LG Nexus 5 rumoured for 14 October launch

Ok, this is far from certain, but various sources are pointing to one date for the launch of the LG-made Google Nexus 5. That date is 14 October.

That date is via the Ausdroid site, which cites 'a new tip' received. As a rule, we would pass over it, but other sites are pointing to the same date, so on the basis that there's 'no smoke without fire', we're taking notice.

If that tip is correct, the phone will launch alongside the next version of Android, that being Android KitKat (aka 4.4). When it lands, it is said to offer new firmware to older phones, fragmentation changes (screen resizing), miracast updates, new gallery visualisation, new APIs regarding animations, a change to Android default blue to other preset palette colours and new notification widgets. I know, not exactly mind-blowing on paper, but we're hoping the reality is a little better. Saying that, this is just a move from 4.3 to 4.4, so we shouldn't be expecting too much.

As for the phone, details of that have been sneaking out courtesy of the US FCC. So far, that points to a phone utilising Android KitKat, with a 4.96-inch display, Qi wireless charging capabilities inside of the back cover, 4G connectivity, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and (more than likely) a Snapdragon 800 SoC processor.

If that date is correct, we'll know for sure in a month.

Source: Ausdroid

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