White LG Nexus 4 Announced, Rumors Of LG Made Nexus 5 Shot Down

We’ve seen the white Nexus 4 countless times, before we knew it existed, before we knew it was real. We had seen blurry shots, clear shots, even video. But finally, we get an official announcement. LG took the time today to announce the white Nexus 4, with the same specs as the black model currently on sale. It has a 4.7 inch 1280×768 IPS display, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP camera, and a 2,100 mAh battery.

The device will be launching tomorrow, May 29th, in Hong Kong. The rollout will continue across Asian, European, and North American countries in the coming weeks. This probably means that LG will be selling the device (and not for the $300 price tag we are used to), not Google. Hopefully Google will launch the device on the Play Store soon, as we’d like buyers to have the option of a low price.

The announcement also brought some bad news. LG Mobile president Kim Won openly stated that they are not making the Nexus 5, nor do they need the opportunity and success that comes with it. With the Nexus 5 out of LG’s hands, who will be making it? Samsung again, or Sony? Maybe HTC, if some of the original Nexus One fans are lucky?

LG then clarified that Won’s statement of “we do not need such a marketing success again” was misinterpreted. They said they would not turn down an opportunity to work on the next Nexus, but they will not be making it. They also said that they do not have plans for a “Google Edition” device, similar to the stock Android Samsung Galaxy S 4. They like their Android skin, and a stock version doesn’t offer any value for them.

In a strange bit of news, LG has a lot in store for the future, like a new Android tablet. The Android tablet game has been a bit barren lately, with Samsung releasing stale tablets (aside from the Note 8.0) and the competition doing almost nothing notable. Maybe LG can break into this market with something special. They are also considering using a new OS alongside Android for their phones, to combat the current “duopoly” Won dislikes. That will be an interesting move, but one we can’t exactly disagree with.

So with a white Nexus 4 coming to the US soon, and with no Nexus 5 in the works from LG, what do you think about this situation? Who is likely to be making the next Nexus device? Who would you like to see make it? And will you be buying any LG devices in the future? Tell us in a comment!

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