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Google Nexus 5 To Be Based on LG G2, Release Date To Be on Android’s 5th Birthday

It’s been already rumored that Google’s Nexus 5 is going to be built by LG, but the Korean maker denied it back in May. Though now  a Chinese websites reports that it’s going to be based on LG G2. The LG G2 is one of the most powerful smartphones on the market, but the Nexus 5 won’t come with such powerful features, as Nexus devices are usually relatively cheaper than their high-end competitors.

According to MyDrivers, the LG G2 based Nexus 5 will feature a 1.9 Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal memory, a 3,000 mAh battery and a 10MP camera. It should come with at least Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, though we expect Google to release Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie along with it. Also it seems that LG G2’s rear buttons won’t be ported to the Nexus 5, so it will come with the usual side ones.

If the Nexus 5 comes with these specs and a price similar to Nexus 4’s, it will be a really smart acquisition, considering that Nexus devices are as fast as the phones they are based on, even if they come with cheaper internals. Google’s optimization makes wonders and Nexus devices are probably the fastest and most stable Android devices, as it was to be expected.

Previously it’s been rumored that Nexus 5 will be based on Motorola X, though it doesn’t make sense, considering that Google and Motorola are basically the same company and there isn’t any reason to compete with themselves. Also Motorola X’s Android is very close to vanilla, which kinda makes it a Nexus device.

Android is turning 5 on November 5, 2013, and we expect them to release both the Nexus 5 and Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie on that date. Hopefully we’re right and we’ll see a bigger improvement to the operating system. Last updates ( 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 ) have been pretty minor and didn’t come with many new things, but we expect Key Lime Pie to be something totally new.

If the November 5th release date for the Nexus 5 and Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie is real, then we are about 2.5 month away, so there isn’t too much to wait. We’ll probably find out about it much sooner, as Google has to send out invitations for the event, which we expect to be in New York.

Along with the Nexus 5, we might also see a 2013 version of the Nexus 10, which hasn’t been upgraded along with the Nexus 7.