Google's latest smartphone, the Nexus 5 (2015) or the Nexus 5 2nd Generation, is rumored to be scheduled for release between October and November this year.
According to GeekSnack, the Nexus 5 (2015) will carry a price tag of less than $500 per unit and sport an ultra-high resolution QHD display as well as a fingerprint sensor.
"According to sources close to the matter, the Nexus 5 2015 update will introduce the 5 inch QHD display to the market on an affordable smartphone that will cost less than $500," GeekSnack said.
"Although this information has not been officially confirmed, word on the streets is that Google is going to target the new phone at those who were left impressed by phones like the OnePlus One and Huawei Ascend Mate 7, which are both flagship killers with relatively affordable prices," it added.
Fan-based web site The Nexus 5 said the fingerprint sensors in the Nexus 5 2015 will be used in conjunction with Google's new near-field-communications (NFC) payment system Android Pay. The fingerprint sensor is also expected to add security to the new handset.
The Google Nexus 5 weighs just 130 grams (which is incredibly light compared to most other smartphones), and boasts a 4.95-inch display with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM. The new handset is powered by a 2.3 Ghz quad-core processor and is available in 16 GB and 32 GB models, according to The Nexus 5.
However, Googld said they are now working on a fix for the Nexus 5's cameras, so holding out until the next Android KitKat update may yield some surprising benefits for your Nexus 5's camera.
Android M Has Arrived
Google has unveiled the Android M developer preview at Google I/O 2015 held in San Francisco. Google senior VP of Products Sundar Pichai told participants of the conference that the company the "gone back to basics" with the latest update of Android, reported AndroidPit.
Differentiating the Android M with the Android Lollipop, Pichai said the latter offers several important stability and usability improvements compared with the Lollipop which provides new visual aesthetic. The enhancements in the Android M are expected to provide significant improvements for the users, he said.
The new Android M introduces changes in app permissions and allows users to accept or deny individual app permissions. The app permission process has also been simplified with Android M.
Google VP of Engineering David Burke commented, You don't have to agree to permissions that don't make sense to you."
Browsing the web is now more fun with the Android M. "Chrome Custom Tabs is a new feature that gives developers a way to harness all of Chrome's capabilities, while still keeping control of the look and feel of the experience," Burke added.
Chrome Custom Tabs will allow apps to open a customized Chrome window on top of the active app, instead of launching the Chrome app separately. This will provide a faster and more intuitive user-experience when navigating between apps and the web.