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Google Nexus 5 & Its “Three Fives”

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There has been many rumours surrounding the Google Nexus 5 and one of the latest is that the handset could be launched in May. This is to be the 5th Nexus device and it should be coming out with Key Lime Pie, which will be Android 5. If the rumours are true then it could also have a 5 inch full HD display.

Google I/O takes place in May and the details about the handset are sparse at the moment. However it is thought that the next Nexus handset will be from LG again.

The HTC Nexus One was revealed in 2010 and this was the first in the Nexus line-up. This was followed on by the Samsung Nexus S in 2010 and then the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in 2011.

The LG Nexus 4 is the latest in the line-up and this is the most popular one too. This could be good enough reason for them to have chosen LG again. It is also thought that the Nexus 5 could also have a similar price tag to the LG Nexus 4.

The LG Nexus 4 came to the Google Play Store and just as soon as it arrived it sold out. The handset has continued to be hard to get hold of.

It has been said that LG have been working on the Nexus 5 and that they could be basing it on the LG Optimus Pro.

The Nexus 5 should come with the very latest version of Android and this may be Key Lime Pie, which could be launched in May.

The handset may have an HD IPS+ LCD display with resolution of 1080 x 1920 and it may be 5 inches, with 441 ppi.

The Nexus 5 could be minus the hardware buttons, unlike the LG Optimus G Pro. Both the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the LG Nexus 4 did away with these and used the on screen keys.

At the CES chip makers revealed their chips. We saw the Octo Core Exynos 5 processor from Samsung, while Qualcomm launched the Samsung 800 and 600. Nvidia launched their Tegra 4 processor.

Samsung are known not to offer their processors out and so it is not likely that the Nexus 4 will feature the Exynos chip. The Nvidia chip may not be used too and neither will the Snapdragon 800 be in it. Qualcomm did say that their chip would be in a handset that would be revealed during the summer, while the Nexus 5 has been rumoured to be coming out in May.

Of the handsets biggest selling points should be LTE and the Nvidia Tegra 4 chip with 72 cores does not support LTE. The Nexus 5 is thought to be coming with LTE as this was lacking on the predecessor.

It is thought that the Snapdragon 600 may be used but possibly it would be the Snapdragon S4 Pro. If this is so then it would come with the Krait 1.7GHz processor and this could have the Adreno 320 GPU.

The upcoming Nexus 5 may have 2GB of RAM, along with LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microUSB along with an audio jack of 3.5mm.

It has been rumoured that there will be a 13 megapixel camera and this may have LED flash, autofocus, HD video recording and Street View Photo Sphere mode.

The Nexus 5 might have a larger case to make room for a bigger battery, which could be needed to power the 5 inch display. The battery could be 3000mAh and provide around one days use without having to recharge.

The LG Nexus 4 was offered with 8GB or 16GB of internal storage, with some people saying that 8GB wasn’t enough. Therefore the Nexus 5 may be offered with 16GB or 32GB and the price may be in the region of $300 to $350.

Quite possibly the Nexus 5 could be revealed in the 5th month of the year, which would mean May at the Google I/O and Key Lime Pie could also be revealed at the same time. For now we will have to wait and see if any of these rumours are true.

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