LG Optimus G2 launching this fall, possibly with Key Lime Pie? [RUMORS]


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.

Chris Chavez
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  1. It definitely will not be the first to launch with a new version of Android. We all know that honor will be done by a Nexus =P

    1. “ONE of the first” after, you know…. the Nexus.

      1. I guess I misread ^^ It’s nice to see LG stepping their game up! I think they did a terrific job on the Nexus 4 (besides all the shipping / stock issues) x.x

  2. >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.

    They worked with Google on the last Nexus, and they screwed it up royally. That partnership is finished. What does LG working with Google on the Android 4.2 have to do with them getting tips on the future Android version?

    1. Well, before the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, Samsung was reknown for their terrible ability to update their devices to the latest Android OS.

      After, they were one of the quickest. It only makes sense LG could learn a thing or 2 by working with Google and issue updates quicker from here on out :T

      1. If you’re referring to the Galaxy S, that was not Samsung’s fault. I had an i9000, the international model and I received all my updates pretty timely. The American variants of the Galaxy S (Epic, Captivate, Fascinate, etc) all got screwed over by your carriers.

      2. Hopefully HTC will make the next Nexus and then start updating faster (:

    2. We might have said the same thing about Asus 5 months ago. Now the Nexus 7 is one of the best selling Android tablets going.

      It’s way too early to judge the Nexus 4 a failure.

      1. I never said the Nexus 4 was a failure, and I certainly never said anything bad about Asus.

        Asus has made some of the best Android tablets since the OG Transformer.

    3. Anyone who thinks that LG royally screwed up Nexus 4, doesn’t have one.

      1. No, I don’t have one. Neither do thousands of other people.

        That’s the problem.

      2. I have zero trust in GOLDSTAR,ummm…. excuse me,I mean LG.Whether this limited supply of the N4 was planned or a result of incompetence is moot.A company that chooses to play childish games as this,or not be more forthright concerning the limited supply is not getting a cent from me.

        I’m glad that you enjoy your NEXUS 4,too bad the # of people who could testify to its performance is severly limited.

        1. Maybe, just maybe, Google only ordered “X” amount of Nexus 4’s. They were not expecting such a high demand and LG has had to play catch up on all the new orders. This is Google’s fault for either not ordering enough stock or launching without their complete order. PERIOD.

  3. That is a nice looking render – and why those UGLY mf Samsung’s don’t interest me anymore – they can keep their recycled garbage with fried chic, er sorry motherboards etc. [sent from my Samsung Galaxy S]

    1. Do you have ADD? Your rant is all over the place

      1. ADD ? Nope I don’t have ….er what was it ?

        1. :D

  4. As long as my Opimus G gets key lime pie, meh who am kidding… Ill be on another device by fall anyway

  5. i sincerely hope that is not what it will look like. hideous!

    1. ?

  6. Too bad their production capacity will max out @ 7 units, one per continent. :D

    1. yawn

      1. I’m sooooo sorry we couldn’t amuse you more. Maybe Mommy will spring for more tokens before the party’s over @ CHUCK E. CHEESES’………..


    1. My question is, If u dont like Android. Y r u on this site!?!?

      1. First of all, I like Android; I say this before you attack me too. Second, the Nexus 4 is sold out, and hard to come by, he is right.

        1. Yeah, but YOU DIDN’T SAY IT IN ALL CAPS.

          1. Perhaps be is just hard of hearing. You know people who are hard of hearing sometimes do speak in raised tones. Well, they do on tv, anyway. O.o

        2. try reading @google-7644fe63f2f04b67b553059b616b8d53:disqus ‘s comment again. As Chris mentioned it is all caps. And it just has a sense of mockery in it.

  8. Bring it LG. You need to redeem yourself after the Nexus 4 disaster.

  9. Think of all the development support…! Oh wait, never mind.

  10. And it’ll be released on Sprint first!!!

  11. to be honest I don’t know how android can get more awesome than it already is

  12. hope they improve the battery life.

  13. Neither the Nexus 4 nor the Optimus G have made it to Thailand yet. So I went an bought a Pad Fone 2 + Station. LG have rubbish support over here.

  14. LG has finally introduced its newest line of smartphone called the LG Optimus G2. It is expected to keep up with other leading smartphones like iPhone, Galaxy Note II and Droid DNA. http://www.backcountrynavigator.com/

  15. Releasing a phone with an OS that’s not outdated, i expected that with the release of the PDK to OEMs but never expected LG to one of the first with their history, good for LG

  16. Hopefully Android 5 comes out soon rather than in the fall.

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