The LG G4 is the latest handset from LG and if the rumors are to be believed, LG will also be manufacturing 2016’s Nexus handset (or at least one of them). Presumably this will be based on the LG G4 but apparently that is not the case. According to a report from AndroidPIT, they have heard from their sources that LG has been confirmed to be building one of the Nexus handsets for 2016.
Interestingly enough it seems that the Nexus built by LG will not be based on the LG G4, leaving us to wonder what phone will it be based on then? Well according to their source, it will be based on an unreleased prototype meaning that this will be a Nexus whose design is not based on any of LG’s existing handsets.
This should prove to be rather exciting as it would be a completely brand new design. That being said we have to wonder if a recent sighting on Google’s Android website might have already clued us in as to what to expect, which is a Nexus 5-looking handset, which then again isn’t a bad thing considering that the Nexus 5 was a pretty slick looking device.
In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but we expect that Google will share their Nexus plans later this year. Huawei is also another company rumored to be making the Nexus so 2015 could see the launch of two Nexus devices, giving users more options to choose from.