Google CEO Larry Page meets with LG CEO, Nexus 5 and LG Glass possibly in the works [RUMOR]


The oft hit-or-miss KoreaTimes published an article yesterday adding more fuel to the rumors that LG could have yet another stab at manufacturing another Nexus device and something else we didn’t see coming. Google’s Larry Page met with LG CEO Koo Bon-joon in his hometown of Seoul, South Korea last week. There they discussed ways to better improve their business partnership.

LG is looking to expanding this partnerships by releasing even more Google TV television (coming soon to their next-gen OLED tv’s), another LG Nexus device, and even the possibility of LG manufactured Google Glass.

LG has been fighting tooth and nail against Samsung and where Google and LG’s meetup was more or less a backdoor meeting, Larry also had a more public meeting with Samsung’s vice chairman Jay-yong, and mobile division chief Jong-kyun. Larry was seen pictured with Jay-yong’s hand on his shoulder.

LG is currently rounding out 3rd place in the worldwide smartphone market, just behind Apple and Samsung. Looks like LG is fighting to hold that spot, doing whatever they can to further increase brand recognition and pump out even more smartphones in 2013. Does this mean a Nexus 5 LG Optimus G Pro variant is in the works? No one can say for sure. It would go perfectly with Google’s naming scheme, but at this point it’s all hearsay.

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TAGS: Google Glass , Nexus 5

  • zifnab

    Hope someone else besides LG gets the Nexus contract next. Nexus 4 wasn’t horrible but the glass back is a joke and the display bleeds light just like every other LG product. I would really prefer not to have to buy another LG product but the only Android phone i’ll take is a Nexus.

    • Chris Chavez

      Well, if it’s an Optimus G Pro variant, I’d go ape sh*t. That phone doesn’t have a glass back, and the display is leaps and bounds better than typical LG stuff. *Daydreams*

      • Lennatron

        I don’t mean to be off topic but tweets from phandroid in my time line are showing up twice with different links.

        • Chris Chavez

          Yeah, we’re working on a fix. Should be corrected shortly.

      • zifnab

        Yeah, I mean the newer LG phones look good on the surface, and the display looks good. My issue with LG exists because both the G2x and the Nexus 4 have light bleeding the edges of the display because they don’t glue the screens together correctly. I returned 24 G2x’s (I wish I was joking, i’m pretty sure i’m banned from the T-mobile store) before I gave up and moved on, and then i opened my nexus 4 to find the same issue. I also have a few friends with expensive LG televisions that suffer from the same issues. At this point i’m hard pressed to trust them with anything they make.

        Sure, some may call these minor flaws, but I’m OCD enough that it drives me absolutely insane. I’ve had to try very hard not to pay attention to it with the Nexus 4.

        • Chris Chavez

          No, I know EXACTLY what you’re talking about. I own about 4 LG devices and over time, the light bleed actually gets worse. The display panels on the Optimus G seemed different. Hopefully because they’re newer, LG’s addressed the bleeding issue (even though only you and I seem to notice).

          • Michael Lee

            I definitely notice the light bleed, I just don’t care as much on my Nexus 4. My old phone had terrible light bleed though.

        • iwave

          Yep, my LM5700 tv went back to Best Buy, I now have a Panasonic plasma on my wall instead.

        • Chester Millisock Jr

          What do you mean by light bleeding the edges?

      • Usaamah Ali Gill

        I would think its actually going to be a variant of the as of yet unreleased Optimus G2, & not just the G Pro . I mean it fits more coherently with the annual release time frame, and so far all signs point to the G2 actually being released a bit earlier than the G and N4 were last year. The G2 and N5 being twins seems to be pretty logical to me.

      • supremekizzle

        Did I, or did I not call LG as making the Nexus 5? (I did BTW) Google has a two year pattern with OEM’s making nexus devices. Perhaps Sony or back around to HTC for the 6th iteration.

    • JRomeo

      how does light bleed look like? i have a Nexus4, and I don’t notice it? or maybe I dont know what to look for……

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    • Daniel Tiberius

      I can’t find any light bleeds on my Nexus 4, and I’ve seen them on my Evos before. Where exactly should I keep an eye out?

  • Kam Siu

    instead of a heavy glass prism piece, how about a flexible lightweight OLED minature screen made by LG?

    • Chris Chavez

      I’d like a sticker you could simply attach to normal bifocals :)

      • Lactose_the_Intolerant

        Nah… Torchwood’s augmented contact lenses!

    • Mitchel White

      id rather be able to see threw it.

