In spite of the overwhelming success of LG’s Nexus 4 smartphone, the company on Tuesday said it has no plans for the next generation Nexus device so far.A few hours after LG rolled out its much anticipated white Nexus 4 variant to the global market, Korean smartphone maker put the rumours of the next generation Nexus smartphone to rest. In a report published by Dutch website All About Phones, LG Mobile’s European Vice President Kim Wong said the company does not wish recreate the success of Nexus 4, making it clear that it does not have plans for its next collaboration.”There are currently no plans for a Nexus 5 made by us. We don’t need that kind of marketing exposure anymore. The Nexus 4 was a great success, even with the supply issues and we have a great relationship with Google. But we won’t make the Nexus 5,” revealed Kim Wong.The latest revelation from the smartphone maker came at a time when reports of Google-LG collaboration for the next Nexus device are doing the rounds.LG also confirmed that it will not be launching any smartphones featuring flexible displays this year, as the technology is still being developed.The report also quoted Wong as saying, “The tablet market is currently fairly segmented; nevertheless we continue to invest in it.” He mentioned that LG is prepping an Android tablet for the lucrative tablet market, but did not reveal its availability.
Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda addresses the executive magistrates at election commission auditorium in Dhaka on Sunday. Photo: PIDChief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Sunday asked the executive magistrates to treat all the candidates equally while discharging their election duties.”Your duty is to treat all the candidates equally. Neither less nor more,” he said.The CEC was briefing the executive magistrates deployed for election duties in different districts of Sylhet, Chattogram (except Cumilla district) and Barishal divisions.Nurul Huda also asked the magistrates to ensure the safety of presiding officers. “Your duty is to assist the presiding officers. Never volunteer to guide them. If you do, it will be a mistake,” he added.He said the executive magistrates will have to read the electoral code of conduct alongside the penal code thoroughly as they need to take many prompt decisions during the election.Four election commissioners — Mahbub Talukder, Rafiqul Islam, Kabita Khanam and Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury — also spoke on the occasion.On Saturday, the election commission started the three-day briefing for the executive magistrates for checking the violation of the code of conduct ahead of the upcoming national election slated for 30 December.The executive magistrates from different districts of Dhaka and Mymensingh division and Cumilla district attended the first day’s briefing.On 12 November, the EC directed the Public Administration Ministry to appoint executive magistrates at the field level to check the violation of the electoral code of conduct.One executive magistrate was deployed for every upazila, one for three to four wards of city corporations, one to two magistrates for each district sadar municipality and one magistrate for three to four upazilas of the Chattogram Hill Tracts.The magistrates will discharge the election duty till the next day of voting.The commission will deploy more executive and judicial magistrates on a large scale a few days before the general elections.