Rumor claims Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat coming October 14th

Rumor claims Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat coming October 14th
Let's start this out properly by saying this: there is no actual evidence to support this claim. There is only a collection of suggestions by anonymous sources for various blogs. That means the information could very well all be coming from one person talking to a number of places and giving the same wrong (or right) information, and we have no way of knowing.

That said, there are rumors circulating that the LG Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat are expected to be released on October 14th. It is certainly possible, especially since Nexus products are usually launched in the Google Play Store first, which means there would be no leaks based on inventory listings in various stores, or shipping records. If the recent FCC listings are actually the Nexus 5, it would seem to indicate the device is ready to go. And, there have been rumors going back to June that suggested Google was aiming for an October release of Android version K (then called Key Lime Pie). 

One of the rumors even goes so far as to claim some of the features that we may see in Android 4.4. The only thing that Google has said on the subject is that the update is aiming to offer an "amazing Android experience available for everybody." Previous rumors have suggested that may mean better compatibility with older devices, and possible optimizations for laptops. Ausdroid is saying the update will also offer changes to the Fragments system (responsive design), a new accent color scheme, Miracast updates, new Gallery visualizations, animation APIs, and a notification widget. 

All of those sound reasonable enough, although none sound like updates big enough to warrant a full dessert jump from Jelly Bean to KitKat, even though the actual version number is an incremental move from Android 4.3 to 4.4. So, it's hard to say exactly what to expect. 

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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)

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49 Comments

1. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

Can't wait.

12. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Looking forward to it as well. Does anyone know whether it will feature 64 bit?

14. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Don't go there. Android will get 64 when it's ready, not just because someone else did it.

29. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Samsung is creating an SOC with a 64 bit. Probably it would come.. :)

33. owned11

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

i had to make an accoount to tell you this samsung doesnt create any arm chips they make them following ARM's designes every ARM chip they made was a stock ARM design unlike qualacom the A57 chip's design (ARMv8 AKA 64bit) has been released by ARM since October 2012 and TSMC tapped out 16nm A57 socs since April this 64bit revolution isnt a suprise like what websites show

34. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Where do you have your information from? I guess then the reason for why Samsung hasn't implemented 64 bit yet is that Android doesn't support 64 bit so far?

27. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

You should expect 64bit on android about 3 months before iOS gets 1080p displays.

35. HansGoneInsane unregistered

So basically next year in June---> 3 months before iPhone 6?

37. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

The Retina iPad has higher than a 1080p display. Woah! What happened on Oct. 19, 2011 that made us both join on the same day?

26. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Oct. 14th is my birthday, I'd love 4.4 on my nn7 as a gift.

46. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

LET THERE BE 32GB 64GB models GOOGLE!

2. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Yeah me too. Im looking forward to seeing "KitKat" on my Nexus7

30. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Please release it in INDIA along with other countries! Such a powerful phone, with low price would definitely smash all records! I don't know why, every manufacturer should give priorities to countries like China and India for sales.

39. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Can you tell me if I get an unlocked Nexus 5 from US/Canada, would it work in India?

47. cellabonez

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

i beleiv google sells all their nexus devices as unnlock quad band gsm hspa hspa + like sony does on their store

3. Zeus.k unregistered

I really hope LG doesn't screw it like last time I mean N4 was sold out in minutes. Really looking forward to this.

18. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Actually Google was the one who suggested to LG the projected sales numbers and approximate capacity. I like how everyone wants to give Google the pass and blame things on any other company. (hint: actually I don't)

20. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

That, and their website wasn't up to speed on the traffic. I was fortunate to get one the first wave, and it took me three tries because it kept failing on verifying my credit card. New Nexus 7 went much smoother, so I'll take that as a promising step forward.

4. Penywyz

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

Super excited to see Kit Kat unveiled. Hopefully this has some fact to it.

5. GeekMovement unregistered

Can't wait to see this. Kitkat is surely delicious. I want some now.

6. JunBringer

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

The sooner the better! Gimme!

7. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

I hope optimizations for lower end hardware is given.

8. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

i would to express my excitement in the comments section, if that is OK.

9. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Looking forward to it too. Recent handset parity would rock IMO.

10. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Boring. I'm ready for Tizen or the windows 8.1

15. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

That's what is great, no on is forcing you to buy an Android phone. You can buy whatever you like.

16. nathan4140

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 13, 2013

windows phones blow

23. Samir_Maric

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

I'm not forcing you but the truth is android is better then both Tizen or the windows 8.1

38. taikucing unregistered

so why do you comment here? it's android article

11. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

... sweet

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