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Nexus 5 Announcement Tipped to Arrive Today (Update)

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With Google’s Nexus 5 smartphone and Android 4.4 KitKat still leaking by the hour, we’re getting another round of leaks and release details this evening. With the release date still up in the air, and a potential announcement coming soon, another round of images have appeared today. Courtesy of Twitter user @GavinPhelan12 we’re getting a few last minute looks at a retail device, not a leaked prototype.

Update 2: We are now hearing that the Nexus 5 embargo lifts at 11 AM Pacific, but that the Nexus 5 announcement will arrive today, and could go on sale within the next 24 hours.

Update: There is no Nexus 5 on Google Play, but Google’s recent Google+ event started 30 minutes late, so it remains possible that the Nexus 5 announcement will arrive yet today. Keep in mind that plans may change.

Read: Last Minute Android 4.4 KitKat Details Leak

According to Gavin, not to mention now multiple insider sources, we’re hearing the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat will finally be announced and detailed tomorrow, October 31st, starting at 8 AM PST. Google has yet to send out invites for a formal event, so just like last year they’ll be using the Play Store homefront and some press releases to share all the details, instead of taking a stage to reveal what’s new.

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With Google’s team up with Nestle and naming the latest update to Android 4.4 KitKat, it only makes sense to release the chocolate-covered “treat” on one of the most sugar-filled days of the year. That being Halloween. After all the initial leaks and rumors all month long the one we’ve heard time and time again was October 31st. And now everything is finally lining up.

This week we saw leaked LG warehouses full of devices ready to ship, models have arrived in retail form and full retail boxes have been spotted, and today even a few dummy units made the rounds on tech blogs. Add in the fact that Google’s just updated the Play Store this afternoon to better handle multiple device configurations while ordering, everything appears ready to go for tomorrow.

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The original report we’ve heard time and time again was October 31st, with the device actually shipping on November 1st. Which means some that chose overnight delivery could have the new smartphone sometime this weekend, otherwise you’ll have to wait until Monday. The devices are reaching retail stores as we speak, which is evident from all the leaks, and now it’s only a matter of time.

Google updated 14 of its apps yesterday on the Play Store, but didn’t actually push them to devices and send update notifications. Which means all of those apps have new versions ready and waiting, and you can find out more on that below. Add all of this up and it appears that Google will finally be dropping its new flagship smartphone and latest smartphone OS tomorrow.

Read: Nexus 5 Photos Tease Ahead of Launch

We’re hearing that tomorrow, October 31st at 8AM PST all the excitement will officially kick off. Google will drop the news, Play Store orders could be live, and a few tipsters also claim that Amazon will be joining Google right out of the gate. We’re hearing multiple leaks came from inventory inside Amazon warehouses, and they’ll be one of many offering the new smartphone.

For those who remember, the Nexus 7 started selling early at Best Buy, Walmart, and many other locations and Google just went ahead and pushed the release date up. We have a feeling things will be much tighter this time around, and Google’s going to be controlling the entire launch a bit more to keep things in check. If all goes as planned the Nexus 5 and KitKat will start appearing tomorrow morning, and our Halloween evening and entire weekend will be filled with Nexus joy.

67 Comments

  1. GordonX

    10/30/2013 at 6:17 pm

    i’m ready!!!

  2. Shawn T

    10/30/2013 at 6:20 pm

    That’s 11:00am EST for my peeps in Toronto.

    • EricB

      10/30/2013 at 7:15 pm

      Thanks Shawn, sounds good!

    • moe

      10/30/2013 at 9:26 pm

      thanks man! almost fked up

    • vperle

      10/30/2013 at 11:56 pm

      Gunna feed your peeps, got bag of cracked corn .

    • faseeh

      10/31/2013 at 8:32 am

      thx…saved me a google search :D

  3. Bob Saget

    10/30/2013 at 8:20 pm

    Call me crazy, but isn’t it still Daylight Savings until November 3rd? Is it rumored to start at 8AM PST or 8AM PDT? I’m a bit confused.

    • Zander

      10/30/2013 at 8:43 pm

      I think he just made a mistake, he meant to say PDT..

