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Nexus 5 Launch & Release Date Rumored



A new Nexus 5 launch date has been rumored heading into October as a date near the end of October now joins the rumored October 14th launch date as a possibility. The same rumor also suggests that the Nexus 5 release date could be at the end of October as well.

Thanks to a leak in an Android 4.4 KitKat video, FCC filings, and numerous credible leaks, we know that a new LG Nexus smartphone is very real. The name still isn’t known but the device is currently being called the Nexus 5 due to it being the fifth-generation Nexus and because it will sport a display that is near 5-inches in size.

Google still isn’t talking about the Nexus 5 though rumors suggest that it will be sometime later this month. Several weeks ago, a rumor suggested that Google would be showing off the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat in October, specifically, on October 14th. Nestle, which partnered with Google on Android 4.4, claimed that the software would be out sometime in October though it declined to give a date.

Read: Nexus 5 Photo Offers Best Look Yet.

This is likely LG's version of the Nexus 5.

This is likely LG’s version of the Nexus 5.

A new report from TechRadar claims that the Nexus 5 will be announced in late October, date unknown, and it will also be released in late October as well. Last year, Google announced the Nexus 4 in late October but didn’t release the device until mid-November. The new timing is thought to be for the United Kingdom, though we did see last year’s Nexus 4 arrive for several regions at the same time, meaning, this timing could apply to the United States as well.

The report also claims that it will be sold for half the price of the iPhone 5s which costs $650 unlocked. If true, it could mean that the price of the Nexus 5 will hover somewhere between $299 and $399. The Nexus 4 started out with a $299 unlocked price tag, something that made it an extremely attractive proposition to buyers.

This could show the back of the Nexus 5.

This could show the back of the Nexus 5.

Without confirmation from Google, it’s impossible to say when the Nexus 5 will launch and get released, but at this point, all signs are pointing to an arrival in October, it’s just not clear when. Google typically sends out media invites before its launch events, meaning, buyers will know about its launch ahead of time.

The device is expected to employ some high-powered hardware to go along with its Android 4.4 KitKat software. Leaks have revealed a 1080p display that is around 5-inches in size, a Snapdragon 800 processor, 8MP camera, and a design that features a black matte finish with a large Nexus logo plastered across it. IT looks very similar to the logo found on the Nexus 7.



  1. EpicTea

    10/02/2013 at 1:04 pm

    i wish the announcement would hurry up i need to find out if it will work on Sprint, leaks say it will but I want confirmation from google, Im stuck between this and the Note 3.

    • Paul

      10/02/2013 at 1:36 pm

      I don’t see why not I have a Nexus 4 on Sprint $10 sim card sprint.

      • Brad P

        10/02/2013 at 1:58 pm

        Paul the Nexus 4 is GSM only…isn’t Sprint CDMA? They don’t use SIM cards

    • mike

      10/02/2013 at 2:33 pm

      I can almost guarantee it won’t be on sprint (or Verizon). A nexus is not a nexus on these networks (and some other ones) because they can’t update the software on time, on a Google phone.

      • Jasen Szekely

        10/02/2013 at 4:27 pm

        If they use LTE 900 it can.

      • Jasen Szekely

        10/02/2013 at 4:27 pm

        a la Nexus 7 on Verizon.

      • chazzmatt

        10/02/2013 at 5:20 pm

        considering it has CDMA and Sprint LTE capability, it could be on Sprint SOMETHING. Prepaid MNVO, Virgin mobile, something.

  2. Mark C.

    10/02/2013 at 2:08 pm

    Adam wash your shot glasses for gods sake!

  3. Dave J

    10/02/2013 at 2:47 pm

    What happens in two years when the Nexus “7” smartphone is released?

    • Dan Spengler

      10/02/2013 at 3:42 pm

      A lot of people suspect that in two years, Google will have changed its primary focus to Chrome OS for the “pure Google” experience. If that turns out to be true, I’d expect the Nexus brand to disappear.

    • opielanarutoJames O.

      10/02/2013 at 3:44 pm

      I guarantee there won’t be a 7, much less 2 more nexus devices to come out in 2 years.

      • umno

        10/02/2013 at 4:13 pm

        do you work for google?

        • Golden Rod

          10/02/2013 at 4:27 pm

          maybe he does so shut your big ugly face

    • chazzmatt

      10/02/2013 at 5:22 pm

      By then they will have clarified their smartphone naming system. But right now two of the four Nexus smartphones were named after version number. :)

  4. Lance Michael Stratton

    10/02/2013 at 4:26 pm

    So the launch day is Christopher Columbus Day? Is the Nexus 5 suppose to take us on a journey?!?!? I bet 95% of you didnt even know when Christopher Columbus Day even was :(

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