We had previously expected to see the new Nexus device from LG at this year’s Google I/O event but except the Google edition of Galaxy S4, no new device made its way to the event. This left us wondering if LG has any plans at all regarding releasing the next Nexus device or a Google edition of its flagship smartphone in the near future.
Well it looks like this cliffhanger has finally come to an end as LG’s Mobile Europe vice president, Won Kim, has revealed that the company currently has no plans to create another Nexus-branded smartphone in collaboration with Google, and that a Google Edition version of one of its flagship devices isn’t in the pipeline either.
Talking to AllAboutPhones, Kim explained the company’s action by saying that while the Nexus 4 was a great marketing success for the company, LG will not make the Nexus 5 because such a device is not necessary for LG’s brand and profits. Also, Kim went further on to say that they have no plans regarding countering Samsung’s pure Android version of Galaxy S4.
Shedding more light on Kim’s statement regarding the Company’s plans, in a comment to The Next Web, following is what LG had to say:
What Mr. Won Kim said is that we are not currently working on a Nexus 5, which is true. But that doesn’t mean we would turn down the opportunity.
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