Google finally announces sale of Nexus 5 smartphone running Android 4.4 KitKat. Get the new Nexus 5 starting at $349 with 20 exclusive features for faster performance, new functionality and better multi-tasking power.
Nexus 5 Live on Sale
Nexus 5 takes place of the LG Nexus 4 spotlight at the Google Play Store for $349 with improved performance, better touch response, enhanced multi-tasking, new applications, new features and new camera functionalities.
Nexus 5 starts at $349 for AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint as of now, Verizon is still out of the equation but hopefully they can get supplies for their customers. Nexus 5 comes with the following technical specifications:
- Android 4.4 KitKat OS
- 5 inches of screen display
- 1080p full HD display resolution
- 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 8 MP camera with Optical Image Stabilisation for reduced blur
- LTE network
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
- 2300 mAh battery pack
Google will be releasing two models of Nexus 5 - one for North America and European regions while the second goes to Asian territories. Both variants will come in 16GB and 32GB models for storage capacity options which cost $349 and $399 respectively.
Expect Best Buy and Radio Shack to sell the device online aside from Google Play Store and direct purchase available from Sprint in November 8 starting at $150. T-Mobile will have Nexus 5 on sale before the holidays but as of now, no specifics regarding price or exact release date.
Android 4.4 KitKat Features
As of today, Android 4.4 KitKat OS runs exclusively to Nexus 5 smartphone which expected to arrive on all other Nexus devices later this year.
1. Updated UI performance
2. More accurate and smoother touch response
3. Improved multi-tasking with several apps at once
4. Google Now with "Ok Google" wireless command feature
5. New lock screen with music and video seeking mode
6. Find your phone with Android Device Manager
7. Cloud Printing with HP e-printers and other printers with Play Store Apps
8. Bluetooth MAP support for Bluetooth-enabled cars
9. Closed caption and subtitles enabled
10. Easy switching between multiple home launchers or replacements
11. Exclusive HDR+ photography on the camera app
12. Location modes for improved battery life
13. Low-power audio playback with up to 60 hours of listening
14. More secured apps via updated Linux
15. Moves fitness app to make Nexus 5 as pedometer
16. Wireless payment via NFC called Tap to Pay
17. Full screen mode on reading, playing games or movie marathon
18. Updated phone app and caller ID
19. Hangouts as a fully integrated SMS/MMS, conversation and video chat client
20. New Emoji with Japanese characters
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