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Google Nexus 5 release date tipped as October 31 as Nexus 4 sells out

Luke Johnson


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The new Google Nexus 5 could land on October 31

The Google Nexus 5 release date is now just weeks away with latest reports pointing towards an October 31 arrival.

With Google Nexus 4 stocks having run dry in the US after the handset’s recent price cuts, it has been suggested that the Google Nexus 5 release date will follow in the near future, with a Halloween arrival reportedly on the cards

Citing unnamed sources, Android based tipsters Droid Life have claimed that the eagerly awaited Google Nexus 5 release date will be held on October 31, weeks after the LG G2, a handset tipped to feature a similar spec to the Nexus 5 hits the UK.

“The next Nexus phone should arrive sometime in October, possibly around October 31, according to sources of ours,” the reports stated.

Last month Google slashed £80 off the price of both the 8GB and 16GB Google Nexus 4 handsets, bringing the 4.7-inch smartphones down to an even more wallet appeasing £159 and £199 respectively on a SIM free basis.

Although the UK arm of the Google Play store is still listing stock of the quad-core CPU, 720p HD display hosting handset the phone is now completely sold out in the US. It has been suggested that Google will now not replenish stocks as its moves its efforts to the next-gen Google Nexus 5.

Rumoured to be 5.2-inches in size, the Google Nexus 5 has been tipped to be based on the foundation of the LG G2, just without the peculiar rear-mounted volume controls.

According to recent Google Nexus 5 rumours, the phone will be the first to come packing the as yet unconfirmed Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie OS alongside a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM and the option of increased 16GB and 32GB storage capacities.

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September 3, 2013, 12:31 pm

This: "the phone will be the first to come packing the as yet unconfirmed Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie OS" - I lost count how many times I have seen this in relation to devices released this year :)


September 3, 2013, 12:33 pm

When they say release date, do they mean when they start selling it. Or when they just show it and then sell it later (for example december)?

Matthew Bunton

September 3, 2013, 3:11 pm

Very true but they all tend to do it, that little extra push for prospective buyers.


September 3, 2013, 5:40 pm

It is not key lime pie it is kit Kat.

Hamish Campbell

September 4, 2013, 7:44 am

The nexus phone range is getting bigger and bigger, any chance they'll slot in a smaller version one day? Surely there is space for it now in the range, 10 & 5 inch tablets, now a 5.2 inch phone, surely a 4.0 - 4.5 inch version could be added for those who don't want a phablet.

I've just bought a nexus 4, which at 4.7 is taking a little bit of getting used to and I do sometimes pine for the more manageable 4.3 of my stolen SGS2.

Shaun Hammond

September 7, 2013, 6:40 am

It is so hard to please everyone. Android sure is great that there are so many options, but damn it's hard to get everything you want in one package. I think Google try to keep the Nexus line as similar to the flagships as possible, so 5" would seem reasonable.

Maybe Google could release a 4-4.5" variant that isn't hindered with lowend specs, call it the Nexus 4 "2013" and have a 5-5.2" variant called the Nexus 5 (2013).

Personally I'd opt for the bigger version. I could still probably one hand a 5.3" phone to be honest, 4.7 leaves me wanting more because my hand can get everywhere so easily and plus some, but a 5.7" phone or 6" phone would be too much.

It's a tough one, but I think Google could be the first to pave the way of dual size for their flagship phones with the exact same specs. Smaller phones shouldn't mean smaller specs.


September 9, 2013, 7:02 pm

I would love to see a nexus 5 64gb with a 3100mha battery

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