We have been hearing a number of rumors about Google’s next Nexus smartphone, with some rumors saying that the handset will be manufactured by Samsung and other saying that the device will be a version of the LG Optimus G smartphones.
According to the guys over at Android and Me, Google has apparently handed out an LG Optimus G Nexus smartphone to some of its staff for testing, this is what one Google employee said about the device.
“I can confirm the next nexus is LG Optimus based. The phone looks surprisingly like the Galaxy Nexus and does not have sharp corners like the LG Optimus we already know. It has a silver’ring like the iPhone 3G around the outer edge of the screen which seemed to be similar to the Galaxy Nexus in size but was much better in brightness.
I couldn’t have said if it was larger in the few minutes that I had the phone. Also, it has Nexus written on the back like the Nexus 7 except there is a color element to it. The ‘X’ is in four colors. There was also the LG logo on the back.
According to the guys from Android and Me, the Google version of the LG Optimus G Nexus will come with an 8 megapixel camera, there are two models of the Optimus G, one with an 8 megapixel camera and one with a 13 megapixel camera.
Source Android and Me