Nexus 5 to Be Made by LG, Motorola Counted Out of Development

Chances of the Nexus 5 being made by LG have greatly improved.

A newly discovered regulatory filing revealed that the device with the codename LG D820 is not a CDMA version of the LG G2.

This relates to a story from last week that involved a device with the codename LG D820 that popped up in an FCC filing. Many enthusiasts believed this could be the next-gen Nexus since its hardware was very close to that of the G2, the smartphone it is expected to be based on. This new report reveals that it will not be a G2, which means that it is most likely be some kind of Nexus device.

@evleaks tweeted out on Monday that the LG D820 is actually a CDMA variant of the LG G2 and not a Nexus, but today's report proves they were wrong. One of the main criticisms with the assumption at the time was that the D820's dimensions were quite different from the LG G2's.

@evleaks event went as far as to retract the tweet. "Happy to say it looks like I was wrong about the LG D820/D821."

The Nexus 5 has been spotted at both the FCC and Bluetooth SIG in recent weeks.

The device that passed through FCC features a 4.96-inch screen, a Snapdragon 800 processor, LTE connectivity, NFC, CDMA/EV-DO, HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, and a 2300 mAh battery. It also comes with Google's latest Android 4.4 KitKat software.

There are pics of the device's Qi charging and NFC antenna that show the alignment of the camera cutout on the back panel. Engadget believes that this is definitely an LG made device and the model number LG-D820 in the filing confirms that fact. LG officials also filed the confidentiality request for the report, according to the site.

A handset that could be the Nexus 5 also made an appearance at Google's Android 4.4; KitKat statue unveiling that took place earlier this week.