  4. Kumar

    10/30/2013 at 10:33 pm

    I’m tired to waiting the device I don’t know when it gonna come in my hand just like nightmare…..

  5. matto

    10/30/2013 at 11:29 pm

    its starting to become bullshit, release it or don’t

  6. vperle

    10/30/2013 at 11:52 pm

    No comment. No reply.

  7. Gavin Greenwood

    10/31/2013 at 12:03 am

    Is this it? For real? Because I was going to go into work early tomorrow. Guess I can’t now. Lol

  8. jose

    10/31/2013 at 1:06 am

    this better be true! or else im going to hang myself

    • Dean

      10/31/2013 at 1:51 am

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha, I was just thinking the same

    • nhnyr88Nick

      10/31/2013 at 5:19 am

      Me too. Mass suicide is imminent if there is no official word on this phone today. Your move, Google.

  9. anurag

    10/31/2013 at 3:46 am

    Will it come to India

  10. Josh Trenser

    10/31/2013 at 4:38 am

    Wow, looks pretty cool IMHO!!!

  11. Stephen Grant-Davies

    10/31/2013 at 5:23 am

    The suspense is killing me, so that will be 4PM in Germany…..

  12. Jack

    10/31/2013 at 5:27 am

    Confirmed,HongKong will have 16GB LTE version on morning of Nov1st at HK$3898 or US$503.

  13. yyz71

    10/31/2013 at 5:39 am

    I’m so ready…

  14. Bob Harwelle

    10/31/2013 at 5:55 am

    im lubed up and ready to go

  15. treatytrick

    10/31/2013 at 6:47 am

    KITGASM!!!

  16. vperle

    10/31/2013 at 7:07 am

    How do you spell

    H O A X ?

  17. in_core

    10/31/2013 at 7:42 am

    thats 4 pm GMT, for your convenience :)

  18. Andy Corley

    10/31/2013 at 7:48 am

    I’m ready to pull the trigger as soon as the Nexus 5 shows up on the Google Play Store! Got my Google Wallet all ready to go … :)

  19. Lame article

    10/31/2013 at 8:02 am

    Wrong!

  20. Skyward Scream

    10/31/2013 at 8:04 am

    Where at you, elusive Nexus 5?!

  21. luis

    10/31/2013 at 8:04 am

    its 8:04 and nothing…….why google doesnt realease the phone already?

  22. Stephen Grant-Davies

    10/31/2013 at 8:06 am

    haha i know i’m gutted, i cant even think straight, if they dont announce it soon im going to spite them and get an iphone 5 s :p

    • Michael B

      10/31/2013 at 8:07 am

      what promise they make to you??? LOL

  23. Michael B

    10/31/2013 at 8:06 am

    zzzzzzz

  24. sdgdfgdfg

    10/31/2013 at 8:08 am

    AARRGGHH

  25. Abhay G (@rockingcrazy)

    10/31/2013 at 8:09 am

    I hope i didnt spoil my sleep for nothing. The author should know, its a sin to spoil someones sleep and it is paid for in hell. Now this thing better pop up soon :(

  26. John John

    10/31/2013 at 8:09 am

    Et tu, GottaBeMoible?

  27. Michael B

    10/31/2013 at 8:09 am

    just be mad at gottabemobile.com LOL

  28. gdfgdfgdfgdfg

    10/31/2013 at 8:12 am

    • sfdsdfsdf

      10/31/2013 at 8:32 am

      WHERE ARE MY DRAGONS!?!

  29. vperle

    10/31/2013 at 8:17 am

    Whoops, joke is on you losers

  30. brandon

    10/31/2013 at 8:18 am

    Gotta lie when ever you can to get viewers for your piece of shit website! Congrats guys!
    no nexus 5 at 8am pst as well as 8:20 am pst. How credible do you think you are when you publish shit like this?

