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Rumor claims Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat coming October 14th

Rumor claims Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat coming October 14th
Let's start this out properly by saying this: there is no actual evidence to support this claim. There is only a collection of suggestions by anonymous sources for various blogs. That means the information could very well all be coming from one person talking to a number of places and giving the same wrong (or right) information, and we have no way of knowing.

That said, there are rumors circulating that the LG Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat are expected to be released on October 14th. It is certainly possible, especially since Nexus products are usually launched in the Google Play Store first, which means there would be no leaks based on inventory listings in various stores, or shipping records. If the recent FCC listings are actually the Nexus 5, it would seem to indicate the device is ready to go. And, there have been rumors going back to June that suggested Google was aiming for an October release of Android version K (then called Key Lime Pie). 

One of the rumors even goes so far as to claim some of the features that we may see in Android 4.4. The only thing that Google has said on the subject is that the update is aiming to offer an "amazing Android experience available for everybody." Previous rumors have suggested that may mean better compatibility with older devices, and possible optimizations for laptops. Ausdroid is saying the update will also offer changes to the Fragments system (responsive design), a new accent color scheme, Miracast updates, new Gallery visualizations, animation APIs, and a notification widget. 

All of those sound reasonable enough, although none sound like updates big enough to warrant a full dessert jump from Jelly Bean to KitKat, even though the actual version number is an incremental move from Android 4.3 to 4.4. So, it's hard to say exactly what to expect. 

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posted on 13 Sep 2013, 17:21 17

1. suneeboy (Posts: 154; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


Can't wait.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 18:06 1

12. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 371; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


Looking forward to it as well. Does anyone know whether it will feature 64 bit?

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 18:24 21

14. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Don't go there. Android will get 64 when it's ready, not just because someone else did it.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 02:09 2

29. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Samsung is creating an SOC with a 64 bit. Probably it would come.. :)

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 09:53 3

33. owned11 (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


i had to make an accoount to tell you this

samsung doesnt create any arm chips
they make them following ARM's designes

every ARM chip they made was a stock ARM design unlike qualacom

the A57 chip's design (ARMv8 AKA 64bit) has been released by ARM since October 2012

and TSMC tapped out 16nm A57 socs since April

this 64bit revolution isnt a suprise like what websites show

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 12:02 2

34. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 371; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


Where do you have your information from? I guess then the reason for why Samsung hasn't implemented 64 bit yet is that Android doesn't support 64 bit so far?

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 21:46 4

27. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


You should expect 64bit on android about 3 months before iOS gets 1080p displays.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 12:03 2

35. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 371; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


So basically next year in June---> 3 months before iPhone 6?

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 17:00

37. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


The Retina iPad has higher than a 1080p display.

Woah! What happened on Oct. 19, 2011 that made us both join on the same day?

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 21:44 2

26. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Oct. 14th is my birthday, I'd love 4.4 on my nn7 as a gift.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 20:22 1

46. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6232; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


LET THERE BE 32GB 64GB models GOOGLE!

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 17:24 7

2. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 980; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


Yeah me too. Im looking forward to seeing "KitKat" on my Nexus7

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 02:53 2

30. rihel_95 (Posts: 208; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Please release it in INDIA along with other countries! Such a powerful phone, with low price would definitely smash all records! I don't know why, every manufacturer should give priorities to countries like China and India for sales.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 00:01

39. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 630; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Can you tell me if I get an unlocked Nexus 5 from US/Canada, would it work in India?

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 23:05

47. cellabonez (Posts: 6; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


i beleiv google sells all their nexus devices as unnlock quad band gsm hspa hspa + like sony does on their store

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 17:24 4

3. Zeus.k (unregistered)


I really hope LG doesn't screw it like last time I mean N4 was sold out in minutes. Really looking forward to this.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 19:22 1

18. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Actually Google was the one who suggested to LG the projected sales numbers and approximate capacity.

I like how everyone wants to give Google the pass and blame things on any other company. (hint: actually I don't)

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 20:22 3

20. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


That, and their website wasn't up to speed on the traffic. I was fortunate to get one the first wave, and it took me three tries because it kept failing on verifying my credit card.

