Optical Image Stabilization is great. It's always there for you, and it can mean the difference between an unwatchable 'action' sequence and a clip that's actually enjoyable. Unfortunately, for one reason or another, most manufacturers have ignored the tech, with a few exceptions, like HTC, Nokia and most recently: LG with its G2.
So what does all of the above have to do with the upcoming Nexus 5? Two things. First, it appears very likely that LG's great work with the Nexus 4 has convinced Google that it should manufacture the Nexus 5, as well. And second, if the street has the truth of it, the Nexus 5 will be based on the LG G2, to a certain extent (probably a smaller screen, no rear buttons). We know that, because of a wildly publicized FCC filing from yesterday, which requested a “class 2 permissive change” for the LG G2. What went under the radar, however, is that the torn-down Nexus 5 actually uses the very same OIS camera unit that the LG G2 does, even though as far as the looks go, the Nexus 5 is completely different in that regard. This means that the next Nexus will probably be the newest device to join onto the camera-loving bandwagon, and this is certainly good news.
For those of you who haven't had the chance to catch up yet, the Nexus 5's release date is expected to take place by the end of the year, or at worst -- early 2014. As we said earlier, the screen will probably be smaller, at the reported 4.96-inches, and so will the battery – down to 2300mAh from G2's hearty 3000mAh unit. And though we're expecting the Nexus 5 to be a great performer, courtesy of Snapdragon 800 and the 2GB of RAM its said to pack, the most eye-catching feature of the device for most will probably end up being the alleged Android 4.4. KitKat its said to arrive with out of the box.