The next Nexus phone, whether it will be the Nexus 5 or called differently, will be made by the same company that made the Nexus 4: LG. The information comes from a recent rumor from The Korea Times and doesn’t give out more information than a single sentence can contain.
According to the report, LG is not only in talks with Google, but allegedly working with the maker of Android on “another Nexus-branded Google Android smartphone”. The Nexus 4 was a decent smartphone — though some heavily criticized the build as well as the poor stock — but a refresh could be a “lame idea”.
We know Google is trying to rotate OEMs for its Nexus phones (first HTC, then Samsung, now LG), but the Motorola X-Phone, recently sighted, is surrounded by controversy; even with the rumored delays, it might be ready in time for the Nexus phone refresh in October, if Google decides 2013 is the year for a Motorola Nexus phone (if ever).
Source: The Korea Times