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Nexus 5 Motorola involvement raises head again

Under: Mobile Phones, Motorola
Date: August 21st, 2013

Now that the details of the 2013 Nexus 7 have been revealed with the device already available to some consumers, rumours about the next Nexus model refresh continue and talk of a Nexus 5 release with Motorola involvement raises its head again.

Recently we have heard claims that the Nexus 5 will be based on the recently announced LG G2 although we have had differing specs given for the device which has centred on the device either using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 or Snapdragon 800 processor.

Now though serial smartphone tipsters @evleaks has posted the image that you can see on this page that is supposedly of the unannounced LG Optimus L9 2, which looks to be the same device that leaked recently and was tipped to be the Nexus 5.

Along with the image it is claimed that it looks like the Nexus 5 will actually be made by Motorola, and could actually be called the Nexus 4 v2 instead of moving up to Nexus 5. Earlier this month we heard that Motorola could be producing a Nexus handset, and @evleaks has a pretty good track record with regards to smartphone leaks.

Obviously until we get to see any new device at a special Google press event any rumours surrounding a new Nexus handset have to be taken with a pinch of salt, but the current model proved to be extremely popular and hopefully lessons will have been learned in terms of stock levels for the next version.

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Nexus 5 Motorola involvement raises head again

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  • easyDreezy

    Nexus 4 v2? Looks like Google is heading into Apple territory with their incremental updates.

    If this rumor is even true, that is.

    • Len Derby

      They’re already there… “New Nexus 7″ anyone? :-) I dare them to call this the Nexus 4S to find out if Apple holds the patent on “S” as well as “i”.

  • abrahavt

    If google makes a phone that has top specs like last years Nexus 4, I would consider buying it. If they make a midrange device like the Moto X I will pass.

    • Len Derby

      Last year’s Nexus was a very good phone for the price, but not quite as high end specs as some of the alternatives. Great quality phone for the price. The Moto X is a potential game changer dismissed by many as “midrange” because it took a riskier multi-chip road and didn’t opt for a single powerful Snapdragon 800.

  • Boston02116

    They need a universal phone that’s unlocked and can be activated on any network in the world and has the latest chipset.

    • Len Derby

      That’s been mostly the idea behind the Nexus line which (to use an incorrect and overused line) have been pentaband phones lately. The way I understand it, there’s only so many Bands you can cram into a phone, so universal support of all bands for all carriers’ networks wouldn’t be practical. Many would have 2G or 3G support at best. The latest chipset would be expensive, and the Nexus line lately have been more affordable phones not playing the one-upmanship on specs that most companies do.

      • Boston02116

        Intel (XMM 7160) and Qualcomm (RF360) have multimode chipsets that will work on many LTE bands and 3G, 2G. Probably not gonna be in the Nexus 5. But maybe in the future as the chipsets become even more integrated and smaller it will be cheaper to make phones that work anywhere.

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