Yesterday, the latest blow landed in the LG vs. Motorola debate over just who will make the Nexus 5. We got to check out an image that appeared to depict an unreleased LG handset, presumably this Nexus 5. Despite a recent wave of support for an LG Nexus 5, the suggestion that Motorola could manufacture the phone just won’t seem to go away, and today we hear the latest voice championing that idea, as well as get a possible explanation for what yesterday’s pic might actually be showing us.
Shortly after we posted about that LG pic, tipster @evleaks took to his Twitter account with his own theory. He suggests the phone in that image might actually be the LG Optimus L9 II (or maybe just L9 II, with the way LG’s going with its naming). The image he provides (above) does seem to generally match layout-wise, but we still have concerns – for instance, his shows a thin chrome border surrounding the rear camera, while the “Nexus 5″ pic showed a broader, white bezel.
Beyond that, @evleaks asserts that he’s under the impression that the Nexus 5 will be made by Motorola, though doesn’t reveal any new evidence for the theory. We can’t imagine he would say that without a good reason to believe it, so Motorola could still be very much in this race.