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Google Nexus 5 rumours once again point to LG as manufacturing partner

Having collaborated with Google to produce last year’s Google Nexus 4 handset, new Google Nexus 5 rumours have once again pointed to LG manufacturing the next flagship Android phone.

Despite having seemingly ruled itself out of the race to be the manufacturing partner of the Google Nexus 5, last week saw LG’s name thrown back into the, with claimed insider leaks now further hinting that LG is in the driving seat to piece together the Google branded iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 rival.

With the latest round of rumours emerging courtesy of repeated Vietnam based tipster Tinthe, the Google Nexus 5 will reportedly be manufactured by LG and feature an array of specs similar to that found within the company’s recently unveiled own flagship phone, the LG G2.

Expected to boast a 5.2-inch Full HD edge-to-edge display similar to that on the LG G2, the Google Nexus 5 will reportedly feature a design similar to that of the Nexus 4 with a plastic body finished with a glass panel on the rear of the device.

Last week’s claimed Google Nexus 5 rumours suggested that further specs would see the handset pack the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU as the G2 alongside a 2GB of RAM and the option of 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.

The Google Nexus 5 release date has been tipped for October with the handset widely believed to be heading to the realms of reality with the long awaited Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie operating system in tow.

Back in May LG seemed to rule itself out of the running to manufacture the Google Nexus 5, stating it did not need to publicity after last year’s success.

“The Nexus 4 was a great success despite the production problems for us and Google,” Kim Wong, Vice President of LG Mobile in Europe said. He added: “We do not need such a marketing success again.”

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