We received word earlier today that LG is in charge of building the next Nexus smartphone. However, it will not be based on the LG G4 but an undisclosed prototype. This is according to an anonymous source who spoke to AndroidPit whose identity could not be revealed since the device is still in development.
It is not known why this is the case when the Nexus devices until now have been based on a particular manufacturer’s current flagship. Nonetheless, AndroidPit believes that the 2015 Nexus 5 will at least be smaller and cheaper than the Nexus 6. Sales for that device probably were impacted by its size and high cost in comparison to the Nexuses that came before it.
Lastly, there is no word yet on when this new Nexus 5 will come out. Although, it is expected to coincide with the release of the next version of Android, Android M.