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Google Nexus 5 Release Date Not Today: New Rumors, Price, Android 4.4 KitKat Launch Date

( [email protected] ) Oct 15, 2013 05:25 PM EDT
Many have expected Google will launch the Nexus 5 along with the Android 4.4 KitKat on October 15, but as time passes, it appears that it is unlikely to happen today. New rumors suggested that the release date is delayed to October 31, or possibly the first week of November.
Nexus 4 is no longer available on the Google Play hinting that the Nexus 5 will arrive in the very near future.

Many have expected Google will launch the Nexus 5 along with the Android 4.4 KitKat on October 15, but as time passes, it appears that it is unlikely to happen today. New rumors suggested that the release date is delayed to October 31, or possibly the first week of November. The reason of delay may due to Google wants to release the smartphone with other products such as the Nexus 10 2 refresh, Android 4.4 KitKat.

Google has announced that the next version of Android will be 4.4 KitKat, not 5.0 Key Lime Pie. We still expected the Nexus 5 to come with the latest version.

Meanwhile, Google Play has stopped selling the nexus 4 since earlier this month, which suggests that the next generation device will arrive in the very near future. 

An October launch, as rumored, would be consistent with Google's conventions. Looking at past instances, Google always releases its new products on October. The Nexus 4 was launched with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on October 29, 2012. Similarly the Galaxy Nexus was launched along with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in October 19, 2011.

The new Nexus is thought to have a number of upgrades over the Nexus 4 including a better screen, processor, and camera and from the looks of things, it should come with LTE support for AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.

It is suggested that the Nexus 5 includes a 5-inch 1080p LCD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz and a whopping 3GB of RAM. There's also been suggestion it will feature a 16Mp camera made by Nikon. 

According to AndroidGeeks, a 16GB Nexus 5 will cost $399, while the 32GB model will cost $449 in Play Store. The blog cites their source as "someone close to the Mountain View-based giant who wished to remain anonymous." 

The Nexus 5 will be Google's fifth-generation flagship, following its team-ups with HTC (Nexus One), Samsung (Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus) and LG (Nexus 4). It is suggested that LG is the most likely manufacturer to make the Nexus 5.