We’ve heard many rumors that LG is working on the next Nexus device, and even that it will be based off of the new Optimus G. However, Android and Me has a source that claims he had hands on time with the LG Optimus G Nexus, or whatever it shall be called. He is not a Google employee, but knows one apparently. Here is what he had to say about it:
“I can confirm the next nexus is LG Optimus based. The phone looks surprisingly like the Galaxy Nexus and does not have sharp corners like the LG Optimus we already know. It has a silver’ring like the iPhone 3G around the outer edge of the screen which seemed to be similar to the Galaxy Nexus in size but was much better in brightness.
I couldn’t have said if it was larger in the few minutes that I had the phone. Also, it has Nexus written on the back like the Nexus 7 except there is a color element to it. The ‘X’ is in four colors. There was also the LG logo on the back.
Android 4.2 in its current state looked exactly like the 4.1.1 we love. There were no tabs on that build version for home-screens as you suggested from your other tipster. What I was amazed by is how fluid everything seemed to be from exiting apps, switching, etc. It seems like they’ve increased the number of transitions and their types. It still had the hodge-podge mess of multiple communication tools: Messenger, GTalk, Voice and SMS.”
If this is true, it sounds wonderful. I especially like the Nexus logo description with the colors. Plus, LG always had good hardware with less than stellar software, and AOSP code will definitely fix that up. I’ll be honest, I’d consider a Nexus device from LG. Would you? Tell us in the comments!