Google Nexus 5 release nears as retailers drop Nexus 4
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,
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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