Oct 28 AT 6:14 PM Dustin Earley 28 Comments

Nexus 5 mega news roundup


The Nexus 5 is almost here. It’s so close, we can practically taste it. Rumors of a release by the end of the week are starting to look more and more likely as we haven’t even reached Monday night yet, and we have more than enough rumors and leaks to fill the front page of Android and Me. We’ve been collecting them all day today to present you with the Nexus 5 news roundup. We’ve got sample pictures from the Nexus 5′s camera, renders, specs, sign up pages and more. Check it out:

Wind Mobile preorder

Someone at Canada’s Wind Mobile is a little trigger happy. The Google Nexus 5, the “smart, new phone made to capture the moments that matter,” is being advertised front and center on Wind Mobile’s Facebook page, where users can enter their name and email to pre-register for the device. There’s no mention of a release date, but there is a handy spec sheet. Most of what appears on the Wind Mobile page, we’ve seen before: 5-inch 1080p display, 8MP OIS camera, Snapdragon 800 processor and either 16 or 32GB of storage.

It’s worth noting here that this is the second leaked ad, the first being on Google Play, that mentions the Nexus 5 along with something about taking photographs. Super-secret special camera incoming?

Just look at these beautiful vegetables


Speaking of the Nexus 5′s camera, the first several photographs that appear to have been taken with the Nexus 5 have hit the Internet. A handful of the original pictures found have been taken down due to privacy concerns, but the picture you see above, according to the exif data, is from the Nexus 5.

It’s hard to judge how good the camera on a phone is with one well-lit picture of some vegetables, but it certainly looks like it will be decent.

Retailers are getting ready

Retailers bulking up on stock of a product is a good sign that it’s about to be released. It means that the hardware, packaging and price are all finalized. It appears that right now with the Nexus 5, all retailers are waiting for is Google to announce the dang thing.

Today, a leaked inventory screen from Carphone Warehouse hit the web showing the retailer with around 3,000 Nexus 5s in stock ready to be sold. Shortly afterward, a Neogaf forum member posted a picture showing an LG Canada warehouse with pallets full of hundreds of Nexus 5s. The post also featured a look at the retail packaging, which matches earlier leaks.

KitKat.com/Android is down

This one is kind of a bit of a stretch, but KitKat.com/Android is down, and you currently need a password to view the site. Is it a sign that Google is almost ready to reveal the update to the world? It very well could be. But we’re not holding out breaths. It could still be a couple days, and we don’t want to pass out.

Storm Trooper white

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Finally, last but not least in today’s Nexus 5 mega news roundup, over the weekend, a new render from evleaks hit the web showing the Nexus 5 in beautiful Storm Trooper white. The white render shows the device as coming with a white back, black camera module, black bezel and black display. For those of you into the panda look, this one should have you salivating.

That’s all for right now, but we can’t promise there won’t be more. Keep checking back, you never know what could happen before the day finally comes to a close.

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Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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