With a quiet refresh of the Google Play Store, the devices page has added a banner introducing the Nexus 5. Given the lengthy stream of rumors and leaks, most of these details will be of little surprise. That being said, the Nexus 5 is now official and those who had been waiting -- will be able to move forward with a purchase.
The Nexus 5 is in the wild, that much we’re certain of. Yesterday we told you a bit about one lucky Twitter user who had his already, and today brings more of the same. Even if for a brief moment, Redditor throwawaynexus5guy (so, a temporary account, we’re sure) posted pics of his “throwaway” Nexus 5. There was also a few tidbits of good info regarding Android 4.4.
Pandora recently rolled out the v5.0 update. That update actually arrived in the Google Play Store yesterday and while the screenshots were showing the Chromecast icon -- the support wasn't available. At the time the focus of the update was for tablets but jump ahead a day later and we are getting the official word on Chromecast support.
Motorola has released an update to the camera for the Moto X, and it’s been done in a very different way. Rather than send out an OTA update, Motorola has updated the camera via the Play Store. That’s an unusual move, but maybe a smart one, considering the fix.
Images of a red DROID Mini leaked back in October and similar to how Verizon was quiet at the time, they have just as quietly slipped the handset into the available lineup. As of today, the Verizon DROID Mini has gotten a color refresh. The handset remains available in black and can now be purchased in red.
Sony released their earnings for the third quarter, and they’re showing some promise. In Q3 2013, sony sold more phones than the previous quarter, or this time last year. While profits down, though, the growth is not as impressive as you’d like to think.
Leap Wireless shareholders have overwhelmingly approved a $1.2 billion merger with AT&T. More than 99% voted to approve the merger, which could have been the last remaining hope for Leap. They currently have $2.8 billion in debt. With that debt, AT&T is incurring Leap for about $4 billion.
Back in September the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) committee recommended allowing the use of gadgets during takeoff and landing. Given the committee recommendation, it seemed likely that the approval would come and the rules would be lightened. Of course, nothing could change until the official word was received. That said, coming by way of an FAA issued press release, that approval has arrived.
The 8AM PST time witching hour has come and gone. For now, it looks like the Nexus 5 quietly launching in the Play Store on Halloween was more trick than treat, but that isn't to say the coverage will be stopping. In fact, it looks like a new round of Nexus 5 images have arrived. Not to mention, a nearly 7-minute video showing some Nexus 5 hands-on coverage.