Google prepping Nexus 4 successor for I/O 2013 launch
The Google Nexus 5, Android Key Lime Pie, and the follow up to 2012’s hugely popular Nexus 7 will launch in May, according to reports
The successor to 2012’s Nexus 4 will be built by LG, called the Nexus 5, and launched at Google I/O 2013 alongside a new Nexus slate and Android 5.0, according to reports.
LG’s Senior Vice President James Fisher got the ball rolling at CES 2013, where he claimed the Nexus 4 was the first of many handsets Google and LG would be creating together.
‘Through our collaboration with Google, we launched the LG Nexus 4 smartphone. This is the first of many devices to come from our growing partnership with this very selective company,’ said Fisher, according to The Telegraph.
The International Business Times is now claiming that LG is winding down production of the Nexus 4, something we’ve not yet been able to confirm, in order to make way for the Nexus 5, which it says will launch at Google’s 2013 I/O developer conference.
The report claims the Nexus 5 will feature a 2GHz CPU and Android Key Lime Pie. LTE will no doubt feature inside the new Nexus handset as well in order to take advantage of O2, Vodafone, and Three’s respective 4G networks, which should launch sometime in Q3 2013.
Google is also expected to launch the follow up to 2012’s Nexus 7 at its annual I/O event in May, as well as Android Key Lime Pie (version 5.0) of its mobile operating system, although very little is currently known about both.
LG would not comment on any of the above claims when approached by Know Your Mobile.