Could we see the Nexus 5 unveiling at today's Google+ event after all?

Could we see the Nexus 5 unveiling at today's Google+ event after all?
UPDATE: Nope, no Nexus 5, folks!

The Nexus 5, and more specifically – the Googly folks behind it – have turned the new phone into something of a nagging pest that simply won't come out already. Following the critically-acclaimed Nexus 4, the next-in-line Nexus 5 is, naturally, highly anticipated, and the hype is now officially edging on a craze.

We've gone through a number of release theories this past week and a half, and most of these have felt at least somewhat reasonable, though, ultimately, untrue.

This new theory is, kind of suspiciously, very much in line with that above notion. Essentially, it refers back to that Wind Mobile Nexus 5 pre-registration page, or well, a very specific part of it. It reads:


Okay, so what's the big deal, you may wonder. Well, as it turns out, Vic Gundotra, SVP of Engineering at Google has been kept awake, rehearsing for his appearance later tonight on stage during the Google+ event. The part which triggered the alarm is the fact that Gundotra used a #momentsthatmatter hashtag, seemingly referring to the Nexus 5.

So is this a long shot? Definitely, but it doesn't sound impossible. Google has been investing more and more effort into marketing its social platform as of late, and announcing a bigshot product like the Nexus 5 is sure to bring some extra publicity to the platform. Moreover, we've been literally witnessing a sort of an avalanche of tips and rumors of a release at the end of the month, which only further confuse the situation.

In any case, this latest theory, true or wrong, will be very short-lived, indeed, as the Google+ event is just hours away now. We suggest you hold your excitement until then. We've all been hurt already.


source: Vic Gundorta (G+)

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41 Comments

1. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Doubt it, but you never know.

10. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

In pic 2, what the Hell they r talking about?

11. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Try and read the article first before making yourself look foolish...

38. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Try to read comment first before making yourself look foolish... i wasn't serious, i was joking. Now who is fool dudeeeeeeeeee.

39. andynaija

Posts: 1247; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

You :D:D:D:D:D

2. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Cmon my nn7 wants 4.4 and a little brother.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I wish I was in picture #5.

40. andynaija

Posts: 1247; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Wait I don't get it.

4. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

KitKat actually seems to include a lot of Google+ focused updates. Camera gallery is changing to G+ photos. Text messaging and maybe even voice calling is being tied into the Google+ chat (hangouts). The first time we (might) get a decent camera in a Nexus and a much needed improved camera app. It almost makes sense for the G+ team to announce KitKat. Maybe the Nexus 5 team will demo the first phone to take advantage of all these new G+ features at the end of the event. It actually isn't as far fetched as I initially thought.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm switching to the $30 plan T-Mo once Hangouts is the default communication app.

9. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Get your pre-paid T-Mobile SIM card ASAP. They are on sale right now for $0.99 with free shipping. That price could go up at any time. Add to cart and you'll see the price drop. http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-phone/T-Mobile-Prepaid-SIM-Activation-Kit Edit: It never expires. You might as well get it now when you can even if you don't plan to activate it for months. What is $0.99 anyway?

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I can just pop the one I have in my S3 into my Note 3. All I have to do is switch plans.

14. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I didn't realize you already had T-Mobile. Nice choice!

5. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

im not following any more theories, rumors or hints. They 're ALL Wrong!!! Am just waiting for the actual release.

6. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Just release KitKat already so I can finally sleep well again (╯°□°)╯︵┻━┻

8. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

The official tag from Wind mobile and the invites # tag matches, so it's highly probable that it's happening today.

12. miguelmeza14

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

Well, least this theory is more reasonable than that of the 3 holes on the bowling ball...

15. Arkorium unregistered

Is that a MacBook in the background of the Google+ post ? That is ever so slightly ironic...

16. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Not really. Google uses Macs extensively at their offices. Google is a completely cross platform company. They don't take sides and ultimately just want more people using Google services. What device they use them on doesn't matter. Google makes money on ads. Ads are on all platforms.

21. Arkorium unregistered

Yeah that's true, just not sure why they don't use a Chrombook per say, macs don't have the best compatibility with android phones. Plus it's kinda tempting the fanboys to argue again over Apple/Google, Android/iOS, then Mac/PC (they could get there). People are already commenting about it on G+

24. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Not as good with power point presentations I'd suspect.

27. Arkorium unregistered

Yeah good point. Although they might prefer keynote ;)

30. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

A common presumption appears to be that Android/iOS quibbling is a bad thing. In reality, it's really for the benefit of both companies, for as long as we continue to talk about them twos, a third is unlikely to make a reasonable entry. Personal opinion ;)

17. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Oh god...starting to get bored...

18. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The thing with Google/Nexus is that they don't need a huge press conference like Apple or Nokia to announce 4.4 or the N5. They can announce at a little event like this and know that the news will spread all over the tech sites like wildfire.

19. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

So true. After seeing all the other major press conferences, all I really wanted was tech sites reviews and pictures. Samsung, LG and Apple press conferences themselves were long and boring. Google gets it.

31. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Or in the case of the Galaxy S4 event, horrifyingly cheesy, anachronistic and sexist.

33. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

Maybe Android 5 deserves a big press conference but 4.4? not so much

22. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 259; Member since: May 15, 2013

At what time does this event take place ?

23. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

29th October 9:30am Pacific Time

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