It's been a while since we've had a new Nexus phone, so Google has tapped the folks at LG to cook up a new entry in the series of flagship Android devices. According to CNET, the new Nexus will launch later this month and will be based on the Korean manufacturer's Optimus G phone (above).

The phone will feature Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with a quad-core Snapdragon processor, 1280x768 pixel HD display, 2 GB of RAM and an 8 megapixel camera. It should serve as a nice boost to LG's profile as the company's previous smartphone's have never had much success in America. The previous two Nexus phones, the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus S, were both made by Samsung.

[via CNET]