Nexus 5 briefly appears in Google Play for $349

We've seen a lot of rumors and far-out theories on when we should expect to see the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4, but nothing proves that we're close as much as an "accidental" listing of the device on Google Play. The new Nexus 5 appeared briefly on Google Play today, and the Nexus 4 even disappeared from the site, but the real news is the price tag for the Nexus 5...
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58 Comments

40. TediT

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Why do they actually need such big bezels?

7. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 884; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Awesomeness. . Please Google. I want one. But I'm in India. . Please launch here also with same price point. . Please. ..

17. htc_evo_3d

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

We all expect the same.. Last week my friend bought nexus 4 here in India and I could not believe my eyes, the device is freakingly FAST enough to handle 15 apps at a time. Next time I am going to buy this Nexus 5 if released in India.

45. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 884; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

But it was released by LG and priced higher.. That is why I didnt buy it.. I want it at cheap price... If Google launches it at $349 in USA, it would be close to $500 in India if LG launches it.... Thats the sad part.. I want google to release it...

9. samsungIScopycat

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

no LTE .... and boring design...

10. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

Told Samsung to stop using Glossy Plastic yet?

11. sojizy

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 30, 2008

how do you know there is no lte?

14. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

There is LTE. What do you want in a design? A graffiti? Horns coming out of the back cover? A big apple picture on the back? LOL

30. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

No LTE? Where the hell have you been? This most certainly supports LTE.

15. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

I love the minimalist design and the price point. Can anybody confirm T Mobile LTE bands because if so, I think I've found my back up phone replacement.

44. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

16. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

If only it was a liiiiiiiiiitle bit thinner

23. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

It's already thinner than a Nexus 4 which has a smaller screen. If it was any thinner, you would have to settle for a smaller screen......like an iPhone.

19. GeekMovement unregistered

If next year they release the next nexus, will they call it the nexus 6? What about the year after since their tablet already got the nexus 7 name? Will be interesting to see what kind of name they will come up with. Nevertheless, I'm stoked and excited for this.

21. rodkurt

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

again other countries can't relate and would buy it for a much higher value.

41. TediT

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

that sucks I know. I live in Albania and we cant use google play to buy devices and Nexus 4 was sold here for $600. This time I'm gonna order it from someone in US and just mail it

28. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

if this comes out for Verizon i'll be sold.

47. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I highly highly highly doubt it. If I had any confidence that Verizon would support the Nexus 5, I would have held out for it. Until they drop CDMA completely, I have no reason to believe they will. I'll just look forward to KitKat on the new Droids.

48. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'll probably get a Moto X myself if the Nexus 5 has no Verizon availability.

31. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

those icons look pretty good. waiting for a port

35. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Nexus 5 is based on the screen size. Next one won't be Nexus 6. It will be Nexus 4 2014 or Nexus 5 2014. Just like Nexus 7 2013 and the soon to be released Nexus 10 2013. Going any other way runs into problems like Geeky movement just said.

36. sunnyfpy

Posts: 277; Member since: May 12, 2013

Never a best seller from the beginning ,only latest Android OS at launch .

42. mui2g6

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

bland design...boring

52. andynaija

Posts: 1253; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Wait if the front-facing camera is in the middle where would the earpiece be?

54. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The earpiece is in the middle, the FFC is in the top left corner (it's a tiny thing).

56. kosal

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 19, 2013

Thats the proximity sensor on the left and FCC in the middle..... Now where the earpiece???

57. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Unless the earpiece is on the top of the phone (which I doubt), the earpiece is in the center, the ffc is on the left, and the prox/light sensor is hidden on the right. Can't usually see the prox sensor on a black phone, especially in a press photo.

58. kosal

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 19, 2013

Yes you are right....ive looked at the image closely now
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