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Nexus 5 to get new Google Now smart features in November 13 update?

Sam Loveridge


Google Nexus 5
Google Nexus 5

The Google Nexus 5 could be getting a update full of Google Now smart features on November 13.

Although Google has yet to officially announce the update, but it seems an update download date for a host of new Google Now features has been pencilled in for next week.

According to Wired magazine, Google Now will become smarter with the next update, including being able to offer answers back to you, similar to iOS’ Siri.

The update will also allow Google’s flagship to search apps and launch them in order to perform specific tasks.

There will also be an increased number of Google Now cards, all based on your current location.

It does seem strange that Google didn’t offer these features as standard with Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5, but it will be interesting to see how much functionality is added with the rumoured November 13 update.

Google Nexus 5 Features

Google has jam packed the Nexus 5 will a load of high-end components, which sees the flagship’s price raised to £299.

It has a 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of Ram and is powered by a 2,300mAh Lithium-Polymer battery.

You have the option of 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, increased from 8GB and 16GB in the Google Nexus 4. As with smartphone alternatives like the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, it does lack microSD card expansion.

The Nexus 5 has a 4.95-inch 1,920 x 1,080p Full HD display with a 445ppi image density. That screen is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 panel for a little extra protection.

In the rear, the Nexus 5 has an 8-megapixel camera with optical image stabilisation and has an additional front-facing 1.3-megapixel snapper.

As usual, there’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G and NFC connectivity.

Next, read our Google Nexus 5 vs Nexus 4 comparison.

Via: AndroidAuthority

Garry Owen

November 8, 2013, 4:20 pm

Sounds great. Let's hope Google also fix the broken Exchange sync engine in the stock Kit Kat mail app too, ideally before the 13th, but certainly by then. This has taken the gloss off the launch for a lot of people if comments on the Google support forums are anything to go by.


November 8, 2013, 6:12 pm

I wonder if this update will also enable the "Ok Google" hot-phrase for languages other than US English...

steve anderson

November 13, 2013, 5:49 pm

And add separate lock screen wallpaper option.

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