Nexus 5 to start shipping in the last week of October

Despite the rumors that LG would not be making the Nexus 5, which later turned out to be false due to various image leaks of the device by a Google employee, we can now report that the LG manufactured Nexus 5 will be announced this month, and launched most likely in the last week of October.

International Business Times reports that Google will announce the device on Oct. 14 and that Techradar, citing a source familiar with Google's plans, said shipments will start soon after. Although the source didn't mention a specific release date, they claimed that it will be in the same month indicating a last week of October launch.

The Nexus 5, which will start shipping in the UK, is expected to be sold for around £275 and other regions will follow soon after.

The device is also rumored to directly compete with the iPhone 5s, indicating that there will be a 64GB model with a powerful processor, something similar to the iPhone 5s' 64-bit A7 processor.

There's also no expandable storage option according to recent image leaks, but this has yet to be confirmed. The Nexus 5 may also pack 4 GB RAM, in an attempt to create a "desktop-like experience". Previous reports suggested the device is said to feature a 5.2-inch Full HD (1920x1080px) IPS LCD display with an ultra-thin bezel, along with a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB or 3GB of RAM. A 13MP camera and 2700mAh battery.

There's no word if the Nexus 5 will come with Android 4.4 "KitKat" preloaded, even if the recent image leaks seemed to suggest it. 

Source: ibtimes

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At least when I get ready to update my Note1 sometime in November, I'll have a multitude of choices....LG, Sony, Samsung, HTC, Asus, Nexus...I'm seriously giving all of these and more a fair shake, but letting the early adopters figure out which ones are locked down to the point you can't do much with em. Obviously the Nexus one should be pretty open, so we'll see which one works the best.

One word: MARKETING. Expect phones with 8GB RAM soon. At this pace, they will out-RAM the PCs, which is of course ridiculous.

PS: Also, 720p screens were good enough for a damn phone, but now, for marketing reasons, we have phones with resolutions bigger than most laptops/tablets. And of course, thanks to this damned, braindead spec race, you are lucky if your phone battery can last more than a day.

I would love for the new phone to feel in my hands like the new Nexus 7 does. It's so thin, light, and fast that I can't put it down.

Interesting about the Nexus 4 battery life

Mines lasts 2 days on a single charge (bluetooth is off though). That's with average usage, a little play music streaming, surfing, emails etc etc

Makes me wonder about the quality of the batteries used

I'm just hoping it has decent battery life, the nexus 4 I'm using to post this reply with has horrid battery life even with AOKP custom ROM and jss kernel plus .54 radio I can barely get a whole day of moderate use out of it :-/

I can get around 2 days from my iPhone 4s even with it running ios7.

The G2 doesn't even run as smoothly as my Nexus 4. I was at a Verizon store yesterday playing with the G2 and the only way to go is stock Android.

fusi0n said,
Eh, the G2 has better specs.. Never thought I would say this, buy pure android is boring to me now

Check out the Droid Maxx. I picked that one up. I have two lines, One is VZW the other is T-Mobile (Which is always the latest Nexus).

After searching for a smartphone as a gift for my girlfriend, I discovered the amazing world of Chinese devices. Much better prices and amazing hardware to boot with. You guys should check the devices like MI3 from Xiaomi, NEO N003 and the THL W11 (all under 400 USD and offer 1080p display, quad core processors and 13mbp cameras).

Steven Parker said,
But, but all the cool kids want brand names

I was one of those kids. Up until this week, I didn't even knew those devices existed out there.

Steven Parker said,
But, but all the cool kids want brand names

If you want to be a giant hipster. All my friends at work asked me what phone I had, and that they'd never heard of "Oppo"

Steven Parker said,
But, but all the cool kids want brand names

If you want to be a giant hipster. All my friends at work asked me what phone I had, and that they'd never heard of "Oppo"

I agree, some of the Chinese phones are great value for the price. I wanted to look for a cheap phone for my wife and managed to get a 1080p 5 inch quad-core phone for around £130 and was really impressed by the display.

McKay said,

If you want to be a giant hipster. All my friends at work asked me what phone I had, and that they'd never heard of "Oppo"


The problem with Oppo is lack of LTE.

Steven Parker said,
But, but all the cool kids want brand names

I'm not sure that's true anymore. I'm starting to notice the younger generation are trying to be individuals, rather than being/looking/acting the same.

Where I work, it is now predominantly android phones over iphones. There is a growing mix as well, not just samsungs. Only happened this last 12 months.

16 - 24 do not consider the apple brand as cool anymore

glen8 said,
16 - 24 do not consider the apple brand as cool anymore

My niece who is 13 years old find the Microsoft Surface to be cool and Google+.

I am shocked by the last one because I would figure something more anonymous like Instagram to be cooler for kids.

Pupik said,
After searching for a smartphone as a gift for my girlfriend, I discovered the amazing world of Chinese devices. Much better prices and amazing hardware to boot with. You guys should check the devices like MI3 from Xiaomi, NEO N003 and the THL W11 (all under 400 USD and offer 1080p display, quad core processors and 13mbp cameras).

Hello,

Problem is that most of those dont give support from the makers and worst, dont get XDA support.

riahc3 said,

Hello,

Problem is that most of those dont give support from the makers and worst, dont get XDA support.


True about XDA support (no dedicated sub forums, but you can find a few thread discussing development), but not really about the makers one. Found out most of the Chinese devices run MIUI and that being updated officially every Friday and easily modded.

mr_sock_00 said,
Yeah, but why would I want to release all my personal data to the Chinese govt to save a couple of bux?

You can relax. The phones are running android and Google already has all your personal data.

TruckWEB said,
Desktop-like experience? LOL!!! It's Android, nothing desktop like....

whilst I agree, with the way windows is heading it won't be long before I prefer using android over windows for desktop like use. You can get a cable to connect up your phone to a monitor. Not sure about keyboard and mice, but if you can, and with a decent office app....it 'could' prove popular

Given the PPI listed in leaked web strings. It likely has a 4.97 inch display. With the PPI being 443.

I just hope the camera will be good enough. The Nexus 4 had an abysmal camera. That's the only thing I hate on my phone. The rest is perfect.

drewho said,
come on, its an ok camera
but "abysmal" no way

Yeah I agree - i've taken some nice shots with mine (at least in good lighting).

DarkNet said,

Doubtful, but I hope to be proved wrong.

There are some part no's that reference a Sony Camera with this "MEMS" stuff. So pretty sure thats exactly what it will be.

Also (in ref to article), as others have already said it's a ~5" screen not 5.2"

I'm going to assume that Google will bring some Moto X features to Kit-Kat and the N5. Stuff like ways to bring up the camera instantly, and always on voice commands.

They just updated their Google Now (Google Search app) changing the trigger word from "Google" to "Ok Google", which kind of fits with an always on voice activation scenario.

I've owned an iPhone 4s, a Note 2 and an S3. The Nexus 4 falls way below any of those. Most reviews mention the sub-par camera on the N4.