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Industry sources read the news and predict the Nexus 5 is coming in October from LG

Industry sources read the news and predict the Nexus 5 is coming in October from LG
You know it's a slow news day (at least until iOS 7 is released and the flood of user response hits) when DigiTimes has to cite "industry sources" when saying that LG will be making the Nexus 5. Reading the article, it is almost as if the multiple leaks and FCC filings that we've seen stating exactly that never happened. It goes so far as to state that the device will be based on the LG G2 with similar specs like a 5-inch display, Snapdragon 800, and LTE. All things we already knew. Very strange indeed.

DigiTimes even reaches so far as to make it seem like news that the Nexus 5 is likely going to sell at a "mid-range" price just like the Nexus 4. Sure, we haven't had any confirmation on that fact, but once you start selling smartphones unlocked for 8GB, there is no going back. The outrage that would come if Google stepped back on that and sold the Nexus 5 for $600 would be insane. At least the article does try to focus down another rumor that has been floating around about the release window for the phone. 

The long term rumor from earlier this year has stated that Google was aiming for an October release for the device. Recently there was a rumor that claims the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 would be released on October 14th, although the source for that was suspect. DigiTimes is confirming that October is the target for the device, but doesn't say when in the month it will be. 

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:03 8

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8265; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lol that is the best article thumbnail I've ever seen on this site.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:18

4. timukh (Posts: 163; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


yeah me too!! loved it :D :D

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:07 4

2. Sakeem (Posts: 139; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Can't wait to hear more about this phone. Too bad I will have to switch carriers if I want it, since it doesn't work on Verizon.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:13

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5745; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Well, you could buy a G2 now and have specs similar to the N5 with the coverage of VZW - and with right now availability.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:20

5. gatordotcom (Posts: 25; Member since: 18 Jun 2010)


Sounds good and all, although I don't think I like the ui of the g2. Would much rather have a phone with either a clean google experience or htc sense!

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:24

6. Sakeem (Posts: 139; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


I agree. Plus I am not too sure about the back buttons. But that is a good suggestion.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:28 3

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8265; Member since: 14 May 2012)


http://www.xda-developers.com/

Finding a ROM takes 2 minutes. You're welcome.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:49

10. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 781; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


But that void warranty right????

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 13:19 1

14. Zeus.k (unregistered)


Yeah that does however you can unroot it and you are back in warranty. Nobody can tell that you ever rooted it lol.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 19:28 2

25. tedkord (Posts: 4729; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That's not actually true. Verizon can tell. I once called tech support to get a new sim card, and the tech pulled up my info and said, "I see you're running a BAMF rom."

Turns out he knew one of the BAMF devs. He was really cool about it, and told me he never turned anyone down for warranty for having rooted and installed a rom. Hands down the most knowledgeable Verizon rep I've ever dealt with. The rep I'd spoken to prior to him insisted my connection issues couldn't be sim related. This guy sent me a new sim, and problem solved.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 13:29

16. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Is there already a stock ROM that supports KnockOn? I suppose with a major flagship like the G2, it won't take long. This is the first phone that's had me considering buying, rooting and ROMing.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 13:26

15. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Or buy the Droid Maxx which has a 5" screen in a nice matte casing like the N5 and close to a stock interface. You give up the 1080 screen and the S800 of course, but you have to decide if that's worth LG's cartoony UI and shiny hard plastic body.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 02:47

35. Doakie (Posts: 1250; Member since: 06 May 2009)


I've been strongly considering the Droid Maxx but I'm very skeptical that the "X8" architecture will hold up in the long term once you have 70 apps installed and have been running without a reset for a year. With a 2 gen old Snapdragon Pro processor powering that thing I highly doubt the performance will hold up once it's been loaded down. I remember doing reviews on phones and they seemed like they performed great during tests so I referred them to friends and the next thing you know 6 months later they're running like a dog because their mid level processors couldn't hold up to long term usage without frequent resets.

