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Nexus 5 Release Date October 2013? Top 5 Specs, Rumors, Reasons for Oct. 14, Android 4.4 Kit Kat, 5-Inch Screen [PHOTOS, VIDEO]


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If the release date rumors are true, there's only less than a month away until Google fans will get their hands on the Nexus 5 in October 2013. We have the top 5 specs, rumors, reasons surrounding the highly anticipated phone.

iPhone 5S/5C Release

According to IBTimes, Google is trying to make it's "final big push for 2013" and that includes upstaging Apple with the release of the Nexus 5 on Oct. 14, along with a newly improved Nexus 10 "a day before the rumored iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 uncloaking."

"With the Nexus 7 already in wide circulation, Google should immediately issue the Nexus 5 and Nexus 10 right after their official announcement," the report said.

Android 4.4

According to Tech Radar, Google will announce the Android 4.4 KitKat along with the Nexus 5 on Oct. 14, ahead of Halloween.

"Google has yet to confirm the Android 4.4 features list or release date outside of 'October,'" the report said. "This report, if true, would be excellently timed pre-Halloween buzz for KitKat-maker and new Google promotional partner Nestle."

Nexus 4 Price Drop

Google has dropped their price $100 cheaper for the Nexus 4 at the Google Play Store.

The Nexus 4 is now $199, while the 16GB version is available for $249. If you purchased a Nexus 4 within the last 15 days, you can submit a request for a price protection refund to get you $100 back.

"The Nexus 5 release date seems imminent as Google is clearly attempting to clean up its stock of Nexus 4 before the release of a new device," said.

IBTimes gave three reasons why the Nexus 5's release date is in October. One reason is that the "sudden price drop" of the Nexus 4 as mentioned above. The next reason is that insiders, such as Taylor Wimberly, have already tipped that October is the destined release date and Motorola is working on it. The last reason is that "Google's operating system is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. To commemorate the event, Google will surely celebrate with a new hardware."

Leaked Documents/Video

In a new leaked document, the FCC has approved a new smartphone dubbed the D820, according to Engadget.


The D280 will feature 7-band LTE compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, CDMA / EVDO rev A, pentaband DC-HSPA+ and quadband GSM / EDGE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac. It also says that the phone is running firmware M8974A, which indicates a Snapdragon 800 SoC, which suggests that it's running KitKat [Key Lime Pie]. The document also indicate that the Google Nexus 5 will be 4.96-inches and measure 131.9mm tall and 68.2mm wide.

Check out the document screenshot HERE.

Speaking of all things leaked, Google posted a video that showcases its upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat software update, which also revealed a Google employee taking photos or video recording of a statue with an unknown Nexus device [on the left], according to It also shows that the new Nexus phone in the video will have a bigger screen.

Google has already pulled the video but there are a lot of copies online already. Check one out below!

Rumored Specs

In terms of specs, the Nexus 5 is expected to have similar features that are already on the new Nexus 7.

The Nexus 5 is expected to release with a 5-inch full HD screen display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2.3 GHz, 3GB RAM, 16MP rear camera with OmniVision sensor and 2.1MP front camera with 3300 mAh battery.

Just like the Nexus 7, the Nexus 5 may have LTE connectivity, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB storage options, no micro SD, and be able to carry on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.

In terms of price, the Nexus 5 may be $30 more expensive that the Nexus 4: $329.99 for the 8GB and $379.99 in 16GB and 32GB variant.

Check out the latest Nexus news HERE!


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