October is almost over and Nexus 5 leaks continue to pour in as the release date draws near on the 31st. Know the leaks which points all the signs of what users and buyers can expect from Nexus 5.
Premature Sale Goes Online
Google hasn't released the Nexus 5 but some retailers are already posting information such as storage capacity and price about the upcoming smartphone online. Belsimpel, a Dutch online retailer posted the unannounced Nexus 5 and it features no SIM at €460 with 16 GB storage capacity and black colour scheme.
However, the online retailer decided to take down the offers but some may still view it though. Probably, the retailer posted Nexus 5 smartphone as a mistake but no one is sure if they already received a set of stocks ready to be sold soon.
Receiving Nexus 5 Stocks
According to Android Police, Carphone Warehouse claims that they have 3000 units of Nexus 5 while Tweakers claimed arrival of the Nexus smartphone in the Netherlands but recently turned down the story.
Several online posts include the early Google Play Store appearance and an eBay user selling 5 units of Nexus 5 for $650.
User Interface Revealed
Early images of Nexus 5 UI have been revealed online and it features the same interface from Android Jelly Bean except tweaked. Google Drive and Keep are now native apps while Hangouts app becomes an optional unified SMS/MMS client.
Cloud Print and wireless payment feature have been added for Android 4.4 KitKat while palette colours changed the standard blue theme from the previous version. Google focused on features, fixes and performance of the new Android rather than changing how the way it looks.
Nexus 7 Certified
Android 4.4 KitKat is not getting pushed unless Nexus 5 has been launched and thanks to Bluetooth SIG which may have confirmed the approaching date. Bluetooth SIG certified the Nexus 7 and the tablet is getting an update real soon.
Google may be waiting for all certification on their Nexus devices to push Android 4.4 KitKat which is required as Nexus gets exclusive software upgrades. Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus are also receiving updates alongside Nexus 7 tablet.
A Reddit user revealed an in-depth components list of the LG Nexus 5 which includes the processor, radio chip, LTE chip, audio codec and more.
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974A
- Radio chip: Qualcomm MDM9x25 + RF360 support
- LTE chip: Qualcomm WTR1605L which is found in Nexus 4 and iPhone 5S
- Motion co-processor: Gyro sensor, accelerometer and MEMS motion tracking which are low power consuming
- Other sensors: Compass, Barometer, Ambient light, Proximity
- Power management controller: Qualcomm PM8941/PM8841 which can be found in G2, Nexus 7 2013 and Note 3
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth: Broadcom WCD9320 5GHz Wi-Fi + 802.11ac
- USB On-the-Go Support
According to rumours, Google is setting the stage for Android 4.4 and Nexus 5 in October 31, 2013 which will confirm everything from stock inventory claims and specifications leaks found online.
As of now, Google hasn't made any official announcements or confirmation with any claims you may see posted online.
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