Perhaps a less random clue as to when the Nexus 5 will actually launch alongside Android 4.4 comes from Amazon's Italian website. The site has posted the listing of rubber bumpers for the Google Nexus 5 offered by a third party. Availability of the accessory is October 30th, which sounds like a pretty solid release date. Don't let the image of the Google Nexus 4 on the listing throw you as it obviously is just a placeholder. And don't automatically assume that you will find the eagerly awaited handset in the Google Play Store on the 30th of this month. For as solid a release date as October 30th sounds, it could still be just a guess by the dealer.
If the October 30th date is correct for both the launch of the Google Nexus 5 and Android 4.4, and the Apple iPad 5 and Apple iPad mini 2 are both released on the same day, it is going to be one of the most interesting product launches in history.
Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!
source: AmazonItaly (translated) via NexusLab (translated)