The latest hubbub is that our first official glimpse of Android KitKat and a Google Nexus 5 smartphone could be just days away now. This gossip is further bolstered by the fact that the first third-party cases for the Nexus 5 have been spotted on Google+.
South Korea's Spigen, which makes a variety of mobile accessories including a pretty spiffy case for the iPhone 5S designed to complement the new gold model, started sharing images of its "neo hybrid" case for the Nexus 5.… Read more
The Google Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat are less than a week away, according to new rumors. Word on the street is that the new phone and next Android update explode onto the scene together on October 15 -- next Tuesday.
That date comes from whispers around the campfire at Google Launchpad, a two week-long event run by the Big G for helping startups to develop their business. However, with no formal press event scheduled on 15th, it could just be the usual idle speculation that flows around every major phone launch.
At the event, developers have been … Read more
Nexus 7 owners looking to protect their tablet now have four new cases from Google.
Introduced Tuesday on its Play Store, Google's $49.99 cases for the 2013 Nexus 7 model come in black, white or gray -- with colored accents. And similar to Apple's Smart Covers and Amazon's new Kindle Fire HDX cases, the covers can contort to function as stands that prop up the tablet in one of two positions:
Google's Nexus 7 debuted back in July, and was the first device to run with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Considering the entry level … Read more
LG's new Nexus 5 may launch with a price tag of $299.
A tip received by blog site Phone Arena claims the 16GB Nexus 5 will sell for $299 and the 32GB version for $399. Further, the tipster said the 16GB edition will come with a 2300mAh cell battery, while the 32GB model will be equipped with a 3000mAh cell battery.
In contrast, the Nexus 4 costs $299 for 8GB and $349 for 16GB. Both Nexus 4 models offer a 2100mAh cell battery.
The tip comes from an anonymous source and so should be taken with a grain of … Read more
An alleged LG service document leaked online spilled the beans on the Nexus 5.
Posted on Scribd, the manual is geared toward service technicians and offers a lot of technical troubleshooting diagrams and steps. Some of the phone's major specs are also laid out.
Based on the manual, LG's Nexus 5 will include a 4.95-inch 1,920x1,080 IPS (in-plane switching) screen, a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and 2GB of RAM. Internal storage will be available in both 16GB and 32GB.
The 8-megapixel rear camera will be equipped with optical image stabilization, which tries … Read more
I didn't like the Nexus 4 when it came out about a year ago. No LTE? Not for me! But now that you can no longer buy it, I have a new appreciation of what it was. A good little smartphone at a fantastic price. Will the Nexus 5 give us the same and more? I sure hope so.
The hype and rumors we're hearing around the upcoming Nexus 5, expected from LG and Google later this month, is that it could instantly become the new Android phone to beat. But the latest whisperings hint that it could also give the iPhone 5S a run for its money when it comes to how much of your money you have to shell out for one.
TechRadar says a "source familiar with Google" has told the site that the successor to the popular but LTE-less Nexus 4 will ship in the latter part of October and cost "half the price" of the iPhone 5S.… Read more