In less than five days the new smartphone Google Nexus 5 from Google will arrieve to the technology market. Earlier this month, the search giant sent out invites to the gathering, focused on Google Play, leading tech-watchers to claim that the forthcoming phone would finally get an official airing.
The October 24 event will not be a launch of a device or hardware, rather a mixer for consumer press to better acquaint themselves with Google Play.
And as it that wasn’t equivocal enough, he went to warn that there would be no news or launch at this event. Excitement had been building after a similar gathering to look at the latest apps, music and movies on Google Play over the summer saw the launch of Google’s Nexus 7.
Having leaked extensively in recent weeks, with Google itself accidentally listing the device for sale on its Play Store, many believed the phone would go on sale before the month was out.
The Nexus 4 blew us away last year when it landed with a killer spec sheet and a price tag so cheap that it made us do a double-take when we first saw it.
If the Nexus 7 and G2 copulated, then the Nexus 5 would be the result. Many pictures of the Nexus 5 have leaked online, from appearing in the hands of a Google employee to making an appearance on the MacRumors forum, and it really does look the result of a Nexus 7 and G2 getting together for a night of passion.
The user who posted the shots of the Nexus 5 to MacRumors stated that the Nexus 5 felt a lot like the Nexus 7, strongly implying that it shares the same soft-touch back as Google’s 7in tablet.
A distinctively large circular camera module with an LED flash are also borrowed from the Nexus 7 design book, as is the simple Nexus logo emblazoned on the back.
The front of the Nexus 5 and the general shape of the device reminds us of the LG G2, which is no surprise seeing as the Nexus 5 is strongly expected to be based on the G2 itself.
A leaked LG service manual for the Nexus 5 has revealed that it will have a 4.95in full HD screen.
- Display: 4.95in 1080p, 445ppi
- Processor: 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snadragon 800
- RAM: 2GB
- Internal Storage: 16GB, 32GB
- Camera (rear): 8MP with Optical Image Stabilisation
- Camera (front): 1.2MP
- Sensors: Accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity, light, barometer, orientation
- Battery: 2,300mAh (16GB model) 3,000mAh (32GB model)
- Other: LTE, NFC, Wireless charging
Android is the operating system that powers over 1 billion smartphones and tablets. Since these devices make our lives so sweet, each Android version is named after a dessert: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean. As everybody finds it difficult to stay away from chocolate we decided to name the next version of Android after one of our favorite chocolate treats, Kitkat®.
To make this release even sweeter, Kit Kat is giving you the chance to win a Nexus 7 or Google Play credit. Just look for specially branded Kit Kat candy bars featuring the Android robot in a store near you.