New Nexus 7 went much smoother, so I'll take that as a promising step forward.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 17:24

4. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)


Super excited to see Kit Kat unveiled. Hopefully this has some fact to it.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 17:25

5. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Can't wait to see this. Kitkat is surely delicious. I want some now.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 17:32

6. JunBringer (Posts: 98; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


The sooner the better! Gimme!

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 17:33 3

7. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


I hope optimizations for lower end hardware is given.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 17:33

8. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


i would to express my excitement in the comments section, if that is OK.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 18:01

9. AfterShock (Posts: 2564; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Looking forward to it too.
Recent handset parity would rock IMO.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 18:03 3

10. darkvadervip (Posts: 293; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Boring. I'm ready for Tizen or the windows 8.1

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 18:30 5

15. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


That's what is great, no on is forcing you to buy an Android phone. You can buy whatever you like.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 18:52 2

16. nathan4140 (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Sep 2013)


windows phones blow

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 21:22 4

23. Samir_Maric (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


I'm not forcing you but the truth is android is better then both Tizen or the windows 8.1

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 23:44

38. taikucing (unregistered)


so why do you comment here? it's android article

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 18:05

11. _Bone_ (Posts: 2106; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


... sweet

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 18:09

13. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


11 days after my birthday...

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 19:18

17. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


My birthday on the 14/10/2013

Great, new Nexus5 along with 4.4

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 20:40

21. _god_ (banned) (Posts: 47; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)


Is your birthday real or you're trolling ?

I think you would be happier with a Samsung / touchwiz release than android

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 21:33

25. Gerriatric (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Sep 2013)


Different format for different parts of the world if the 14 was what threw you off.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 19:59

19. harigrg33 (Posts: 148; Member since: 20 May 2013)


eagerly waiting for kit kat.....

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 21:20 1

22. Samir_Maric (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


Still in the 4.4 ........ i think this is minor android update if it is big google jumps to 5.0

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 21:23 3

24. datsyuk (Posts: 156; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Optimizing it for lower specced devices should make a higher end Snapdragon 800 run so ridiculously smooth it sounds like. Only thing I hope they fix in Android is 1 to 1 scrolling, always seems more sluggish and awkward than iOS. Literally the only thing I don't love on Android.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 01:25

28. zachattack (Posts: 542; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


no gais it's gunna be android 5.0 lololol see what i did there? Because everyone seems to think android updates just come out of black holes

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 03:19 2

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


Just make sure the battery is higher than 2300 mah.
2900 mah is better than good!

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 12:04 1

36. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


And keep it at a price point near $300? Yeah right.

To deliver a top experience on the new Nexus 7, the cost pressured them so badly they had no choice but to bump up the price $30 for the base model. I would at the very least expect it to start at $350 if the rumored specs end up true.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 10:35

44. wargasm009 (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


I would pay $100 more for more storage, a bigger battery and the LG G2 camera module.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 10:33

43. wargasm009 (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


I certainly hope it gets a bigger battery than whats rumored. If it does, it will have just about the same battery life as the current Nexus 4, which isn't abysmal but could be better

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 04:32 2

32. 1701nino (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


I have the nexus 4 and it is the best phone i ever had. Can't wait for kit kat to arrive.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 00:30

40. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 630; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Can you tell me if I get an unlocked Nexus 5 from US/Canada, would it work in India?

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 10:32

42. wargasm009 (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


It should support most if not all international GSM bands.

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 07:27

49. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 630; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


But if it is sold unlocked, that means it should work.. Isnt it? If it cannot, I would be really disheartened....

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 03:07

41. silver (Posts: 19; Member since: 02 Aug 2012)


wow I want to see that soon
I realy hope it will be on october my SG3 is dead (SDS)
I will buy the Nexus 5

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 17:12

45. LG_is_the_best (unregistered)


What's better than another Nexus made by LG? The new version of Android is going to be called Kit-Kat

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 03:09

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


Hope Nexus 5 comes with better camera and more storage for the same price instead of 16 gb 32 gb including LTE.

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