Rumor: LG to build the Nexus 5 after all?


Check out our review of the Google Nexus 5 smart phone.

The mystery of the Nexus 5 has taken a slightly unexpected turn, as despite previous statements claiming otherwise, a new report has linked LG with the Nexus 5. The news comes from the often reliable Vietnamese site, where it’s stated LG is hard at work modifying its new G2 flagship Android phone to become the much discussed device.

Before you get too excited, if the Nexus 5 does turn out to be version of the G2, it’s unlikely it’ll come with LG’s innovative rear-mounted buttons. It’s hardly surprising really, as this is what makes the G2 standout against the Galaxy S4, the Xperia Z, and the HTC One. However, the big, 5.2-inch 1080p screen should remain, meaning at least its specs will suit the 5 in the Nexus 5’s name.

Should LG be making the phone, it’s possible it’ll bring over the glass rear panel introduced on the Nexus 4, indicating the feature may become something of a Nexus smartphone trademark. Also, the Snapdragon 800 processor may provide the power, and the chassis could be slimmer than the already sleek G2.

This is all at odds with a statement made by an LG vice president earlier this year, who claimed LG wasn’t interested in making another Nexus phone just yet; a decision perhaps influenced by the considerable effort it had to put into getting the Nexus 4 out the door, only for it to be priced at cost by Google.

It also comes after a well-known Android blogger said Motorola would be building the next Nexus phone for Google, which made sense seeing as Google owns the firm; but crucially the Nexus 5 name wasn’t mentioned, meaning there’s a chance there are two Nexus smartphones on the horizon, or someone is mistaken.

Combine all this with the fact the Nexus 5 has been a consistent no-show for many months, and we don’t know what to believe. As always, none of this is confirmed, official information, so we’ll just have to wait and see what Google reveals when the time comes.

Product Review

The Motorola One Action’s wide-angle camera is the bane of vertical videos

Motorola’s latest phone is called the Motorola One Action, and it wants to end vertical videos once and for all. The unique action camera lets you film in portrait orientation, yet still captures landscape footage.

Xbox's app lets you access your console while away from home. Here's how

Microsoft's Xbox allows you to access your profile information and launch media content directly from your mobile device. Check out our quick guide on how to connect your smartphone to an Xbox One.

Go monochrome with some of the best black-and-white photo apps

Despite the ubiquity of color images native to digital cameras and smartphones, the emotion and drama of black-and-white photography maintain their allure. Here are a few of our favorite monochrome shooting and editing apps.

Motorola One Action says goodbye to annoying vertical videos

The new midrange Motorola One Action features an ultra-wide-angle lens that means you can take horizontal video while filming vertically. Here's everything you need to know about the Motorola One Action.

A dead pixel doesn't mean a dead display. Here's how to repair it

Dead pixel got you down? We don't blame you. Check out our guide on how to fix a dead pixel and save yourself that costly screen replacement or an unwanted trip to your local repair shop.

Score this Amazon-renewed Apple iPhone XS at a $350 discount

iPhones are pretty expensive pieces of technology, but if you don’t mind buying a renewed model, you can save quite a bit of money. Amazon is offering renewed unlocked versions of the Apple iPhone XS at a $350 discount.

Critical Bluetooth security bug discovered. Protect yourself with a quick update

Researchers have discovered a major new security flaw in Bluetooth, which could leave millions of devices at risk of a malicious hack. The attack allows a hacker to “break” Bluetooth security without anyone knowing.

Best smartwatch deals for August 2019: Samsung, Fitbit, and Apple Watch sales

Smartwatches make life easier by sending alerts right on your wrist. Many also provide fitness-tracking features. If you're ready to take the plunge into wearables and want to save money, here are the best smartwatch deals for August 2019.

Learn how to make your iPhone play local radio in iOS 13

Find out exactly how to use the Live Radio in iOS 13: Our guide will explain how iOS 13 connects to live radio, what commands to give, and how to revisit past stations. Enjoy your favorite live radio right from your iPhone.

Looking for a good cheap phone? Get the Samsung Galaxy A10 for $145 on Amazon

Samsung's A-Series lineup features phone models from the low-end to the mid-tier. One of its cheaper ones, the Galaxy A10, is perhaps watered-down specs-wise but still boasts enough workable features that make it recommendable.

These fraudulent Android apps were downloaded 8 million times

According to a new report from security research firm Trend Micro, a hefty 85 Android apps have been caught serving fraudulent ads that take over the user's screen -- and those apps have been downloaded 8 million times.

Score this Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus with a huge $101 discount at Amazon

If you're thinking about upgrading your phone and not willing to expend over $800 on the S10, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is a great option. It's discounted by $101 at Amazon, dropping its price from $700 to only $599.
Social Media

Spice up your Instagram videos by adding your top tunes to the soundtrack

Have you ever taken a beautiful video, only to have it ruined by some jerk in the background yelling curse words? Here's a list of apps you can use to add your own music to Instagram posts as well as your Story.

Grab the terrific Samsung Galaxy A50 phone for $126 less on Amazon

Samsung is mostly known for its premium Galaxy S and Note Series phones, but it also manufactures cheaper phones through the A-Series. An example is the Samsung Galaxy A50 which not only looks great but also boasts a lot of features.