If there is going to be a Nexus 6, it won't be made by LG

The Nexus 4 was made by LG and so was the Nexus 5, which has us wondering, could the Nexus 6 be made by LG as well? Well according to previous rumors, it could be, but according to a new report, it seems that the Nexus 6 might not be made by LG after all. This is according to an interview with LG’s communications director, Ken Hong, who was quoted as saying that LG has not been informed about it, which is something that they should have heard about by now. We should point out that Hong is not saying that there isn’t a new Nexus handset, it’s just that it doesn’t seem like it will be made by LG. Of course it is entirely possible that Hong might not be telling the truth in order to maintain some level of secrecy or surprise, but his statement does seem to be pretty solid. Assuming that is true, it’s pretty much up in the air at the moment as to who might be responsible for the Nexus 6.

According to LG’s Communications Director Ken Hong, Google should have approached LG by now, if it wanted this year’s Nexus phone to be made by the company, just like was the case with the Nexus 5. “I know at least not yet. Normally, we were informed,” said Ken Hong in an interview. “That can mean two things. Either I got ignored, or we simply won’t be making [the Nexus 6],” he joked. LG’s Communications Director isn’t saying, however, that there won’t be a Nexus 6 or Project Silver handset from Google this year, just that all indications show it might not be LG making it. He is actually fine with another manufacturer picking up the slack of manufacturing Google’s subsidized Nexus line: “If you can develop a Google phone that gives credibility. But money you earn is not easy, and you become too dependent on Google.” He also chimed in on the Nexus 5 initial supply issues, stemming from the unexpectedly high interest in the handset: “Google determines how many phones are to be made, and we do that. If it is stated that LG produces too few Nexus phones, the media then is simply incorrect. We get asked, we deliver.”

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