On Thursday, Google finally announced the Nexus 5 and revealed more details about features we will find in Android 4.4 KitKat.
With the release of a new operating system and a new device there's bound to be new wallpapers and background images. Luckily, Google posts the system images for Nexus devices and some very kind members of the XDA forum have pulled the Nexus 5 wallpapers and have made them available for download.
Owners of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus won't be able to bite into Android 4.4 KitKat.
In a new FAQ, Google broke the news that the latest flavor of Android won't be available as a system update for the 2-year-old Nexus. The company said that the phone falls outside the 18-month time frame in which devices traditionally receive such updates.
However, that may not be the full story.
Google's Nexus 5 smartphone has gone from rumors to reality, bringing with it a bigger screen, upgraded processor, and LTE support. It also comes with new OS innards, sporting the latest Android 4.4 KitKat.
Whereas Apple's iPhone 5S missed the boat on offering an unlocked phone at a reasonable price (it starts at $649), the Nexus 5 has landed at a much more attractive price. The unlocked 16GB version goes for $349 while the 32GB is $399. That's in keeping with the $349 price for the 16GB Nexus 4 at launch.
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If there are some typos in this post, please forgive me.
I'm writing it through a veil of sodden, gushing tears.
You see, I've just caught a glimpse of Google's new ad for the Nexus 5 and, well, it's just so ridiculously happy that I can't help myself.
The whole ad is full of wonderful moments from weddings. I love weddings. They are joyous events that promise so much and deliver for at least 24 hours afterward.
I know that a few readers have been lucky enough to enjoy several of these events in which … Read more
At a press conference Thursday, Google introduced its latest flagship smartphone, the Nexus 5. It's running Android 4.4 KitKat, the newest version of the OS, which was released alongside the new device.
With its pure vanilla operating system, untouched by carriers or LG (the phone's manufacturer), it's sure to please devoted Android fans. The phone is also packing a few impressive specs that help it compete against today's top smartphones, including a high-resolution screen and powerful processor.
We compare the Nexus 5 with the Samsung Galaxy S4, the iPhone 5S, and the phone's predecessor, … Read more
Another hour or so later, all four combinations (16 or 32 GB in black or white) were again available with a note that they would leave the warehouse by November 8. It's likely that these stock and shipping statuses will continue to bounce around for a while. … Read more
The long-awaited Nexus 5 Android handset made by LG was just made official by Google. Expected to be sold in an unlocked model, the new smartphone will also hit AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile in time for the holiday season.
Specifically, Sprint will offer up the Nexus 5 for $149.99 after rebates and a two-year contract agreement. T-Mobile on the other hand also plans to sell the Nexus 5, "in the coming weeks" but no pricing has yet be announced. AT&T hasn't disclosed it will carry the device per se, but Google has … Read more
Google is trying to bring a little sanity to the world of Android.
One primary benefit of Android 4.4 KitKat, which was unveiled Thursday, is its ability to run on both low- and high-end hardware. The idea is that manufacturers don't have to choose between different versions of Android to suit the specifications of their phone, whether it costs $100 or $600.
The move is an attempt by Google to provide a more consistent experience across the universe of Android smartphones. While flagship smartphones such as the Galaxy S4 or HTC One have been able to employ newer … Read more