The number one question we’ve been asked about on our social network pages for the last week is what happened to all the Nexus 5 leaks and rumors? For a couple weeks it seemed like every day there was at least one juicy rumor on the handset. Now things have become eerily quiet. Is this the calm before the storm? If Mobile Syrup is right with their latest rumor report then we’d say get ready to batten down the hatches.
According to the Canadian blog the Nexus 5 will release in the US on Google Play October 31 and on November 8 in Canada. For those of you using the Gregorian calendar that’s just six days from now. Mobile Syrup doesn’t specify where this information comes from, usually this kind of information comes from insiders wishing to remain anonymous, but the publication has been shown to have reliable sources in the past.
Considering the rumored October 31 release date, which has been thrown around in the past, is just three business days from now we have to wonder whether or not Google plans to throw an event to announce the Nexus 5 if this date ends up coming true. With the Nexus 4 Google planned to throw an event in New York City but was stopped by severe weather. Instead the company gathered up a handful of publications they deemed important and demoed the device along with the Nexus 10 and the latest version of Jelly Bean. This worked out far better than we imagined it would. Which makes us think it’s possible Google is doing this again. Yes they could expect the press to get their stuff together and fly out to New York or California on just two or three days notice, but at least a week is the industry norm.
In other Nexus related news, while the web tries to hammer out just how an October 31 release date for the Nexus 5 would work a suspicious Bluetooth SIG filing on the Nexus 4 with LTE has people scratching their heads. The filing is for an older hardware revision of the Nexus 4, but shows the device as an LTE powered smartphone. According to Droid-Life there has been no changes with any FCC filings. Which makes no sense if a revised Nexus 4 with LTE was really about to be released. Perhaps this is a mistake? Does it have something to do with Android 4.4? We wouldn’t look too much into it right now.
So there you have it. Not one, but two Nexus rumors to keep you occupied during the weekend. Let’s hope by next week, we finally get the real deal.