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Nexus 5 launch tipped for October 14 alongside Android 4.4

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A Nexus 5 launch has been tipped for October 14, with the Google smartphone arriving alongside the chocolate-themed Android 4.4.

The long-awaited Google Nexus 4 follow-up has been reportedly scheduled for a launch on October 14 running the new Android 4.4 KitKat announced last week.

After the October 14 launch, the Nexus 5 release date could see the phone arrive in November, which would follow the same launch schedule as the Nexus 4.

The anonymous source, speaking to AusDroid, also revealed that the device seen in the Android 4.4 KitKat video is definitely the Nexus 5.

Further supporting this is a Nexus 5 made by LG has passing through the Federal Communications Commission and offering us some more photos of the next Google smartphone.

Offering another look at the LG made Google Nexus 5, the FCC documents offer a trove of pictures of a fully assembled device complete with large sensor camera.

As seen in the 4.4 KitKat video, the FCC images of the smartphone have a matte finish, large camera lens but lack the landscape-orientated Nexus branding seen in the video.

The FCC filing, spotted by PhoneScoop, also hints that the Nexus 5 will be based on the LG G2 flagship smartphone, similar to the way the Nexus 4 was a modified version of the LG Optimus G.

This may well meant that the Nexus 5 will have a 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM and a 2,300mAh battery.

Previous FCC filings state that the Nexus 5 could measure up at 5.19-inches tall and 2.69-inches wide, smaller than the Nexus 4, despite the device supposedly coming with a 5-inch screen. This will no doubt be down to super-slim bezels.

Expect to be the first device to run Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, the Nexus 5 could be used to showcase Google’s new mobile OS and its features.

These are tipped to include new notification widgets, fragmentation changes, new gallery visualisations, new animation APIs and miracast updates.

Next, read our pick of the best Android smartphones of 2013.

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