I usually wait until the wee hours to post the latest buzz churning out from the rumor mill, but this one sounds juicy enough to post before night sets in. Apparently sources close to Cnet are hearing that LG’s rumored sequel to the Optimus G — you know, the one originally rumored to be unveiled at last week’s CES — is getting pushed back to fall of this year, but with good reason: it could be one of the first devices to launch with Key Lime Pie (Android 5.0 or whatever Google calls it by then).
You may remember the G2 was said to come with a 5.5-inch 1080p full HD display, and a handful of other top notch specs. Only problem is where OEM’s like HTC try and beat Samsung to the punch by releasing next gen phones ahead of the competition, LG’s method of launching later could be screwing them over, even if their device is packing better specs. The G2 launching with the absolute latest version of Android actually makes some sense. The inside tips and tricks their developers are no doubt receiving directly from Google by partnering with them for the Nexus program could be the edge they so desperately need to compete. As a fan of the original Optimus G, I can’t wait to see what they bring to the table.