  • Justin Skipper

    Because Nexus 4 availability was outstanding, LG deserves another go at it….. not.

    • malcmilli

      LG is 3rd largest phone manufacturer in the world. So your other options for a larger company are samsung and apple… If google only put in orders for 1 million nexus 4’s, and 2 million were ordered, how is that LG’s fault?

  • rhymeforever

    I want an HTC Nexus. ;___;

    • Chris Chavez

      Looks like it might be LG for a 5-incher, Motorola with a buch of variants this year.

      HTC One Developer Edition with CM10? O_o

      • Derrick Pitts

        Its not the same thing as a new Nexus from HTC :(

        But if the N5 disappoints, Im definitely grabbing a Tmobile One and throwing an AOSP ROM on it…

      • rhymeforever

        Naw, too pricey. I love my N4, but the HTC One looks so sexy. I’ll prolly get the next Nexus regardless, since I won’t have the cash for an off-contract Note 3 either. :/

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      I want another HTC Nexus.

      FTFY since HTC manufactured the original — Nexus One.

      • rhymeforever

        Yes yes, my bad. I am aware of the Nexus One.

    • iwave

      With the soft-dock feature of the N1!!! Why, oh why, does nobody produce a phone with such nice docking anymore???

  • Havoc70

    What happened to all manufacturers being able to build a Nexus phone? Definitely not impressed with the N4.

    • BD1971

      You obviously don’t own one than do you.

  • darren_disqus

    Only got a Nexus 4 but would happily buy an N5 from LG

    • Kevin

      I feel like we may be of few people who actually really like the Nexus 4 and have different feelings towards LG because of it. I’d buy a 5-incher nexus from them. That’s actually my only complaint now is I want a bigger screen, I’m a little jealous of my g/f’s Note II, but I hate Touchwiz and the navigation buttons.

      • darren_disqus

        its my first nexus and first LG phone so my view was always going to be positive. I was always a Sony fanboy until now

      • Alex Washington

        My thoughts exactly!

      • rhymeforever

        Count me in. Went from a Dell Venue Pro to my N4. Needless to say, the difference was night and day.

  • phoenix_fire

    noooooo, not another lg nexus. does google never learn from their mistakes?

    • OptimusL

      Yea I mean why should they again go with the company that made the most successful and best selling nexus phone, right?

    • BD1971

      Nexus 4 a mistake? What rock do you live under? Smoothest, fastest android phone made. No gliches,no lags and no freezes. How is that a mistake?

      • OptimusL

        Some people find one negative with a device then they base their whole opinion on that one thing not taking into account the many positives, therefore to them it’s a mistake.

  • geronimo5

    I sure hope it’s better than an LG Optimus G Pro – the next nexus that is.

  • Maximillion82

    I hope not that LG is making the next nexus please let that finally be Motorola

    • Abhijeet Mishra

      No Motorola please, or it makes it even harder for us here in India to see a Nexus officially, as Motorola has pulled out here. Actually, for the very reason of Motorola pulling out of so many markets, I don’t think they’ll be making a Nexus just yet.

  • NardVa

    I want either LG or HTC to get the Nexus 5. Please don’t give it to Samsung.

    • bluevoodo

      this! The only 2 cheap plastic nexus have been from Samsung, both HTC and LG managed to use better materials.

  • Matthew Merrick

    Am I the only one who thinks a Samsung Phablet Nexus would be all kinds of perfection?

    • M0nk

      Yes Google, give us please a Note 3 like device with the Quality of the Note 1 or S2, an 5.5 oled FHD display, no bezel and a Snapdragon 800 or that octa chip with 3GB of RAM and 64GB internal or a mSD slot and I’m sold, even if it cost $500… Unfortunately it’s not going to happen

      • Daniel Tiberius

        Oooooo that’d be nice.

    • Daniel Tiberius

      No, you are not the only one.

  • Smitty

    I’d love to see an HTC or Sony Nexus, but I LOVE my N4. Bring on the N5.

    • Abhijeet Mishra

      I wouldn’t want a Sony Nexus, mainly because their displays are nothing special. If they can get to the level Samsung/HTC/LG in display, then sure, Sony Nexus FTW.

  • Babs Oyed

    We need competition to keep Samsung on their toes.

  • disqus_uSNkO3NkWY

    Google glasses are so ugly….who the hell would want/need to wear those?

  • disqus_uSNkO3NkWY

    I would honestly laugh at people wearing these just like I do to the people that think Bluetooth is just an earpiece and I need to hear their conversations

  • disqus_uSNkO3NkWY

    Total recall rebirth lol…..minus the sex appeal