There has been a rumour going around that the Google Nexus 5 is just weeks away and that it will be launched with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie at Google I/O. So who is making it? Rumors point to just about every Android phone manufacturer under the sun. Let’s dig in.
We don’t know a lot about the Google Nexus 5 other than the rumours that have been going around. Some people have also said that the HTC Nexus 5 has been seen, however it was a handset from HTC with pure Android that was mistaken for a Nexus. It was the HTC First with the Facebook Home turned off and this shows the pure Jelly Bean UI.
Then we heard rumours about a Motorola Google Nexus 5 and once again this was dismissed when news of the Motorola X came out. There were speculations that said that Motorola were working on the first Android 5.o Key Lime Pie handset but that it wouldn’t be the Nexus handset.
Then finally we have heard about an LG Nexus 5, following on from the success that LG had with the LG Nexus 4. This happened to be one of the most far out rumours as the LG Nexus 4 was only launched in November and it would be too soon for another device to come out as many people are still having issues with getting the device on the Google Play Store.
We have now heard that there could be a 32GB version of the LG Nexus 4 coming to Google I/O instead with LTE and CDMA bands. This would be more plausible than the LG Nexus 5 as storage was an issue with the LG Nexus 4 and so was the lack of LTE.
So maybe there is a 32GB version of the LG Nexus 4 coming our way, however we have heard more. It sounds as though it will have compatibility for CDMA with Sprint and Verizon. A Sprint Nexus 4G did come out later than the GSM variation some years ago, therefore it wouldn’t be strange to see the LG Nexus 4 heading to Sprint or Verizon this summer despite the model originally being released in November 2012.
We really believe that the Google Nexus 5 will be out in November of this year only; May would be far too soon. But what do you think about a 32GB LG Nexus 4 instead?
Update: It also seems that the CDMA LG Nexus 4 with 32GB has popped up before. AndroidCentral said that they heard the device was making its way to Sprint some time ago. So it could be coming ever closer now that more details are beginning to pop up about the device with Google I/O just around the corner.