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October 31, 2013 • Gear Bits, News

Nexus 5 Debuts in Time for Trick or Treat

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In the worst kept secret ever, and on the best day for a phone with an OS release codenamed for a candy bar, Google has finally released the Nexus 5. The Nexus 5 is made by LG and is pretty much the same hardware as the G2 but without the crappy software or fingerprint scanner.

The Nexus 5 ships with the sweet treat that is Android 4.4, code named Kit Kat. Google has promised that this release should run great even on hardware that is not as robust as the Nexus 5.

This is a treat for Sprint and T-Mobile subscribers, but the trick is being played on Verizon customers. Sadly, people on the largest network in the US get left out yet again.

The most amazing thing is the price.  The 16 GB Nexus 5 is only $350 and the 32 GB Nexus 5 is $399.  Colors are black or white. Both are priced without a contract and available on the Google Play Store.

Update: According to Droid Life, on contract prices for the Nexus 5 are being announced by Sprint and T-mobile.  The price? $149.99 with contract.

7 Responses to " Nexus 5 Debuts in Time for Trick or Treat "

  1. Kristin says:

    So any guesstimate as to how long before Verizon jumps on the bandwagon? I hear this phone is a game changer!

  2. loopyduck says:

    Given what happened with the Galaxy Nexus AND the Nexus 7 LTE, I can’t say I’m surprised that Google skipped Verizon.

  3. loopyduck says:

    Given what happened to the Galaxy Nexus AND the Nexus 7 LTE, I can’t say I’m surprised Google skipped Verizon.

  4. Get the KitKat keyboard for Android 4.0 and up | Tech4Bros says:

    […] The goodies from Android 4.4 continue to trickle out even before the Nexus 5 reaches buyers. This t…d 4.4 continue to trickle out even before the Nexus 5 reaches buyers. This time it's the updated Google Keyboard (v2.0), and you can install it right now over top of the old version. This updated keyboard adds a feature that will be familiar to anyone who has spent time with SwiftKey recently. […]

  5. […] current phone is the Nexus 5 running on AT&T, and I’ve used it for about a month. Before this phone I used was the Samsung […]

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