LG will not make Google’s next Nexus device, the Nexus 5, despite previous rumors.In an interview with Dutch website All About Phones, Won Kim, vice president of LG Mobile Europe, indicated that the company has no plans to produce another Nexus device, in part it seems because the company doesn’t need to.”
The Nexus 4 was a great success, despite the production problems for us and Google. However, we do not need such a marketing success again,” Kim said in the interview.
Furthermore, Kim said, LG doesn’t plan to make any of its future devices available as “Google Editions” without the preinstalled LG software.There is “no added value” for LG without its own skins, Kim said.Samsung announced a Google Edition of the Galaxy S4 earlier this month at Google’s annual I/O developer conference.
This Google Edition will ship running stock Android, without any preinstalled Samsung software.Nexus devices run a pure version of Android without manufacturers’ skins. In 2010, HTC produced the first Nexus device, the Nexus One. Samsung released the next two Nexus phones, the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus.
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