While the Nexus 5 release date is rumored for late October, reports suggesting an October 31st release date are off base and misleading as the source of those rumors confirmed to Gotta Be Mobile that the date is merely a placeholder and is based on rumors rather than fact.
Several weeks ago, reports about a possible Nexus 5 release date surfaced thanks to Amazon listings showcasing Spigen Nexus 5 cases and Spigen Nexus 5 screen protectors. Curiously, the listings showed estimated shipping dates of October 30th and October 31st, leading many to believe that Spigen might be working with some inside information and that either October 30th and October 31st might be the Nexus 5 release date.
Those rumors were squashed by Gotta Be Mobile and by a handful of other sites that dug a little further than an accessory listing on Amazon. Spigen confirmed that these dates were approximations based on the Nexus 5 rumor mill. Nexus 5 rumors for weeks have suggested a launch in October, possibly October 14th.
Despite the comments from the company responsible for putting the listing up on Amazon, sites continue to report on the Spigen cases and their release dates that remain unchanged from a few weeks ago, speculating that they may be based on inside information and that October 31st may actually be the Nexus 5 release date. That’s not the case.
Because this rumor needs to die, here is the full statement that Spigen provided to Gotta Be Mobile back on September 24th:
In regards to the Amazon listing, it is simply an estimated placeholder date that we decided upon due to rumors that are circulating. When uploading products to Amazon an in-stock date is necessary for the listing to go up. We will be coming out with a full product line-up for the Nexus 5 but there is no concrete ETA for those products yet.
In other words, the dates listed on Amazon are based on speculation, not fact, or insider information. It’s simply the case of a case maker trying to get a little bit of attention ahead of a massive product launch, nothing more.
There are rumors, credible rumors, that suggest that the Nexus 5 might launch and get released in late October but those rumors do not mention October 30th or October 31st. Not surprising given that they are two completely made up dates.
Google’s Nexus 5 is a very real device and it will be heading to shelves sometime in the feature. And when it does, it will likely have a ton of accessories backing it.
The device is also expected to feature a large 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 8MP camera, Android 4.4 KitKat, and a price tag that is said to be far cheaper than the iPhone 5s’ $650 unlocked price.
The company’s new Nexus smartphone is rumored to be launching alongside the Android 4.4 KitKat update and a new Nexus 10 tablet that is rumored to be coming from Asus, the maker of the Nexus 7, and not Samsung.