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Nexus 5 pre-registration

Posted: October 30, 2013 by Areeb Fazli in Technology
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It seems Google isn’t the only one accidentally listing its upcoming Nexus smartphone online, as a new report reveals that a Canadian mobile carrier put up a page on Facebook for pre-registering the Nexus 5.

As per Android Police Wind Mobile, a Canadian carrier made the Nexus 5 pre-registration page live on Facebook for users to get notified when the device is available, ahead of the official launch, though the pre-registration page did not suggest any details of availability and pricing of the Nexus 5. However, the page has been reportedly taken down after initial reports which say it did reveal a complete specifications list.

We have already seen a number of purported specifications revealed of the upcoming Nexus 5 smartphone, and the latest leak does not add anything new. New leaked specifications are in-line with the earlier leaks and suggest that the Nexus 5 will come with a 4.95-inch full-HD (1080p) IPS LCD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera with OIS and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Connectivity options expected in the smartphone are Wi-Fi, NFC (Android Beam), and Bluetooth 4.0, while the device is likely to come in two storage variants 16GB and 32GB. The alleged device has also been expected to include a host of sensors like ambient light, proximity, pressure as well as accelerometer, compass, notification LED and gyroscope.

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Anticipation is building over when Google will finally release the LG Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 KitKat.

It will make its formal debut on Thursday to US customers through the Google Play store, according to a source close to Canadian tech blog MobileSyrup.

Canadians may get their hands on the phone a week later on either November 7 or 8.

After blowing past previously rumored arrival dates, the ballyhooed Nexus 5 is expected to break cover any day. The past few weeks have given way to multiple dates for the LG smartphone, ranging from the vague “October” to more-specific days and weeks.

It’s worth pointing out that the handset is not yet delayed; we’ve never been given an official time frame in the first place.

Google has historically introduced its new Nexus products and Android releases with a press conference or YouTube broadcast. We might hope to see save the date e-mails or teasers surface in the coming days, giving fans and enthusiasts something to look forward to.

Source: CNET

Nexus 5 Release Date Still Coming?

Posted: October 26, 2013 by Areeb Fazli in Android, Technology
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The invites for Google’s event, which were sent out on Oct. 18, had many speculating that the highly anticipated Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat would be announced there, but both the smartphone and operating system remain unofficial. Thursday evening, Google employees and friends simply socialized to the tunes of California indie pop duo Capital Cities, and shared tidbits of the action via social media.

Meanwhile, the rumor mill is once again churning with prospective release dates for the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat. Tipsters have told tech website Mobile Syrup that we may see the Android 4.4-powered Nexus 5 for sale at the U.S. Google Play store on Oct. 31, while the Nexus 5 should arrive on various Canadian carriers, including Rogers, Bell, TELUS, Koodo and Virgin, on Nov. 7 or Nov. 8.

These dates have not been confirmed by Google, but many have long considered that the Mountain View, Calif., company would want to capitalize on Halloween with its candy-themed operating system Android 4.4 KitKat. According to CNET, Google has long planned to release the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 around Halloween.

Another possible date is Oct. 28, Monday, which many deciphered from posts KitKat shared on social media. This date is also unconfirmed by Google, but it appears Google is doing a lot to keep us on our toes before unveiling the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4