As we await the Nexus 5 launch, Spigen has teased us with a sleek case for the upcoming device. With no further commentary on a launch date or availability, the Google+ posting showed only the top portion of the device and case.
Reports earlier in the month suggested the Nexus 5 would arrive with a MEMS camera and Lytro-like features. That report was later debunked and things settled in with details about how the Nexus 5 would have a Sony IMX179 sensor. Specifically, an 8 megapixel camera. But just in case there was any doubt left, the folks at DigitalOptics Corporation have shared some news this morning.
Japanese retailer Gekko & Co. may have tipped Google’s cap for them, inadvertently releasing pricing and availability info for the Nexus 5. They note a “booking start time”, which we’ll take as a preorder date, of today. They also note the availability of the device is November 14th, but that may not be for worldwide launch.
Just a few days more before we're able to set our eyes on the real thing, but in the meantime we'll settle for every bit of information we can gather. And this next one borders on the slightly strange as the Nexus 5 is rumored to not only come in two storage options, but with two different battery capacities to match.
As the expected announcement draws ever closer, we are getting more and more information that helps paint a better picture of what may possibly be the Google Nexus 5. Now, courtesy of a leaked internal service manual, we're getting a peek at the hardware specs of Google's next Nexus smartphone that is now believed to be coming from LG.
In the wake of their double-device launch, Apple has achieved a market share of 40% among all OEMs. Their iOS is also gaining ground while Android falters slightly in regard to overall adoption, according to comScore. The research also noted that 145 million Americans owned smartphones, which they attribute as 60.8% of the eligible population. That’s a jump of 3% since May of this year.
More news from Myce, as they continue to pour over the Android 4.4 log they have their hands on. We’ve already learned about an OIS for the camera on the Nexus 5 through the code, and even news of theming for your device. This time, there seems to be discussion of some interesting wrinkles for the Bluetooth functionality of Android 4.4.
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.
If you’ve been keeping watch, you know that the crew at Myce.com have the Android 4.4 files in-hand, and are working hard to extract some hints and features we may see. This time around, it sounds like we’ll get USB OTG functionality, as well as updated Google apps. There is also evidence that the way things are updated may see a slight twist, with Google changing a bit of the code language.
Leaked log files turned up over the weekend. These files brought talk of Android 4.4 Kit Kat and build KRS74H and after some digging, they appear to be turning up some details on the yet-to-be announced Nexus 5. Those files were initially revealed by Myce, however AndroidWorld.it seems to have done a solid job of tearing those files apart.