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Google Nexus 5: New rumours tip LG G2-style handset with Android Key Lime Pie

With the launch of the iPhone 5S now seemingly confirmed for 10 September, the Apple rumour mill is predictably kicking into overdrive, but what of the wide and wonderful world of Android?

In addition to the likes of the Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia i1 'Honami' - both of which are expected to break cover at IFA 2013 - the whispers surrounding Google's next flagship handset, the Nexus 5, are also starting to get louder.

More specifically, speculation is rife about which third-party manufacturer the search giant will turn to for the device, with the latest gossip tipping LG to get the nod.

Chit-chat originating from Vietnamese site Tinhte has it that the powerful LG G2 smartphone has sealed the deal for the Korean firm, which also took the reins for the Google Nexus 4 handset in 2012.

Indeed, word on the wire is that the Nexus 5 will carry a number of the similarities to the G2, including a 5.2in, Full HD display with an edge-to-edge screen design reminiscent of the new LG flagship.

Elsewhere, the Nexus 5 is expected to sport the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset as the G2, complemented by 2GB and RAM and coming with either 16GB or 32GB of on-board storage.

It's also likely that the Google Nexus 5 will feature an improved, 13-megapixel primary camera.

As well as LG, Google-owned Motorola is another candidate to produce the Nexus 5, while Nexus 7 manufacturer Asus is also thought to be in the frame.

It's thought that the Nexus 5 will break cover in October and arrive running the next iteration of Google's mobile OS, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.