With Google IO 2014 around the corner on June 24 and June 25, it is obvious to think about the upcoming Nexus 6 handset. However, despite the Nexus 6 handset not coming until later this year, LG has clarified that they are not manufacturing the next Google handset.
The South Korean giant has ruled out a possibility to see a new Nexus 6 being produced by LG later this year. Speaking exclusively with Dutch site Draadbreuk, LG's Communications Director Ken Hong has reportedly suggested that LG has yet to be approached by Google in respect to manufacturing next handset in the Nexus series.
The report is aligned with earlier reports that the Nexus 6 are headed for extinction. Rumors have it that Google will replace the ever popular Nexus range with Android Silver. Reportedly, the first phone under the Android Silver series could be produced by LG.
"I know at least not yet. Normally we were informed," Hong stated.
He further added: "That can mean two things. Either I got ignored, or we simply won't be making [the Google Nexus 6]."
The LG executive clarified that Google could have ignored LG for handling of the manufacturing duties for the Nexus 4 and 5. However, he addressed these rumors very aggressively by saying that it was not LG's fault that the stock shortages which surrounded the arrival of the past two Nexus handsets.
He stated: "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."
If LG is not making the Nexus 6, the next immediate candidate comes to mind is none other than Motorola. Other than Motorola, Taiwan's HTC would be the best bet, if the latest reports are to be believed.
Regardless of all the rumors, users are optimistic to see new hardware and the latest version of Android at this year's Google I0 2014 developer conference.
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