Google may employ LG to build another Nexus smartphone

Another Nexus built by LG? Yes please. Photo: LG

Another Nexus built by LG? Yes please. Photo: LG

LG’s Nexus smartphones — the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5 — were arguably two of the best Google devices to date. In fact, they were so good that Google has asked LG to build another one, according to a report from South Korea.

eToday reports Google engineers have been spotted at LG’s headquarter, where they took a tour of the facilities responsible for building the company’s displays, cameras, and wireless charging components — as well as LG’s research and development facility.

The reason for the visit? A smartphone with the codename “N000,” which will launch as the Nexus 7, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Yes, that’s the name of Google’s 7-inch Nexus tablet, which makes the whole thing a little confusing. But while Nexus tablets are named based on their size, Nexus smartphones have long been named purely by the order in which they are released.

But of course, this is purely speculation for now. A new Nexus smartphone is more than six months away, and it’s never a good idea to rely on rumors this premature.

I must say, though, I certainly wouldn’t mind another Nexus made by LG. I adored the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5, and while they weren’t perfect smartphones, they were certainly excellent products for the price.