Google Nexus 6 could be a stripped-down LG G3

And an LG made smartwatch could be on the way too

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Google and LG are set to continue their romance through 2014, we're hearing, with word that both the Nexus 6 and the Google smartwatch will be LG-built.

Gizmodo.de quotes a "business-related source" claiming that the Nexus 6 is intended to be "a lightweight" version of the LG G3, which we're expecting to arrive around the middle of the year.

That's not a shocker – the LG G2 and the Nexus 5 have plenty of comparative aspects, mainly in design.

What "light" means here is anyone's guess, but we'd expect it means the internals will be less powerful on Google's pure handset.

Watch the horizon

The other bit of information concerns Google's rumoured smartwatch, as the same source reckons that Google is working closely with LG on this one too.

Take this news cautiously, but LG will reportedly build the watch, which Gizmodo is referring to as the "Google Nexus Smartwatch".

While there's nothing to say if this name was provided by the source, it sounds better – and makes a lot more sense – than Google Gem, another potential moniker we've heard.

Apparently Google is hoping to bring its smartwatch to market "soon", which could mean anywhere from a month to a decade really.