Despite Nexus smartphones always being released at the end of the year without fail, there are still rumors going around that the Google Nexus 5 will launch at Google I/O next month.
So who will be making this early bird Nexus then? Rumors point to just about every major Android manufacturer!
Last month leaked pictures of a HTC handset running pure Android Jelly Bean kicked off rumors of a possible HTC Nexus 5 coming our way. However it turned out to just be the HTC First with Facebook Home turned off, hence leaving a pure Jelly Bean UI experience.
Also rumored was a Motorola Nexus 5. However this fizzled out as well when speculations pointed to it being the Motorola X series, Motorola’s own take on a pure Android smartphone.
Lastly we had LG Nexus 5 rumors come about when leaked specs of something codenamed the LG Megalodon surfaced. However this was the most difficult to swallow as it would be crazy for an LG Nexus 5 to launch next month when the LG Nexus 4 launched back in November 2012 only.
So with that said, what’s up with all these Google Nexus 5 rumors then? The answer may lie in the LG Nexus 4.5.
Earlier last week, we received a tip from a trusted source when it comes to LG rumors. The source suggested that there will be a new LG Nexus 4 at Google I/O by way of a 32GB model with LTE and support for both CDMA and GSM bands. So essentially this 32GB LG Nexus 4 with LTE would be aimed at Sprint and Verizon too, who were left out of the LG Nexus 4 party.
The rumored 32GB LG Nexus 4 would then be available shortly after I/O in the Play Store and come with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie out of the box. Of course this is just a rumor so we will just have to wait and see.
Update: And it looks like this 32GB LG Nexus 4 with LTE isn’t a first. The folks over at AndroidCentral suggested the same thing a while back when they tipped a Sprint LG Nexus 4 with 32GB possibly coming our way. Given that the Sprint Nexus 4G came out months after the original version, a revised LG Nexus 4 is plausible. What do you think?