Report: Google Nexus 6 to be a lightweight version of LG G3

Sundar Pichai had recently talked about a slew of developments in the Android arena and one of them was that the next generation Nexus smartphone will be launched in the second half of 2014. Nexus 5 was launched in the second half of 2013 so the same would make sense for the next generation of the device as well. The rumour mill is working overtime to find out more about the device and it has just come out with something about the device.

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LG will be the choice of Google for the next generation smartphone coming out under the Nexus brand. According to the latest reports, the new smartphone will be a "lightweight" version of the LG's next flagship, rumoured to be known as LG G3. LG G3 is due for a launch this June and is expected to come with a Quad-HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, a 64-bit processor, and a 16MP rear camera.

Lightweight would probably mean a lighter smartphone rather than lighter than the LG sibling in terms of specs. LG has already witnessed the success of the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 which were based on the LG Optimus G and LG G2. So it makes sense that the Nexus 6 will be based on the next LG flagship, the LG G3. We're not exactly sure what lightweight means for the Nexus 6, but we assume the differences between the two upcoming handsets will be mostly about design, not about specs.

LG would probably manufacture Google's first smartwatch as well which Google plans on showcasing at the I/O event this June. LG's partnership with Google has brought a slew of amazing devices to the table and now we are ready for another one.