Google Nexus 5 launch date: October 14?

Google Nexus 5 launch date: October 14?Thanks to the obligatory series of leaks that accompanies all new phones, we’re pretty sure what to expect from the Google Nexus 5 in terms of hardware, but there’s still a question mark over the launch – and indeed release – date.

Fresh out of Australia, the latest tip for Google Nexus 5 launch date is October 14, which is just four weeks from today. Lovely.

We’re thanking Ausdroid’s Daniel Tyson (cool profile page, bro), though the big man advises taking the news with a grain of salt.

The tipster confirms that the phone appearing at the Kit Kat Android 4.4 unveiling was indeed the Google Nexus 5, though the FCC already pretty much confirmed that notion (and then confirmed it again).

He/she also provides a handful of Kit Kat Android 4.4 features, including “Miracast updates” and “New Gallery Visualisation”. The future is now.

To be fair, one of the key features of Kit Kat Android 4.4 seems to be achieving a similar experience across all phones, regardless of specs, and indeed the tipster tells us to expect “Firmware availability to older phones”.

Seemingly chiming with that notion, this Android Kit Kat mini-site thing yells: “It's our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody.”

In addition to Android Kit Kat, rumoured Google Nexus 5 specs include a 4.96in 1080p display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and 2GB of RAM.

In any case, October seems as good a guess as any for the Google Nexus 5 launch. It was October 2012 that saw the launch of the Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7 Mobile and Nexus 10.

Of course, we already have the Google Nexus 7 2013. That just leaves us contemplating a new Google Nexus 10, which is tipped to be built by Samsung (again) or maybe even Asus.

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 16, 2013 at 14:11

Big words... Kit Kat for "everybody"... bear that in mind, owners of network-branded clunkers!


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