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Google Nexus 5 Release Date Confirmed: Available to buy now

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The Google Nexus 5 release date has been confirmed, with the first Android 4.4 KitKat powered smartphone available to buy now.

Officially unveiled as a direct rival to the likes of the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and LG G2, the latest flagship Google phone is already available to purchase directly through the Google Play Store, with an estimated shipping time of just "1-2 days."

As well as offering the phone directly, Google has confirmed the Google Nexus 5 will hit retailers with near immediate effect, going on sale tomorrow, November 1 through third-party sellers as the search giant targets a smoother rollout than last year’s Google Nexus 4.

While the Google Nexus 4 was only available through the Google Play Store at launch, the Google Nexus 5 will be available through a selection of third-party retailers and network providers, as well as Google’s own online outlet. What’s more Google will be hoping to avoid the stock issues which plagued the arrival of last year’s phone.

The Google Nexus 5 release date will see retailer Carphone Warehouse and network O2 offer the handset on both 3G and 4G tariffs.

Google Nexus 5 Features
Packed with a raft of premium components, the Google Nexus 5 sees a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor included alongside 2GB of RAM and the option of 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, up on last year’s 8GB and 16GB capacities. As with the Nexus 4, or indeed the iPhone 5S, the Google Nexus 5 does not support microSD expansion.

On top of the speedy processor, the Google Nexus 5 features list sees a 4.95-inch display included with a 1920 x 1080 pixel Full HD resolution and a 445 pixels-per-inch image density. A Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating gives the glass panel some added protection.

Further Google Nexus 5 features include an 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera with optical image stabilisation, a 1.3-mwegapixel secondary camera, and a 2300mAh Lithium-Polymer battery. The usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC connectivity options are further enhanced by 4G.

Will you be buying a Google Nexus 5 now the phoen is official? Let us know via the comments box below.

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