No LG-Made Nexus Device in 2016

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  1. dgstorm

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    LG will be taking a pass on making a Nexus device this year. According to a report from CNET, an LG executive confirmed at Mobile World Congress that "LG needs to focus on its own brand." Supposedly, LG is "totally happy" with the work it did on the previous Nexus phones as well as their relationship with Google. He further added that the G5 project requires a great deal of resources that will be better spent on its own phones.

    This has not been confirmed by Google when reached for comment, and LG has yet to publicly confirm it either, yet we would not be surprised if it turns out to be true. The question remains, "Who will be making Nexus devices in 2016?"
     
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    Honestly, as well as they're doing with the G-series devices, they don't need to make a Nexus device. Finally, LG is about quality, not quantity.
     
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    How about an Inexus? lmfaoooo o_O
     
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    I think Samsung needs another shot. I know they screwed up royally on their first attempt, but Sammy is known for learning from their mistakes and I think they could really make an awesome Nexus if given another shot.
     
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    I'd be down for a Samsung Nexus.

    Sent from my Nexus 6P
     
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    Either Samsung or Moto I'd go for. Perhaps OIS, MicroSD, and water IP68 and call it a day?

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    I think Asus should get a shot. ;) or HTC another shot.
     
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    Sorry @PereDroid.....we need a manufacturer that's actually relevant in today's market. Nexus devices don't sell all that well to begin with, Asus or HTC.....ummmm, no. LOL!
     
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    Idk. Huawei wasn't very well known in the US last year and their Nexus is on point.

    I might be willing to check out a Sammy Nexus. The Galaxy Nexus, for it's issues, is actually what sent me on a Samsung kick. I had the S4 and the Note 4 after that. While they learn from their mistakes pretty well, I'm not sure they're interested in relinquishing as much control as would be required to build a Nexus.

    Moto just had the 6.

    I actually think I'd like to see what one of these lesser known OEMs can do with the Nexus line under Google's wing. Like I said, Huawei didn't disappoint by any means.
     
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    Good point regarding your "relinquishing control" comment. Therein lies the problem.
     
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    Yea, I don't think relevance matters. Make a quality device, and they will come.
     
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    I think relevance does matter. If ASUS & HTC smartphones don't sell very well to begin with, why would they invest their time and money into putting out a Nexus device in which the "average consumer" isn't interested in purchasing anyway?