By Stephen Schenck | January 11, 2013 11:23 AM
The LG-made Nexus 4 may still be a newborn, and many users continue to wait for the opportunity to get their hands on the phone, but could its time in the sun nearly be up already? That’s the (kind of hard to believe) theory we’re hearing this morning, spun from a number of separate rumors and LG statements.
Remember back at LG’s CES press event earlier this week when it talked about a growing partnership with Google, possibly hinting at a future Nexus device? Well, combine that with new rumors that LG has stopped (whether temporarily or not is unclear) production of the Nexus 4 in order to concentrate its efforts on future phones, and comments at the same press event that LG would be bringing some top-tier hardware to the MWC, and you get the basis for these claims that a new Nexus is just about to make its debut.
We know, releasing a new phone so soon after the Nexus 4 launched doesn’t seem to make much sense. Other rumors suggest this next Nexus would get a slight processor bump up to 2GHz, and might even introduce the long-rumored Android Key Lime Pie, which would make it almost seem like a Nexus 4+.
It’s all very odd, but then again, the Nexus 4′s arrival hasn’t exactly been your run-of-the-mill smartphone launch, either, so who really knows? For now, we’re taking this with a grain of salt.