LG has been making the best Nexus smartphones for Google for a while now. The Nexus 4, 5 and last year’s 5X were jewels in Google’s pastry crown. But it seems like the company won’t be manufacturing the next pure Google smartphone.
According to a report by CNET, LG seems to be pulling out from the Nexus project. So, sadly there will not be a successor to the Nexus 5X. Last year, Google introduced 2 Nexus devices. One was the higher end model by Huawei, the Nexus 6P and the other was the more affordable LG Nexus 5X. Considering their market performance and consumer feedback, both these smartphones have been doing great and most people were expecting successors to them.
Unfortunately, LG says that it needs to focus on its own brand now. It also adds that the company is “totally happy” with its relationship and its work on the Nexus phones, but the project requires a lot of resources that could be better put in its own phones. These statements came from a spokesperson of the Korean giant at the Mobile World Congress.
Well, that is just one third of the report. According to an industry insider, Weibo reports, HTC is going to be the most probable candidate to take charge of the next Nexus. And that makes two thirds.
The same report claims that the company might implement a pressure-sensitive display in the next pure Google smartphone. The technology is called 3D Touch by Apple and Force Touch by Huawei. It can detect changes in the touch pressure and perform different operations accordingly.
These aren’t the only companies working on the new touch technology. Oppo, Xiaomi and many other companies have also been marked as experimenting on pressure-touch tech.
The rumours about the next Nexus aren’t confirmed by any reliable sources yet. We will just have to wait for more speculations as time goes by or see the whole package directly when Google unveils it in October.