The Nexus 5 release date passed one of its final roadblocks today as the LG D821, a device known to be a version of the Nexus 5, was spotted jetting through the Bluetooth Special Interest Group on its way to shelves.
Nexus 5 rumors have been swirling for several months now and it appears that things are about to come to a head as the device is heavily rumored to be arriving sometime within the next few weeks alongside Android 4.4 KitKat, a new Asus Nexus 10 and perhaps, some other Nexus devices including a Nexus light switch. October 15th is now heavily rumored to be the launch date for those three products at least with release date rumors suggesting a possible release later in the month.
Google still hasn’t set out invites for the Nexus 5 launch event but it’s clear that the launch, and release, are getting closer as the device passed through one of the final roadblocks to release today, if not the final roadblock. The LG D821, which we know is a model number for the Nexus 5 thanks to a leaked service manual, passed through the Bluetooth SIG, one of the final certifications a device needs before it hits shelves. The filing doesn’t reveal anything we didn’t already know, LTE is going to be on board, but it’s a sign that consumers are extremely close to seeing a Nexus 4 successor.
The Nexus 5 has already been outed by numerous rumors and leaks giving consumers a close look at what will be Google’s brand new Nexus smartphone. The device is expected to debut with a 5-inch 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 8MP camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), Android 4.3 KitKat, and a new design that is reminiscent of the Nexus 7. It’s also thought to have LTE support for AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.
Google is likely going to debut the Android 4.4 KitKat update alongside the Nexus 5, an update that appears to be incremental but one that should bring some nice additions to the table nonetheless. Those products should launch alongside a new Nexus 10 that should come with a handful of upgrades to take on the iPad 5, Apple’s new iPad that is expected to launch on October 22nd.