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Nexus 5 Release Date Clears Another Hurdle



The Nexus 5 release date, which is still unknown to prospective buyers, has cleared another hurdle today, this time in Taiwan where the device has passed through the NCC, the equivalent of the FCC in the United States, a sign that the Nexus 5 release is still making strides.

For weeks now, consumers have been under attack by Nexus 5 leaks. Every day, Nexus 5 leaks have been pouring out of corners of the world, showcasing the device before an announcement. One thing that remains unknown is the device’s release date, even as rumors swirl.

Yesterday, all eyes were on Google’s Google+ event as it had all the makings of a Nexus 5 launch. However, the event came to a close without a Nexus 5 or an Android 4.4 KitKat update, leaving that announcement for another day. And while a date is still unknown, we do know that the release is inching closer thanks to a number of leaks.

Nexus 4 size vs Nexus 5

The latest is an NCC filing in Taiwan that was discovered by Blog of Mobile and which shows off the LG D821, a model number that has been associated with the Nexus 5. In case there was any doubt, the NCC filing offers up some new photos of the Nexus 5, clearly showing off its front and back in some crystal clear photos.

Screen Shot 2013-10-30 at 9.13.53 AM

The filing is important because it means that the device has been cleared for landing in yet another region, meaning, its release date should be getting closer not only in China but elsewhere.

Screen Shot 2013-10-30 at 9.13.43 AM

Rumors currently point to a Nexus 5 release date on October 31st or November 1st though with both dates fast approaching, Google is remaining mum about its new smartphone. It could be that the company announces the Nexus 5 on either of those dates but we still can’t be sure. What consumers can be sure about though is that a release date is extremely close as the device has cleared just about every hurdle it needs to clear ahead of release.

Screen Shot 2013-10-30 at 9.13.33 AM

The Nexus 5 is expected to replace the Nexus 4 as the company’s flagship smartphone, doing so with a 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 8MP camera with OIS, and Android 4.4 KitKat. The device is also expected to be joined by the Nexus 10 from Asus, a device that is likely going to take on Apple’s new iPad Air.



  1. urvile

    10/30/2013 at 9:41 am

    am I the only one that is sick of this drip release. Google have no respect for their customers, so can keep their Nexus! I For one have had enough and am switching to HTC

    • Michael

      10/30/2013 at 10:33 am

      Have fun with that..

    • Charlie

      10/30/2013 at 10:38 am

      I fail to understand why the public gets bent out of shape over the potential release of the upcoming Nexus 5. I highly doubt Google isn’t at fault for all the information that has been leaked and reported by the media. Clearly, the media is piecemealing their reports from a collection of different sources who may all be reporting guesses.

    • SK

      10/30/2013 at 3:57 pm

      Google has nothing to do with all those publications you keep reading on the web. Just be patient and wait for the official announcement and you are gonna be happy ever after. People create hysteria about Nexus 5 themselves and then get pissed off with Google when yet another made up release date passes by unsuccessfully. Silly, isn’t it?

    • vperle

      10/30/2013 at 4:58 pm

      You, sir are a brain surgeon, a deep thinker, and a genius. HTC your choice.

    • Edgar Cuevas

      10/30/2013 at 11:25 pm

      I mean they do have respect have patience bro I believe that they want to make the Nexus 5 availability the best ever “It’s our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody.
      ” this might hint they might actually market for the first time a nexus phone

  2. Del

    10/30/2013 at 10:31 am

    Urvile that’s your loss lol

  3. Dan

    10/30/2013 at 10:32 am

    I thought that the Messages app had been scrapped for a new version of Hangouts according to previous leaks/speculation/press renderings?

    I just wish they’d hurry up and release it already!

    • justin

      10/31/2013 at 3:26 am

      pretty sure that’s a nexus 4 in the first photo

  4. Ivy Tan (@nanyate)

    10/30/2013 at 4:35 pm

    Taiwan and China are different countries by the way.

    • Release already

      10/30/2013 at 5:25 pm

      They are not different countries but different regions. You and the author are both wrong. It is definitely wrong to take clearance in Taiwan as anything to do with China.

      • PlugNplaY

        10/30/2013 at 6:19 pm

        They are definitely different countries… You know nothing…

      • FelixAng

        10/30/2013 at 6:21 pm

        They are different countries. The PRC has never ruled Taiwan. If Taiwan is ROC then it can claim China is a part of Taiwan.

  5. vperle

    10/30/2013 at 7:06 pm

    I claim Mars, and have levied a trillion dollar parking and mileage tax on all vehicles. Pay up.

  6. jose

    10/30/2013 at 9:26 pm

    so do these phones release after google announces or can it just magically appear at the google play store unannounced? if so, can we say that it would be up at midnight the day of anticipated release? someone please hit me with the truth! :(

  7. Haidar Hakim

    10/30/2013 at 11:39 pm

    I’m just waiting for the kit kat 4.4. I’m good with my note3

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