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Nexus 5 press shots leak, and new availability info

Nexus 5 press shots leak, and new availability info
Just in case you haven't gotten enough rumors and leaks about the Google Nexus 5, we are also seeing the first leaked press shots of the device coming from Telus in Canada. We also just saw the Nexus 5 appear briefly in the Google Play Store for $349, and we heard a new theory that is claiming that the announcement could come as soon as Monday October 21st.

The press shots come from Telus, although there isn't much new to see in the pics. The only thing we would note is the UI change of the folder icon in Android 4.4 which is now a flat gray circle with more icons easily visible. The report also mentions that the Nexus 5 will be coming to carriers in Canada, but again no specifics there. 

As far as U.S. availability, Jeff Jarvis confirmed yesterday on This Week in Google that the Best Buy display we saw is indeed for the Nexus 5. Additionally, he said that he talked to a manager at Best Buy who apparently said that there would not be the same supply issues that we saw with the Nexus 4. It seems that Google has plenty of stock, and will be launching the device in a number of retail stores, possibly on multiple carriers in the U.S. (we'd guess T-Mobile and AT&T, but we wouldn't expect Sprint at first or Verizon ever.)

source: Mobile Syrup & TWiG

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posted on 17 Oct 2013, 22:02 15

1. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)

Must. Fight. Urge. To. Open. Wallet...

Eh what's the point it's a losing battle

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 22:05 1

2. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)

SMS through hangouts. Yes, I love it. Love my Note 3 but my favorite phone has still been my Nexus. I really hope the Note 3 gets 4.4 available quickly. Otherwise I may need to buy a Nexus.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 22:13 13

6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4335; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Will you die if you don't get 4.4 on your Android device??

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 14:15

17. andynaija (Posts: 986; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)

It's not that serious.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 23:55

19. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3830; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Unfortunately, I would be surprised if the Note 3 got 4.4 before the S5 releases. Even more sad, that will be faster than most OEMs update their devices to 4.4.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 22:10

3. harigrg33 (Posts: 181; Member since: 20 May 2013)

This one looks cool

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 22:11 1

4. shuimaranaman (Posts: 11; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)

4.4? are you mad bro?

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 22:11 11

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4335; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I've said this and will still say it again...release it worldwide with similar pricing and you will see how popular the Nexus series will be...

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 22:52

7. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

Finally a confirmed shot of the 4.4 homescreen! I have to say I was skeptical about it at first, but after looking at it for a while, it's kind of growing on me. No more boring black background gradients.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 23:04

8. Jklaz (Posts: 159; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)

I hope the hangouts with SMS is cool. I also feel like how the heck is supposed to work since 90%+ will still be on 4.3 or lower..

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 23:14

9. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

Not sure how I feel about that circle speaker grill? I think I like it?

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 23:48

10. abujakol (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Oct 2013)


posted on 17 Oct 2013, 23:53

11. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)

Android 4.4 looks so much better than 4.3! Great job google

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 01:13 2

12. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)

Bring it to Verizon. Seeriously

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 16:29 1

18. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

If only it were that easy...

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 03:13

13. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

The middle thing... that's the front-facing camera or the speaker grill?

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 03:19

14. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


posted on 18 Oct 2013, 03:22

15. Muche (Posts: 16; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)

peak of Mt. Kenya

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 09:43

16. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)

349$ equals to 700 Liras in my country. Apple iphone 5's price is 2000 Liras so It would be blow the other phones

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