Nexus 5 is soon to be released and it will feature all-new software with high-class hardware components. It is expected to be inexpensive compared to other Android phones and definitely more powerful than Nexus 4. Nexus 4 owners should know why they should upgrade soon to Nexus 5.
Android 4.4 KitKat Operating System
Be the first to have and experience Android 4.4 KitKat version on the Nexus 5. Google will probably use the next-gen Nexus smartphone to demonstrate the innovation on the major software update. Certain features are exclusive on the Nexus 5 and you will not find in the Nexus 4.
- Narrower bezel
- Larger screen display
- LTE connectivity
Android 4.4 Features
- Miracast updates
- New Gallery app visualization
- New APIs for animations
- Updated UI and preset palette colours
- New notifications widgets
- Enhanced battery life
- Wider network coverage
- Smoother and lighter system performance
Google isn't going let the iPhone 5S outmatch the Nexus line and so the company includes several hardware upgrades on the next-generation Nexus phone. Nexus 5 will have 5.0-inches of screen display with full HD resolution, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, higher battery level than Nexus 4, 13MP camera with optical image stabilization, LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Smart.
Performance and Applications
Google services are the only bloatware included to the Nexus 5 and it will use pure Android Vanilla UI. Expect the appearance of Gmail, Maps, YouTube, Google+ and more from Google installed directly on the device.
Android 4.4 KitKat may include some exclusive features to certain applications such in camera which happened in Nexus 4 upon receiving Android 4.2.2 supporting Photo Sphere panorama. The 2GB of RAM supports intense multi-tasking power and blazing fast processing speed with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 processor which not only execute tasks faster but also improve data downloads greatly.
Upgrading to Nexus 5 gives you instant access to exclusive Android software updates and Google services. Android 4.4 KitKat would likely lasts until September 2014 and expected to be updated again with another version, possibly Android 5.0 or 6.0. Your Nexus 5 is also one of the first getting the update unlike with others constantly waiting from manufacturers.
Price, Deals and Variants
Normally, Nexus smartphones do not support SD card but Nexus 5 may have a 64GB variant upon release. Google will also release the phone with cheaper price tag compared to iPhone 5S, Galaxy S4, One and Xperia Z. Nexus 5 variants such as unlocked and contract-free, and a developer's model may also become available soon.
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