LG to build Google Nexus 6 and Nexus smartwatch

Google's next flagship Android phone is set to be based on the LG G3

Google is once again turning to LG to create its next flagship phone, the Nexus 6.

That's according to Gizmodo Germany, which reports that the Nexus 6 will be a "lightweight" version of the forthcoming LG G3. Both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 handsets were made by LG, so it's no surprise that Google is turning to the Korean company for the next Nexus.

Quite what "lightweight" means is open to question – whether it refers to stripped-back specs or a physically lighter handset is unclear. The LG G3 will reportedly arrive packing a 5.5in QHD screen along with an octa-core LG Odin processor and 3GB RAM – plus a 13MP camera that's capable of delivering some stunningly detailed images.

Don't expect the Nexus 6 to drop around Google I/O in June, though - Google will want to stick to a yearly cycle between smartphone releases, and with the Nexus 5 launching in October last year, it'll be the second half of the year before we see its successor. More likely to launch at Google I/O is the rumoured Nexus smartwatch, which like the Nexus 6 will reportedly be a collaborative effort between LG and Google.

[Source: Gizmodo Germany via Droid Life]

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