The Google Nexus 5 And Its Accidental Arrival On Play Store

Jaycee De Guzman October 21, 2013 2

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Unfortunately for Google, a lot of rumors are now spreading about its new flagship mobile phone that will still soon to be released. After being accidentally listed on the said company’s Play Store, different websites featuring information about mobile phones are now talking about the said handset and forming theories on how it will be different from its predecessor.

What’s In The Bag?

The Google Nexus 5 And Its Accidental Arrival On Play StoreAccording to its manufacturer, the Google Nexus 5 will be supporting a new version of the Android operating system. It will be the 4.4 KitKat and not the 5.0 Lime Pie version that people are expecting since it is one of the latest versions that’s available in the market. Some are slightly disappointed about this discovery so let’s hope that Google will make this new handset easy to update when the time comes. On the other hand, there will be a 16 GB model which the accidental listing showed on Play Store. It even has an included price tag of $349.00. Whether or not that is a bargain price, we still cannot say because the full specifications of the handset are still not available.

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But because of this accidental listing, Google was able to confirm the existing rumors that are already surrounding the Nexus 5. The most important is that the usual Android messaging system will now be replaced by different software. It is called the Google Hangouts which will become the new default SMS program for the said handset. Also, the Gmail icon will have a new design.

While the Nexus 4 was a product of the collaboration between Google and LG, the Google Nexus 5 is yet to release its manufacturing partner. But according to experts, it can be expected to rival some other smartphone brands such as Samsung, Sony as well as HTC.

When Can You Buy One?

Unfortunately, Google still has not released any official information about the exact date when they will be making this new handset available in stores. But taking a hint from the accidental listing on Play Store, we can expect that it will be sooner than later. Aside from that, Google also has lowered the prices of the Nexus 4 which means that the Google Nexus 5 is starting to signal its release. Of course, Google wants to sell all the remaining stocks of this handset before finally unveiling their new development. In fact, it already appeared as out of stock in the United States Google Play Store. Some individuals and experts are expecting that it will be before the end of October 2013. For consumers who are waiting for this product, you only have to wait a few more weeks.

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2 Comments »

  1. chazzmatt  October 21, 2013 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    Actually, full specs ARE available — between the FCC testing documents and the leaked LG sevice manual for the “international” version (LG-D821).

    4.95″ 1080p display (FCC says 4.,96″ — IPS TFT for those interested)
    16GB & 32GB internal storage
    2GB RAM
    MSM8947 aka Snapdragon 800 at 2.3GHz
    8MP OIS rear camera, 1.3MP front camera
    2300mAh battery
    Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity/Ambient Light, Pressure
    Slimport compatibility
    Micro SIM slot
    Notification light
    Wireless charging
    NFC
    Bluetooth 4.0
    UMTS/GSM/CDMA/LTE compatibility

    LG/Google put the 4.96″ full HD 1080p display in a body a hair SMALLER than last year’s 4.7″ 720p LG Nexus 4. Yes, bigger display, but SMALLER BODY. So, this should shut up all the people who say 5″ phones are “too big”. NO, it’s SMALLER.

    _____

    This “mistake” was a PR leak to shut up the people claiming there will be a re-release of last year’s Nexus 4 to take the “low end” pricing and that this year’s Nexus 5 would be priced up to $500. This brief “accidental” Google Play posting was Google’s way of saying STFU on both ridiculous rumors.

    $349 for 16GB Nexus 5 is actually the same price for 16GB as last year’s Nexus 4 — but with 5″ 1080p, smaller body, Snapdragon 800, multiple LTE bands, pentaband HSPA+, CDMA (for the “North America” Nexus5), and 8MP OIS camera.

    So, if the 16GB is still $349, then the new 32GB will probably be $399?

    • Jaycee De Guzman
      Jaycee De Guzman  October 22, 2013 at 8:22 pm - Reply

      Hi chazzmatt,

      That was an amazing comment! Thank you for taking the time to share the detailed specs of Google Nexus 5. In the future news articles here at the Online Gadget Store, we will discuss those specs in detail. As for the price, we are still clueless. Let’s wait and see the official announcement.

      Jaycee

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