Android 4.4 KitKat and Nexus 5 release date pegged for October 15th, say Google Launchpad devs

Android 4.4 KitKat and Nexus 5 release date pegged for October 15th, say Google Launchpad devs
Google Launchpad is a "two-week boot camp for early stage start-ups helping with subjects including user interface, product strategy & technology, marketing, business development and more," organized with the help of the Google for Entrepreneurs undertaking of the Silicon Valley giant.

It is a place for sharing ideas, so naturally there are peeps from Mountain View over there. Some developers have apparently been told around the workshops and networking events that the release date of Android 4.4 KitKat and, respectively, the Google Nexus 5 (or Nexus 4 2013) phone will be October 15th, not the 14th date the folks from Down Under speculated on before. We can't vouch for the validity of these claims, but there's been enough smoke around an eventual next week release to conclude there might be fire soon.

As for the actual retail release date of the Nexus 5, the devs say nothing was discussed in that regard, so we'd have to stick with the rumor pegging October 31st as the date the phone will pop up in the Play Store, if it gets announced next week indeed. That's when some case makers like Spigen say you can order your Nexus 5 wrapper as well. 

The developers did overhear the pricing scheme, though, and were told Google's handset won't be budging over € 300, which in the US will translate to the $300 price of last year's edition we all know and love.

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Nexus 5
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)



1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Release it globally soon.

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Also some international shipping. E.g. Google Play Australia can ship to a neighboring countries, such as NZ.

3. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Will be overly disappointed if they dont do a global release!!

7. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

amen, i really hope for the best

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

well lets just hope theres enough for a month or so,not 25 mins and sold-out. i bet releasing will be US and UK and all might be later.

5. ilia1986 unregistered

Just flashed 4.3 on my GS3 I9300 courtesy of LiquidSmooth. Can't wait for 4.4!!! :D

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You'll have 4.4 within two weeks of the release of the Nexus 5. LS was my favorite ROM based on the best animations and battery life I had on my S3.

6. Kitkat_4.4

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

10th it is today already! They can't possibly do a launch in 5 days can they? Not even invites are sent yet.

11. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

they could do a surprising press release just like last year.

8. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

i know it's not much but if they release it globally im buying one for me and for girlfriend, will be nice christmass, please google hear this message out

10. Samir_Maric

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

Can't wait to see Android 4.4 features and Nexus 4(2013)

16. jimv1983

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

It is not going to be called the Nexus 4 again. That would make NO sense.

19. sckortyman

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

it would make SOME sense. I mean if they name the new nexus a nexus 5 then what would they call next years? A nexus 6? how bout the year after that? A nexus 7? Oh wait... But i still think theres a 95% chance its gonna be a nexus 5 because of all theleaks (esp. the service manual)

12. splus

Posts: 163; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Say what you want but unless it has a really good camera I'm going to put extra money and get a G2 instead. I'm fed up of not being able to take a decent photo with my Nexus... It's like having a butter smooth phone with latest updates but no camera.

13. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

Say all what you want but more MP doesn't mean it's better camera... only noobs think it's like that, people who are easily manipulated by marketing and higher numbers

14. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Where did he mention anything about MP?? The people on this blog are so apt to flaming each other it's ridiculous to the point of being laughable. Time to grow up people!!

17. jimv1983

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Stock Android is much more important than a great camera. If you want a great camera then get a REAL camera.

15. dtam83

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Of course it's going to come out on Halloween, it's running Kit Kat!

18. jimv1983

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Two problems with this post. 1. The 15th is unlikely as there is not enough time to send invites in just 4 days. 2. The phone will not be called the Nexus 4. That would make no sense at all.

20. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Thank goodness I'm off tues so i can watch the event

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