This is the month that most are expecting Google to not only divulge the sweet goodness of Android 4.4. KitKat but also finally reveal to the world its much anticipated Nexus 5 smartphone. We’re now getting word that the latter won’t happen until late October.

Speculation about Google’s next smartphone started way back but really started to pick up when an unidentified unit was sighted in a video early last month that unveiled the next Android version. Although recent rumors point to a mid-October launch date for both Android 4.4 and the LG-made Nexus 5, sources close to Google are now saying that it won’t happen at all until the last week of October.

These sources are also ambiguously remarking that the Nexus 5 will match the iPhone 5s. We’ve already seen a benchmark that proves that the Nexus 5 can stand head to head with the iPhone 5s in graphics performance, so we’re wondering if there’s more to that statement. Could it mean that the Nexus 5 will also be sporting a highly-debated 64-bit processor, which Qualcomm has recently labeled merely as a marketing gimmick? Or will it have a dual processor setup similar to that of the iPhone 5s and the Motorola Moto X? We’re not sure yet, but we’ll definitely hear more about this in the days ahead.

The Nexus 5 is also being tipped to cost half as much as the latest high-end iPhone, which should put it right around a $430 price range, at least for a 64 GB storage capacity option.

VIA: TechRadar

  • Zachary Morris

    That would be really disappointing, I’d hope for something AT LEAST on par with LG G2 or SGS4.

  • Crankintopwater69

    Glad I choose the Note 3

  • TheWenger

    Guys, we already know the processor…It’s a quad-core Snapdragon 800.

  • Mc-Taz

    Just need to get to that point where phone meets hand. The wait is the most troublesome part!

    $400 for a 64 GB version sounds too good to be true though. I’m honestly expecting only 16/32GB options, but I hope I’m wrong.

  • anywherehome

    please, stop talking about toys when you talk just about Android 😉

    bit (dot) ly/17CPlOn

  • shit on nexus

    Nexus is shit!!

    • LiiIiikEaBau5

      iBoy is Gay!

  • MSmith79

    For the love of mustard, just come out for VZ. I hate VZ just as much as the next guy, but they’re the only ones with coverage in some of the areas I travel to.

  • John

    It will be announced mid-October and released end of October.