Google officially announces Nexus 5, available to order now

Summary:It was one of the worst kept secrets in mobile phone history, but now Google has made it official and announced the Nexus 5.

Google officially announces Nexus 5
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The Nexus 5 was one of the most leaked devices, including by Google themselves at the KitKat launch, and today the Nexus 5 is official.

Twitter went crazy with the 11 am Pacific release and given the order issues we saw with the Nexus 4 I quickly made my way over to the Google Play Store and ordered my own black 32GB model.

My order confirmation states that the Nexus 5 leaves the warehouse on 11/5/13 so it looks like I may not see it until next week. Then again, when I ordered it the page states leaves in 1 or 2 days.

The Nexus 5 is available in 16GB black and white models for $349 and in 32GB black and white models for $399.

It appears the black 16GB model is popular as it appears out of stock. The 32GB black model and white 16GB model no longer show in stock and instead have a shipping date of 8 November. It is likely all will be out of stock soon.

Specifications of the Nexus 5 include:

  • Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2.3 GHz processor
  • 4.95 inch 1920x1080 display (445 ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 16/32 GB internal memory options
  • 2GB RAM
  • 2,300 mAh battery
  • Qi wireless charging
  • 8 megapixel rear camera with OIS
  • 1.3 megapixel front facing camera
  • Dimensions of 137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm and 130 grams

I have had my HTC One for 7 months and am now going to soon see if the Nexus 5 is a device that can knock it out of my hands since nothing else has been able to do it.

I am a bit concerned about the battery capacity so hopefully KitKat helps out with that. The wireless charging, OIS camera, Snapdragon 800 and Android 4.4 have me quite excited though.

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Topics: Mobility, Android, Google, Smartphones

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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