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Anybody heard anything about a Nexus 5 phone?

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by EQBob, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
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  2. stevetaz

    Moderator

    Sep 23, 2008
    87
    Rumors are all that are out there. October 15 was a very popular rumored date for release/announcement of the new Nexus, but that has come and gone.

    Latest rumors assures us that the Nexus 5 will be released in time for Black Friday availability so now the guesses have the announcement coming Halloween or November 1.

    A new rumor that just popped up suggests the delay is related to the inability to clear the FCC hurdles due to the US government shutdown. Interesting, but I would have expected those clearances and approvals to have been done well before the shutdown began, but this could have a sliver of truth to it.

    Just to show someone has a sense of humor there is a story circulating that has Google releasing an LTE Nexus 4 at the same time the 5 is announced. Not likely in my opinion. Kind of a step back and not what I would consider Google's style.

    And the best rumor I have heard has the delay as a planned one so Google could launch the Nexus Gem smart-watch along with the Nexus 5 and the Android KitKat OS (4.4) all at the same time. A trifecta if you will.......

    So let's recap....No one knows.....
     
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  4. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
    111
    Yea, Steve pretty much summed it up. Lots of rumors, lots or purported images, but nothing concrete from Google yet.
     
  5. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
    30
    Thanks guys.
     
  6. chris

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    Jun 1, 2006
    27
    Everything I've heard points to it being based on the LG G2. That phone received rave reviews for the most part. If they remove the awkward button layout and put stock KitKat on it, it should be an awesome device. It's my next phone for sure.
     
  7. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
    30
    I had never seen the G2 and went and looked at it (online). Nice looking phone. Would certainly be a nice base for the nextgen.

    Is KitKat the official name of the next code level?
     
  8. stevetaz

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    Sep 23, 2008
    87
    Yes, OS 4.4
     

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