Next Google Nexus smartphone could be made by LG
In the past, Google's Nexus smartphones were made by HTC (Nexus One), Samsung (Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus), LG (Nexus 4 and 5) and Lenovo's subsidiary Motorola (Nexus 6), and we are all wondering which company will be selected to make the next. Last week, rumors claimed it will be Huawei with their new 64-bit HiSilicon 930 octa-core SoC built on a 16 nm process. But recent news reports from South Korea reveal that Google engineers toured two of LG's production facilities there a few days ago.
The two facilities were LG Display and LG Innotek. The former, as suggested by its name, manufactures displays while the latter is responsible for other electronic components. It's not unlikely that the visit meant that LG will once again be chosen to produce the new Nexus smartphone. Both Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 were very successful devices that are still used by many people today thanks to their affordability, good build, relatively powerful (even by today's standards) components and regular updates of their stock Android ROM. Nexus 6, on the other hand, is priced similarly to competitors' flagships and faced availability issues at launch, so it's possible that Google isn't entirely happy with the way Motorola handled the production and is looking to involve another company this time.
Our detailed reviews of the recent Nexus smartphones can be found below.