Yet another indicator has emerged this week, supporting the persistent rumour that Google has picked Oct 14 as the release date for the new Nexus 5, to be assembled by LG, and the new Android OS, KitKat 4.4.
Tech blog site Myce.com has reported on Saturday that it was able to dig out an Android log file that allegedly confirmed the latest Google mobile OS touchdown in October, which in the document was strangely referred to as Key Lime Pie.
KLP was loosely used for the better part of 2013 as the supposed Jelly Bean replacement, bearing the official Android 5.0 label. As it turned out, Google had a change of heart and opted for 4.4 at the moment to dislodge the 4.3 in Q4 2013.
And instead of a pie, the tech giant thought that candy bar is more appropriate to gradually phase out the Jelly Bean.
So KitKat it is in the last three months of the year and apparently, the log file unearthed by Myce.com made its arrival a certainty next month. Of course, there has to be a super-gadget to host and showcase the new Android sweets, which must be in vanilla form.
Enter the heavily talked-about Nexus 5, which the same report said is alluded to in the log file as Hammerhead. Now this is code, according to Android watchers, and the handset nicknamed D820 are one and the same - designed, built and to be rolled out by LG or the same firm responsible for the now-retired Nexus 4.
And the same hardware, thanks again to the Myce.com-provided log file, runs on an operating system - Google-made naturally, with the build number KRS74H.
While the leaker is at it, suggestions were made that the Nexus 5-KitKat tandem will produce at least three new killer features and they are the following:
This feature has been previously floated as Google's new messaging tool that is designed to annihilate the competition, which admittedly are too many and potent. This app is believed to hardwired with KitKat.
The Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5S are making full use of these smartphone functionalities so why not pack them with the raw power of Nexus 5. Google, the log file report said, has revisited the magnetometer, gyroscope and barometer usability in the mobile device environment and made them more fun and productive.
Not exactly new but it is expected that the Nexus 5 serving has been tweaked to inject some amount of freshness to the convenient technology. What the improvements are remains a mystery though they could be faster charging time and more unique ways to juice up minus the spaghetti hassles of wire charging.
And with these supposedly new Google cook ups, the Nexus 5 remains a firm candidate to show the following upscale specs: at least a 5-inch display screen with 1080p resolution, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU with 3GB of RAM, a 13MP camera, LTE connectivity and a massive battery upgrade to the tune of 2700mAh.
But the most-awaited feature of the KitKat-powered Nexus 5 on its Oct 2013 release date is its accessibility with the likelihood that it will go live on Google Play Store starting at $300.
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