What’s the difference between the LG Nexus 5 and the LG Optimus G2? It could turn out that then answer is nothing more than a distinct lack of Android Key Lime Pie in the latter and perhaps an earlier release date.
Over the past few months, we’ve been inundated with reports of an LG Nexus 5 on the horizon which for all intents and purposes would be the show-stopper of the decade. Along with new generation specs and features, a camera that’s off the scale and spectacular pedigree, the Nexus 5 could be the first device on the planet to debut Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie
Well, the good news is that the above Superphone could in fact be set to launch earlier than expected though minus one small detail – that being Android 5.0.
The equally hotly-rumored LG Optimus G2 could turn out to be the LG Nexus 5, only without the fingerprints of Google and the sweetest version of Android to date.
Evidence in favor of the above comes courtesy of the lovely folks over at Droid Life, who this week snooped out the LG Optimus G2 by way of benchmark listings and came across a few things to get excited about. The most exciting of all was the inclusion of the frighteningly speedy Snapdragon 800 processor, which was somewhat augmented by its Android 4.2.2 OS.
So, there’s a pretty strong chance that the LG Nexus 5 could very well be based on the LG Optimus G2, which seems to be identical in almost every other detail. And as for the whole chicken and egg situation, it seems pretty unlikely that the LG Optimus G2 will follow the Nexus 5 and deliver the exact same package with an inferior OS.
If the LG Optimus G2 were to launch after the arrival of Android 5.0 with the software on board, it would technically be the Google Nexus 5
Add all of the above together and what you have is a pretty clear indication that the LG Optimus G2 release date might be happening way before the Nexus 5, or a case of complete baloney once again having been pieced together with pure speculation
We of course hope it’s not the latter – May is far too long to wait for the Nexus 5, after all!