Ladies and Gentlemen, we present to you photos of the LG Optimus G Nexus

October 9, 2012

We’re painfully close to the official unveiling of the next Nexus smartphone. We say painfully because the rumor mill has reached a critical state. Every damn day we’re hearing something new, but not everything we hear is true, which makes our job that much more complicated. But enough insider baseball, let’s get to the news. Today, courtesy of an online forum in Belarus, we have images of the LG Optimus G Nexus. The model number is supposedly E960, but that’s not really important. What’s important here is that we now know, without a shadow of doubt, that this phone exists.

How does it differ from the LG Optimus G? From what we can tell, the Nexus version has a rounder design, it has a silver rim around the edge of the device, there are no capacitive buttons, meaning it’s just like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and … that’s sadly all we can make out from the pictures.

When is Google going to make this thing official? Like we said earlier this week, Andy Rubin, the father of Android, is going to be speaking at a conference hosted by AllThingsD at the end of the month. Similar to how Andy demoed the Nexus S at the same conference back in 2010, we think the same is going to happen this year. That means we’re just three weeks away from hearing something!

But what about the other Nexus devices? Rumor has it that HTC is also making a Nexus, and so is Samsung, and even Sony might join the game. Will each company host their own event to show off their respective devices? Will Google hold one massive event and demo a massive new Nexus portfolio?

This holiday shopping season is going to be completely and utterly confusing for Android fans. With so much to choose from, it may be time to consider selling that spare kidney.

Comments

  • True_Neutral

    Someone on GSMArena (surprising considering that it’s the cesspool of the Internet) pointed out that the back says “With Google” instead of just “Google”, which might be a sign that this isn’t a Nexus device. Still, at this point everything is speculation. I guess we will find out at the end of the month.

    I really hope the Play Store for Devices will expand it’s availability to more countries :/

  • http://www.facebook.com/ondhiyachirag Chirag Thakkar

    really phone looks quite good…

  • Ferdaus

    “This holiday shopping season is going to be completely and utterly confusing for Android fans. With so much to choose from, it may be time to consider selling that spare kidney..” –> you make me laugh so bad with this!! hahahahaha. love you guys and all that humors! for me, i would opt to the manufacturer with the best combined hardware vs price. If all are the same, I would go with either sony or samsung.

  • pew pew

    I prefer the design of the Galaxy Nexus to be honest.

    • Martim

      And that’s saying something…

  • Rex

    I think this could prove to be the turning point for LG and Motorola with this new Nexus program. Let it rip!

  • http://nurudin.jauhari.net/ Jauhari

    I can’t waiting….

  • shaurz

    Looks a bit girly with all the glitter on the back.

  • joseph garofola

    Nice

  • Charles Moore

    Why does it say with google on the back? If it’s a Nexus shouldn’t just say Google Like it has in the past?

    • Noel

      Probably there is some truth to the rumors of multiple OEMs making Nexus devices. But probably instead of Nexus devices some of them will make pure Android experience devices. The with Google on the back doesn’t make it a true Nexus. Maybe the true Nexus. Device is the Gt-i9260 or the HTC X5 device

      • Noel

        There is also the Motorola Occam device running Android 4.2…it also can be a good candidate for a Nexus or just a Google experience device with pure Android 4.2. I also think there is some truth to the rumor that said Google will let a few OEMs make Nexus devices if they adhered to the guide lines set fourth by them and also the stuff abt a customization center is a superb idea. Even though retracted by some sites…i think there is some truth to that. Probably they were forced by Google or the leaker to take it down till Google announced it themselves. Those ideas make so much sense, except the part that claimed Google will allow the OEMs to do the branding. A true Nexus should be branded like the Nexus One or the Nexus 7…shows Google in complete control.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robin.schaefer.18 Robin Schaefer

    Not even putting a “Nexus” name on this phone can hide the fact that this phone is MADE by LG. The worst smarphone maker period.. Atleast this phone will get updates