Forget the copyright issues surrounding the “Nexus 6” name and the rumors that Google might discontinue its Nexus line altogether, a new report from Gizmodo.de claims the Nexus brand is alive and well. Citing a “business-related source,” the site reveals that Google will stick with LG for its next stock Android smartphone, offering a stripped down “lightweight” version of the upcoming LG G3. The German site also offers up some stunning concept pictures of the Nexus 6 based on the LG G Flex design.
It’s unclear what a “lightweight” version of LG’s next flagship really means. The Nexus 5 certainly stripped away much the LG G2’s extra features while using some of the same internal hardware, but what if Google goes even further this time? We could see a Nexus 6 that focuses on user experience over specs, similar to the Moto X that Motorola designed with Google’s guidance. Let’s just hope it nails the camera performance this time.
The LG G2 hit the market in Sept. 2013 with the Nexus 5 following close behind in late October, so it’s possible the rumored G3 and Nexus 6 would see a similar deployment schedule. Then again, LG may speed up the process in an effort to release the rumored smartphone alongside that Google smartwatch it has reportedly been developing. Only time will tell.