed his real name: [You're fired -Ed.]
As a reminder, the Nexus 4 packs an admirable 320 ppi 4.7-inch HD IPS display, 8-megapixel camera, Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and the very latest version of Google's mobile OS.
...No pricing...yet, though we expect it to match the black original. ... Hong Kong's May 29th release date is one day before LG's Optimus G Pro launch soiree at Macau -- practically next door. MORE
Meanwhile, a pithy papadopoulos posts:
Do you really want a white front? It looks hideous when the screen is turned off. Or you watch a movie.
...Also the software buttons blend much better in with a black front. MORE
And Sean P. Washington ponders why LG and Google might not want to repeat the Nexus 4 experience:
LG was a nightmare for the Nexus line, not because the product was bad...but because of the horrid distribution issues.
...Selling out a great product is inevitable but the delays...hurt the Google brand. I doubt we'll ever see an LG Nexus again. MORE
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