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Nexus 5 launch tipped for October 14 alongside Android 4.4

Sam Loveridge


Android 4.4 KitKat
Android 4.4 KitKat

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.

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September 13, 2013, 12:46 pm

I'm ready now Google..


September 13, 2013, 12:55 pm

Will get one of this on release date!!!

Carl McPherson

September 13, 2013, 2:11 pm

Please do a pre order system so you know how many you need to produce. I dont want to have to wait months again!!
I love the Nexus 4 but I really hope the battery life on the Nexus 5 is better as I seem to charge twice a day at the moment.

Mad Ruckus

September 13, 2013, 2:32 pm

could that possibly be a micro sd slot in image 2? or is it just the sim...?


September 13, 2013, 2:43 pm

If this phone comes out on all carriers, including Verizon, it will be a game changer. An unlocked, multiple carrier smart phone, with high end specs, perfect size, simplistic yet nice design, all for a price tag well below the competition. Oh, and did I mention PURE ANDROID. I'll dump my S4 in a millisecond for this phone. Not happy about the 2300 mah battery, but the positives outweigh the negatives a WHOLE LOT.


September 13, 2013, 3:31 pm

Really, that's odd. My Nexus 4 can go 48 hours without a charge with normal usage. I've had it sine February.

Carl McPherson

September 13, 2013, 3:37 pm

I use my phone for music when I walk to work, I browse the web until my shift starts and I do a lot of gaming in the evening, so I guess I am classed as a high user. That's without adding texts and calls to the mix. I charge my phone after my shift and then do a full overnight charge on my docking station when I go sleep.


September 13, 2013, 3:40 pm

That's definitively heavy usage. I have a dedicated mp3 player and an in front of a computer most of the day, that and I use Wi-Fi a lot which also saves on battery.


September 13, 2013, 5:25 pm

Seriously, I don't want to have to wait months before receiving the phone!

Deez Nutz

September 13, 2013, 8:15 pm

Hoping the latest "leak" does mean that there will be a Verizon Nexus 5. If not, T-Mobile here I come!


September 14, 2013, 4:45 am

My body is ready.

Hamish Campbell

September 16, 2013, 8:27 am

My N4 hangs in there pretty well too. It's the gaming that will kill it as far as I can see. Everything else seems ok.

Hamish Campbell

September 16, 2013, 8:28 am

Just bought a Nexus 4 and would have prefered it a little smaller, so that's almost annoying that it's gonna come out with a bigger screen AND be smaller.

Such is life :)

Edit: Oh ok, width will only be 0.01 inch less, and width is probably the biggest impact.

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