The advent of a new Nexus phone begins with the bigwigs at Google partnering with a manufacturer, then selecting that manufacturer's flagship as the model for the new Nexus hardware.
Samsung's Galaxy S and Galaxy SII were the base for the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, respectively, but these days, the Nexus line has pivoted toward LG with the Optimus G and G2 serving as the hardware inspiration for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. Above: LG G2 and its "clone", the Nexus 5
We recently showed you how to model your Nexus 4 after a Nexus 5, and even how to turn it into an iOS-like device. In our continued... more