Chinese site eToday claims that Google engineers recently paid a visit to LG headquarters, research and development labs, and factories where things like optical image stabilization (OIS) and wireless charging modules are made. The reason for the visit from these Googlers? They were reportedly there as part of a project codenamed “N000,” which also goes by the working name “Nexus 7.” (Yes, they’d need a new name since we’ve already got two Nexus 7 tablets.)
LG and Google are tight, having worked on two Nexus phones, a Google Play edition tablet, and three Android Wear watches in the past. Because of that history, it’s certainly possible that Google could tap LG for another Nexus phone after giving the Life’s Good crew a year off. Google has shown that it’s not afraid to use the same manufacturer for several Nexus products, as evidenced by Samsung, ASUS, and HTC’s Nexus offerings.
So why might Google tap LG for a third Nexus smartphone? LG’s a respectable amount of ground in smartphones and wearables lately, and so Google may recognize that and decide to give the company another shake at making a a Nexus phone.
What do you think of this news? Would you be ok with another LG-made Nexus smartphone or would you prefer a different manufacturer make the next Nexus phone?