Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat coming on October 28 as per teasers

Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat coming on October 28 as per teasers
The teasing continues and KitKat has dropped yet one more braintwister for us to chase after. “Sometimes you have to look for the signs…” the official KitKat Twitter account posted adding an image saying “This is it” in what seems another musical teaser. And a pattern starts to emerge for those who dig deeper.

The first teaser posted by @KitKat reads "Everybody dance now!" and is a reference to a song named Gonna Make You Sweat performed the C+C Music Factory band. Interestingly, the original name of the band is “The 28th Street Crew.”

And then comes today’s teaser with the “This is it” reference. “This is it” is a name of a movie dedicated to Michael Jackson and - interestingly enough - it was released on October 28th. Both teasers share this reference to October 28th, and this does not seem like a coincidence.

Now you might think we are reading too much into this, but an earlier hint about October 18th launch of the Nexus 5 and KitKat was just not realistic (even Google would not risk inviting the press and giving them merely a 2-day warning).

Moreover, this new date falls perfectly in line with last year’s Google announcement of the Nexus 4 that happened on October 29th, 2012. We'd thus bet on October 28th being the real date of the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat announcement.

source: @KitKat

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  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
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  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

FINALLY! Already have Oct. 28 marked.

3. Victor.H

Posts: 1076; Member since: May 27, 2011

And with Apple, Nokia and Microsoft holding launches, I'd just mark the next two weeks!

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Might as well right? Side note: PA is going to make $$$$ these next two weeks.

25. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

Google, you make me laugh. Of course you can't just tell us the release date to end our torture, it's not fun enough for you!

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Enough of this!!! 28 oct has to be it!

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

It could be the 29th 9 - 2 = 7 and 7 is a lucky number

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Let the conspiracy games begin lol.

4. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

It will be on the 18, then the 19, then the 20th and so on until we get the real date XD

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Sweet, it'll come, just a matter of time as usual. I figured Oct 29th myself too, but I guess Mon 28th makes more sense.

9. Kitkat_4.4

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

It will be 18th (the launch date) and 28th (the release date) . 18th reference comes from today's teaser. Count the kitkat bars on the pic, and if we count them seperately, the total comes to 18 so :)

11. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Am I not seeing correctly ? 16 pieces, no?

15. iliketech

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

I got 16 too...

26. GeekMovement unregistered

So apparently it was supposed to be announced today ): lol. I'll bet the 28th.

10. Pimz08

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

Rule 39- "There is no such thing as coincidence" Leroy Jethro Gibbs

13. indianapple89

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

+1 for the NCIS reference.

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

NCIS! Love that show! :')

19. Smokin

Posts: 120; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

NCIS!! Love it

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oh yeah, this is happening.

16. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

How'd you go straight to Michael Jackson after seeing This Is It

17. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yes...THIS IS IT...Keep coming...

18. euklidis

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

how about announcement date 18 and release date 28?

20. Smokin

Posts: 120; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Auch. Too bad i already bought Note 3.

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

XDA says it has your back.

23. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Nothing is stopping you from selling your Note 3 on eBay or Craigslist and buying a Nexus. Note's have great resale value.

21. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

So disappointed Verizon's not going to carry it.

24. sadiqahmed

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

So I've been stuck with a blackberry 9780. I had made up my mind to get the LG G2 or the Nexus 5 but I've been waiting for the nexus 5 to release and make my final choice. I've been waiting for so long. This date better be true.

27. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

Everybody dance now! = 17 letters + exclamation mark = 18 signs

28. dspkblympkbl

Posts: 52; Member since: May 23, 2013

10/28, my bday. Ya think that if I write to google telling them that they'll send me one? *doubt it*

29. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

i think it's gonna be on 10-23-2013 stop on 0:09 check out the date also notice the color of the status bar

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