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Old September 21st, 2012, 03:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default LG Optimus G could also be the Optimus Nexus? [Rumor]

LG Optimus G could also be the Optimus Nexus? [Rumor] | Ubergizmo



So it seems that LG’s Optimus G will be making its way into the US market come November, but will it be as the Optimus G or will it be as Google’s next Nexus handset? A few days ago, the Samsung GT-i9260 was spotted in a User Agent Profile which gave rise to the speculation that this could be the next Nexus device. However this was not a guarantee as Google has not officially announced it yet, but according to the folks at Android and Me, they have heard that LG is expected to produce a Nexus handset this year and given that the Optimus G will be their greatest smartphone to date, it has been speculated that perhaps the Optimus G could be the next Nexus phone.
Interestingly this does not rule Samsung out as according to earlier rumors, it has been suggested that there could be multiple Nexus handsets this year from LG, Samsung and Sony, so having both LG and Samsung make Nexus devices isn’t too ludicrous, unless of course the earlier rumors were wrong. Either way we’ll be taking this with a grain of salt for now and suggest you do the same, but what do you guys think? If true, do you think LG should make the Optimus G their Nexus handset, or do you think it would be better for them to release two separate devices instead?

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Old September 21st, 2012, 05:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Be nice to have an option of Nexi, thats for sure. And LG does have some beautiful screens.
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I have a feeling this phone might release before the note 2, whether it's the optimus g or the eclipse or nexus.

Sprint usually releases 1 superphone each month, so even though the note 2 is getting a lot of hype right now, the optimus g/eclipse passed through the fcc back in early august.

October/November is all a coin toss.
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not likely that the Optimus G will be a Nexus, although they could release an LG Nexus based off the original Optimus G design. It would be a wee bit silly to release the same phone under two names however, especially at the same time...

a Google Nexus device cannot have an SD card slot, as I mentioned in the other Optimus G thread. As this is a patent violation unless Microsoft is getting paid for each handset.
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not likely that the Optimus G will be a Nexus, although they could release an LG Nexus based off the original Optimus G design. It would be a wee bit silly to release the same phone under two names however, especially at the same time...

a Google Nexus device cannot have an SD card slot, as I mentioned in the other Optimus G thread. As this is a patent violation unless Microsoft is getting paid for each handset.
I didn't realize that Microsoft has a patent on the microSD card slot and like you said in the other thread, Google would have to license the rights to use that proprietary technology (slight correction from the term "royalties" because royalties would strictly be with reference to the payment, but using the technology would have to be licensed first prior to royalties being paid).

That said, Apple pays license fees for certain aspects of the iPhone that use other manufacturers technologies (the iPhone 5 uses a LG screen), so I wouldn't say it'd be "impossible" for Google to have the OEM's add a microSD to the Nexus phones, but it's less likely that they'd want to pay for the license to use Microsoft's patent.
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Google, LG to unveil Nexus phone at the end of the month

CNET has confirmed that the phone will be a modified version of the Optimus G. Other handset manufacturers could also release their own Nexus phones as well.
by Roger Cheng
October 5, 2012 10:33 AM PDT

The LG Optimus G is the inspiration for LG's Nexus phone.
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LG will finally get its own Nexus smartphone based on its recently unveiled flagship Optimus G, CNET has learned.
The phone will be announced at the end of the month, according to a person briefed on the matter. While it will run some of the same specifications as the Optimus G, it will be modified to fit into the Nexus program. Google and LG haven't yet come up with a name for the product.
A Nexus phone could do wonders for LG's reputation, particularly in the U.S., where the company has struggled to make a name for itself with its smartphones. The Nexus devices are used to showcase the latest version of Android, in this case Android 4.2, and often generate buzz in the Android community for the device and handset manufacturer.

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The confirmation comes amid several reports that LG is working on a Nexus phone. Modaco has listed detailed specifications for the device.
Like the Optimus G, the phone is expected to come with Qualcomm's Snapdragon quad-core processor, 2 gigabytes of RAM, a 1,280x768 True-High Definition IPS display, an 8-megapixel camera, and a nonremovable battery. It will also have no microSD slot and only 8GB to 16GB of internal storage, according to Modaco.
LG, however, may not be the only company to unveil a Nexus phone, the person said. Indeed, there has been talk that multiple handset manufacturers will get their crack at building a Nexus device.
Samsung has built the last two smartphones, with the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, while Asus helped build the Nexus 7 tablet. HTC made the original Nexus One, while LG has never had a chance to participate in the program.
The move could be a way to give some of the other handset players a leg up and earlier access to the latest iteration of Android. While Samsung has been tremendously successful with its Galaxy franchise, and its flagship Galaxy S3 in particular, the rest of the Android pack hasn't fared as well.
LG is among the companies that's still struggling to turn a profit on its smartphone business. The company is hoping for better this holiday season, with AT&T selling its Optimus G and keeping the Optimus franchise name intact. It hopes to emulate the success of Samsung's Galaxy line with Optimus but faces a crowded market of upcoming phones.
Indeed, Google has shown more of a willingness to work with its partners when it comes to the Nexus program.
"We challenge all our partners that want to work with us on a Nexus product to push the envelope," Patrick Brady, director of Android Partner Engineering for Google, said in a Q&A with CNET.
CNET's Marguerite Reardon contributed to this report.
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Awesome, I'm wonder what the chances this phone sells for $299 on the Google Play store (without activation I mean)

Will probably sell my GS3 for this, pending reviews of course
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Awesome, I'm wonder what the chances this phone sells for $299 on the Google Play store (without activation I mean)

Will probably sell my GS3 for this, pending reviews of course
Has a nexus phone that's unlocked and doesn't require activation ever sold for that cheap?
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The Nexus version of the Optimus G seems to have some big changes, from the camera to the body of the phone itself.

For more detail, might I suggest discussion be moved to the LG Optimus Nexus forum?
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