Well, guys, it seems that the Android 4.4 and Nexus 5 release date has been set for today. Do we know it for sure? Of curse not, but the stars are aligning.
After the most of the tech blogs reported about huge Nexus 5 inventories spotted at different retailers in the past couple of days, today we got to see tons of Nexus 5 hands on photos and even a Reddit AMA, moderated by a guy who got his hands on the device ahead of its official release. According to /u/throwawaynexus5 Android 4.4 KitKat will come with always-on voice commands, a “complete backup solution, think iCloud but for Android,” 100 GB of free Google Drive storage (which is probably bound to Nexus 5 purchase), but, sadly, he confirmed that the Nexus 5 doesn’t taste like chocolate but of “fresh plastic mixed with finger sweat.”
A few days ago @evleaks reported that the Nexus 5 will be made available for purchase November 1 (depends on what timezone he used), while the folks at Android Police received confirmation from five different sources that Android 4.4 will be launched today.
We don’t know yet the exact hour of the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat announcement, but we are pretty sure that it will be later on today. Sings are indicating that there won’t be a proper Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat press event, as Google will probably use last year’s strategy when the guys at The Verge were invited to exclusively cover the smartphone’s launch.
Even though you probably heard it a hundred times today, I remind you that the Nexus 5 is expected to arrive with a 5-inch 1080p LCD screen, quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB internal storage, 2,300 mAh battery, NFC, LTE, and an 8 MP camera with optical image stabilization.
About a week ago the Nexus 5 appeared in Play Store but it was immediately pulled off by Google. The brief appearance allowed us to see that the price of the 16 GB model will be $349, which was also confirmed by the guy who did today’s Nexus 5 AMA.
We promise to return with new details regarding Nexus 5 and Android 4.4, hopefully official information, soon, so stay tuned. In the meantime we are inviting you to share your Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 expectations in the comments section below.