By Stephen Schenck | July 10, 2013 3:04 PM
We just got a new peek at the LG G2 earlier today, and between the interesting design with those rear buttons and its top-tier specs including that possible 3GB of RAM, it’s sure shaping up to be a real contender. While it’s a near certainty that LG will announce the G2 on August 7, we’re also curious to learn what this phone could mean for Google and its Nexus lineup. While plenty of rumors have suggested that its control over Motorola might produce the next Nexus handset, LG has also seemed like a viable candidate, following up last year’s Nexus 4. Those rumors return today, talking a little about how a so-called Nexus 5 might arrive.
After the G2 launches in August, this rumor out of Korea suggests that hardware based upon the G2 will be announced as the Nexus 5 sometime in early October.
The source also claims that this phone would arrive running Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. We’re still waiting on 4.3, so all this continued talk about 5.0 – especially so soon – is just a bit odd. We’ve looked at the idea before that Google might skip a formal 4.3 release, but have yet to get a solid grasp on the situation.
Besides that Nexus 5 bit, the source attempts to confirm a number of G2 specs. He describes the phone as having 2GB of RAM, but mentions that moving up to 3GB before release is still possible. Following that August 7 announcement, South Korea, at least, could hope to see sales start by August 20.