  31. vperle

    10/31/2013 at 8:20 am

    Forgot to ask which year

  32. dfgdfgdfgdfgdfgfd

    10/31/2013 at 8:22 am

    ESTRAGON:
    Let’s go.
    VLADIMIR:
    We can’t.
    ESTRAGON:
    Why not?
    VLADIMIR:
    We’re waiting for Nexus 5.
    ESTRAGON:
    (despairingly). Ah! (Pause.) You’re sure it was here?
    VLADIMIR:
    What?
    ESTRAGON:
    That we were to wait.
    VLADIMIR:
    He said by the tree. (They look at the tree.) Do you see any others?
    ESTRAGON:
    What is it?
    VLADIMIR:
    I don’t know. A willow.
    ESTRAGON:
    Where are the leaves?
    VLADIMIR:
    It must be dead.
    ESTRAGON:
    No more weeping.
    VLADIMIR:
    Or perhaps it’s not the season.
    ESTRAGON:
    Looks to me more like a bush.
    VLADIMIR:
    A shrub.
    ESTRAGON:
    A bush.
    VLADIMIR:
    A—. What are you insinuating? That we’ve come to the wrong place?
    ESTRAGON:
    He should be here.
    VLADIMIR:
    He didn’t say for sure he’d come.
    ESTRAGON:
    And if he doesn’t come?
    VLADIMIR:
    We’ll come back tomorrow.
    ESTRAGON:
    And then the day after tomorrow.
    VLADIMIR:
    Possibly.
    ESTRAGON:
    And so on.
    VLADIMIR:
    The point is—
    ESTRAGON:
    Until he comes.

    • vperle

      10/31/2013 at 8:54 am

      Godot, still waiting for him ?

      • gffghfghfgh

        10/31/2013 at 8:57 am

        Well, some believe that Godot was a symbol for the Messiah, or some such thing.

        And isn’t that exactly what the Nexus 5 will be. When it’s done.

        • vperle

          10/31/2013 at 9:04 am

          Ask Sam B. heard Google has retroactive information, news by 9:30 PDT

  33. vperle

    10/31/2013 at 8:26 am

    Excuse, it was the other guys fault

    Or, the that are running the supposedly new healthcare run this website and Google , whoops I forgot Eric Smith was in charge of Google a great POTUS fan, and a great supporter of the POTUS

  34. Nadim

    10/31/2013 at 8:47 am

    11:47 and no Nexus 5 … I guess they will release it mid November , they will keep leaking until then :(

  35. Imran

    10/31/2013 at 9:11 am

    give them Always pads otherwise they’ll continue to leak and will not release the device

  36. Sam Schultz

    10/31/2013 at 9:22 am

    This sucks

  37. Donna

    10/31/2013 at 9:24 am

    I am cautious, I want an unlocked phone but not with integrated battery as the nexus 4. I’m not going to rush to buy the nexus 5 without knowing the pros and cons of this device. I spend my money wisely.

    • vperle

      10/31/2013 at 2:13 pm

      Donna, so you are special and you spend your money only wisely. I just spend, and spend, got enough…. May buy five and crush them for traction in the snow next month… I never do, anything wiseley..

  38. vperle

    10/31/2013 at 9:39 am

    Never trust a COREY, probably a 13 year old girl.

  39. Michael B

    10/31/2013 at 9:42 am

    now its 2 PM EST… lol and its is not order but for sale tomorrow.. just announce at 2 PM EST 11 AM PST…announce where??????

    • vperle

      10/31/2013 at 9:46 am

      reported by the impetuous Cory, ACE reporter

  40. fdgdfgdfgdg

    10/31/2013 at 9:45 am

    riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight…..

  41. MSmith

    10/31/2013 at 10:17 am

    And…..Nope

  42. 11amESTAlmost

    10/31/2013 at 10:39 am

    11am zulu time

  43. randy reid

    10/31/2013 at 11:10 am

    just ordered mine

  44. Justin

    10/31/2013 at 11:11 am

    Just ordered mine as well. 399 for 32GB. No surprises on specs

  45. Jacob

    10/31/2013 at 11:14 am

    Check the play store, its here :)

  46. John Bingsley

    10/31/2013 at 12:18 pm

    oh man! check out these specs! ALSO versus, gave the iphone 5s only 11 reasons to buy and marked the nexus at 17 reasons!!
    http://versus.com/en/google-nexus-5-vs-apple-iphone-5s

  47. Johny Doe

    10/31/2013 at 12:23 pm

    Done and done, ships on the 8th.

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