Why Does LG's Leaked Nexus Phone Have a Sparkly, Bedazzled Back?

By Kyle Wagner on at

These are alleged leaked photos of the new LG Nexus device, which fits snugly alongside rumuors that multiple carriers will carry a Nexus phone this go-round, and previous leaked phones from other carriers. It looks about right, but the only question is... why does it have sequins?

The backplate seems to be bedazzled with shiny bits, which makes it look slightly different from generic black rectangle Android phones, but maybe not in the way you'd want? The phone also seems to be running Jelly Bean, but there are conflicting rumours that the Nexus phones might launch with Android 4.2. Either way, LG making some Nexus hardware is good news, since it's been making quality hardware for a while now, but it also makes some positively dreadful Android skins. [Android and Me via Ars Technica]