I'm placing my money on the Galaxy Note 3 with its Snapdragon 800, because I wasn't that impressed with the G2. I remember when they launched the Optimus G I was in love; it was so sexy. But the follow up G2 is too unimpressive in design. My intention is to sell the Note 3 and eventually pick up a Verizon Nexus 5 or if the HTC One Max has a Snapdragon 800 in it the One Max be my keeper.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 13:00

11. E.S.1 (Posts: 289; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Maybe a stupid question: Does Nexus work on At&t? Thank you

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 18:46

24. laheelahee (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)


GSM phones work on at&t and t-mobile

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 23:30

31. E.S.1 (Posts: 289; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Thank you :)

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:36

8. datsyuk (Posts: 159; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Is the device going to be smaller than the LG G2? I know G2 is 5.2 and Nexus is rumored 5. Don't really want to go over 5 as I feel that's big enough.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 21:50

26. Shatter (Posts: 2024; Member since: 29 May 2013)


It will probably be 5" with smaller bezels so it would be slightly larger than the nexus 4.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:43 1

9. goojman (Posts: 46; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


I'm passingon the Note 3 for this phone & I'm pretty damn sure I won't be disapointed!! Can't wait til it comes out!!!

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 13:01

12. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


When 4.4 kitkat release, for sure my next big thing (gnote 3) will get it one year after, like what my gnote 2 stand right now.
This is what somebody says Samsung is ahead of others in terms of update.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 21:52

27. Shatter (Posts: 2024; Member since: 29 May 2013)


They are ahead because they support their older devices like the Galaxy s2. If you care about updates you should only consider buying a nexus.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 23:40

32. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


I will consider it if it made by Samsung, to know that the battery is replaceable like my galaxy nexus I9250.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 13:04

13. Jklaz (Posts: 124; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


Verizom has the best coverage why can't they get the best phone

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 13:56 1

18. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


They're CDMA, and that requires carrier-specific customization of the phone's software. Verizon is also unwilling to relinquish control of updates (unless your name is Apple), so the last time Verizon had a Nexus (Galaxy Nexus), updates still had to go through Verizon's testing process and took an extra 2 months to get pushed out by the carrier... pretty much eliminating one of the big advantages of a Nexus.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 13:54

17. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6429; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Let there be 16gb-64gb Google!

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 15:10

22. izim1 (Posts: 74; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Google is trying to sell you on their cloud storage? Why in the world would they ever sell you a phone with large storage or sd slot? Defeats the purpose, don't you think?

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 21:53

28. Shatter (Posts: 2024; Member since: 29 May 2013)


If it doesn't atleast have a 32GB model google will not be getting my money.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 14:16

19. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1007; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


if its priced around $400.00 to $500.00 its gonna sell like hot cakes for 40 mins at least,and gone..if its 16gb and 32gb..

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 21:53

29. Shatter (Posts: 2024; Member since: 29 May 2013)


It will be $300-$400 most likely (US only)

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 18:07

37. sckortyman (Posts: 23; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


if its more than $400 its not gonna sell. Normal people arent gonna buy a $450 smartphone. Educated people might buy it. People like me will just a used HTC one or another high end phone used for $375 instead $500 with tax.

Whole nother story if its priced at $350.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 14:44

20. SellPhones82 (Posts: 500; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


I find it hard to believe that the 5 will be sold at a mid-range price, it if does in fact have a Snapdragon 800 and is based in the G2. Wasn't DigiTimes one of the many that also said the iPhone 5C was going to sell at a cheaper mid-range price? They couldn't have been more wrong so I'll wait and see what Google announces it at instead. The Nexus 4 didn't have top of the line specs, or LTE for that matter, when it launched so the the mid-range price made more sense there.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 15:07 2

21. izim1 (Posts: 74; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


The nexus 4 DID have top of the line specs AND lte chip(what they didn't have was lte certification) when it was first released. The "mid-range" price of Google phones is due to Google subsidizing them.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 21:54

30. Shatter (Posts: 2024; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Outside of the US a Nexus 4 costed $600+ when it came out.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 00:10

33. indianapple89 (Posts: 47; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Hmm.. start selling smartphones unlocked for "8GB"? I hope you meant $300...

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 01:40

34. Trex95 (Posts: 543; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


The king of Android devices in the way.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 18:05

36. sckortyman (Posts: 23; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


Hopefully its October 1st

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