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?
According 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.
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.