A Google Nexus 5 release date could be with us in the near future, as the existing Google Nexus 4 is dropped by retailers.
With the white Google Nexus 4 yesterday being confirmed as ‘sold out’ on the Google Play store, the LG manufactured handset has now started to disappear from retailers, suggesting a replacement could be on the way in the form of the much rumoured Google Nexus 5.
One of the first UK retailers to stock the Google Nexus 4 outside of Google’s own retail channels, Carphone Warehouse has today dropped the Android 4.2 launching handset without warning, a potential sign of new things to come from Google’s Mountain View campus. The seeming finality of the retailer’s decision is something of a surprise, with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One rival removed without trace from the company’s website.
Although far from the only UK retailer to offer the Google Nexus 4, Carphone Warehouse’s decision to drop the Google Nexus 4 poses many questions, with the high-end handset with a wallet-friendly price tag only recently overcoming stock constraints to become a readily available option.
Google Nexus 5 Rumours
A device widely expected to launch Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, a selection of Google Nexus 5 rumours have done the rounds in recent months, bringing with them a selection of claimed specs.
According to recent reports, the Google Nexus 5 will pair its new Android OS with a range of high-end, iPhone 5 toppling specs. It has been suggested the currently unconfirmed phone will land with a 5.2-inch OLED display with a 1920 x 1080p Full HD display in tow.
On top of this, further Google Nexus 5 rumours have pointed to a phone with a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM and the option of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB storage capacities. The Google Nexus 4 was criticised for only being made available with 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. A 16-megapixel rear-mounted camera and a hearty 3300mAh Lithium-Polymer battery have also been mooted.
Back in May LG, manufacturing partner of the Google Nexus 4 seemed to rule itself out of contention to produce the upcoming Google Nexus 5. Speaking on the possibility of back-to-back Nexus dealings, Kim Wong, Vice President of LG Mobile in Europe, stated: “The Nexus 4 was a great success despite the production problems for us and Google. However, we do not need such a marketing success again.”
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