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The Nexus 5 release date was expected to drop on October 14, however, the date has come and gone without a so much as a sniff from Google. However, in latest reports rumors have been sparked that the Nexus 5 release was delayed due to the government shutdown, and that it will now launch on November 1, 2013.
Various tech. products, including the Nexus 5, are said to have been delayed – those products include items across major companies such as Apple, Samsung, LG as well as HTC. It is believed that the products have all be delayed by as much as a few weeks due to a backlog at the FCC Certification process, caused by the government shutdown.
Rumors had been widespread that Google was planning to release the Nexus 5 on Oct. 14, pre-installed with Android 4.4 KitKat. It was believed that Google was planning a sort of hijacking of the Apple Event, which many believed was originally scheduled to take place on October 15.
However, Apple recently sent out invitations to its media event for Oct. 22, where most believe the company would unveil its new iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 tablets.
Latest rumors to emerge now state that Google will be hosting the 2013 Big Bang event right at the end of October or on November 1. Therefore, that event is the new likely release date for the company's new Nexus 5 and Nexus 10 2.
The phone will feature a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor chip and sport a 5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 resolution using Corning Gorilla Glass 3 technology.
The smartphone will also come with some strong specs and a 13 megapixel camera, as well as a 2 megapixel front-facing camera. The device will come with 2 or 3GB RAM, 2700mAh battery, and the Adreno 330 GPU. The device is rumored to be built by LG.
There is a lot of hype surrounding the new Nexus 5 following the success of the affordable Nexus 4 device. The price of the Nexus 5 is expected to be similar to the Nexus 4, which was just $299 on an unlocked, no-contract version.
The smartphone will also come with the latest Android 4.4 KitKat, which will feature an updated user interface, which should help improve battery life, and provide overall better performance.