Google said to be working with LG on Nexus 6 and smartwatch

LG looks to be building on its relationship wok Google, with the latest rumour pointing to both a new flagship Nexus phone and a smartwatch from the pair.

That's according to, which claims to have a 'business-related' source pointing to further collaborations. Let's look at the phone first, which is said to be the Nexus 6 and expected to be a 'lightweight' version of the LG G3.

As we have previously reported, the LG G3 should be launching in May, although the report adds it might be pushed back until June. It was rumoured to be packing a larger 5.5-inch QHD display with 1440 x 2560 resolution, a 16-megapixel rear camera with OIS technology and LG's own Odin mobile chipset. Of course, we don't know what a lightweight version would entail, but we would like to think much the same, but without the LG add-ons.

As for the Nexus 6, you would think some time after that, especially with the Nexus 5 only appearing in November last year.

Talk of vague timescales takes us nicely into Google's wrist-based technology, which is provisionally being called the Google Nexus Smartwatch. Details of that, aside from it being produced by LG, are as sketchy as the launch date, which is described as 'soon'. Google will be keen to get into this arena as soon as possible, especially with Samsung and Sony already in there and with Apple's launch around the corner.

But it will also want to get it right. A lack of concrete leaks, images and hands-on anecdotes suggests soon isn't in the coming weeks or possibly even coming months. But we would expect to see something this year. Especially if Apple strikes early.


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