Uh Oh: LG Is Rumored To Stop Nexus 4 Production For Upcoming Smartphones


If you’re already upset because you won’t be receiving your Nexus 4 anytime soon, you may be even more upset after reading this story. The International Business Times is reporting that LG is allegedly halting the production of the Nexus 4 to make way for its upcoming smartphones. While we already know of at least one major smartphone in the works, there is the notion that LG is already working on the Nexus 4’s successor behind the scenes. In fact— LG SVP Steve Fisher is confirmed to go on record at CES that LG has bigger and better plans with Google:


“Through our collaboration with Google, we launched the LG Nexus 4 smartphone. This is the first of many devices to come from our growing partnership with this very selective company.”


Rumor has it the new LG Nexus would feature some astounding features too. Among the noteworthy features are Key Lime Pie (Android 5.0) running the show and a 2GHz quad-core processor… which would make the new device a smidge better than the Nexus 4.

Still if this is true (and all signs point to it being true), this is going to be a major letdown to Android Stans and customers who have been itching for the Nexus 4 since November. However, all we can do is just sit back and wait for what unfolds…


source: International Business Times

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Conceived as Spock’s 4th cousin, Roy has had quite the life. He was born in beautiful San Jose, California, raised in Los Angeles, California and now resides in the greater New York City area. He has always been fascinated and obsessed with technology, especially the continuous advancements of mobile platforms. He was a Blackberry slave since his undergrad days at the University of Southern California until realizing in Feb. 2011, there were greener pastures in the land of Android. His first Android phone was the Motorola Atrix 4G, and he hasn’t looked back. He currently works in corporate media, enjoys following media and technology trends, reading a good book, weightlifting, playing on his XBOX 360 and conversing with total strangers.

  • Torqueobama

    Of course, the feature most lacking is availability…

  • justjk

    If this is true, LG has now become my LEAST favorite phone maker. I loathe Samsung, but if someone wants one of their phones, they can buy one, I was dieing for a nexus4, I now vow that I myself, will never give LG a dime.

    • Kadaver

      It might be for the best. LG phones always did seem to have good specs but crappy quality.
      Case in point, the nexus 4’s sound quality sucks while recording video, and tje camera is one of the worst on the market. The optimus G looks awesome as does the nexus 4. But I don’t think I’ll be buying an LG anytime soon.

  • Alexon Enfiedjian

    Google and LG failed the Nexus 4 in every possible way. So jaded.

  • hitbobler

    What a fuckin’ load of bollocks! They won’t stop production, because Google will force them to keep up production till the nexus 5 is about to be released

  • http://twitter.com/danmcsw danmcsw

    My guess is that Nexus 4 is going to be rebooted with slightly faster S4 quad and 1080p screen, then re-released as Nexus 4 HD.

  • http://twitter.com/DforDesign DforDesign

    So… after a month of usage my Nexus 4 will be called “the old one” right? Uncool…

  • sabbath

    it is that point where i am going to order sgs3. no hope to wait anymore.. like someone famous said to other.. F!@#$ LG!