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Google Nexus 5 & 3 Reasons Why “5” Is Relevant

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Some of the latest rumours to come out surrounding the Google Nexus 5 are that the device could be launched in May. This would it the fifth device of the year, with Android 5.0 and the device could have a display of 5 inches.

Google I/O will be held in May and it is here were we could see the launch of the Nexus 5. At the moment details about the device have not been revealed, but there has been a suggestion that Google will be working with LG on the device again.

This would means that this would be the second time that Google and LG have released a device with the Nexus name.

The first Nexus to be released was the HTC Nexus One in 2010. Then Samsung launched the Nexus S in 2010 and followed it up with the Galaxy Nexus, which came out in 2011.

2012 was the year of LG and they launched the LG Nexus 4. This became one of the most popular of the Nexus handsets and this could be the reason why Google chose them to do the Nexus 5.  It is also thought that Google could release the Nexus 5 with a price tag that is similar to that of the LG Nexus 4.

The LG Nexus 4 was released into the Google Play Store and as soon as it made an appearance it sold out. There has been an issue with stock to date which means that the device is still hard to buy.

There are some that say LG have started on making the prototype of the device and that they have used the LG Optimus Pro as the base. Rumour has it that the handset will be revealed at the MWC this year.

The Nexus 5 should come with the latest version of Android on it and this is thought to be Key Lime Pie. This too could be launched in May.

We haven’t heard much about Key Lime Pie as it has been kept a secret and hasn’t been leaked onto the net. But as the Nexus 5 is said to be based on the LG Optimus Pro then we do have some idea of what it would arrive with.

The display may be True HD IPS+ LCD with a resolution of 1080 x 1920; it could have 441 ppi and be 5 inches.

The device could be minus the buttons on the front display as this was something that we saw with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. If there are no hardware buttons we would have to rely on software buttons.

Come of the biggest chip makers revealed their chips at the CES. Samsung showed off the Octo-core Exynos 5 Octa, while Qualcomm revealed the Snapdragon 800 along with the 600. NVidia brought the Tegra 4 to the table.

We know that Samsung don’t like outsourcing their chips and therefore we are not likely to see the Exynos processor from Samsung in the Nexus 5. It is also unlikely that we would see the Snapdragon 800 as they said that the first handset to have their processor would be coming out in the summer. Meanwhile it has been rumoured that the Nexus 5 would be revealed in May.

Surely one of the biggest selling points of the handset would have to be LTE. The NVidia Tegra 4 along with 72 cores may not be seen in the Nexus 5 thanks to it not having support for LTE.

The Snapdragon 600 is a possibility, however many people have said that the choice could be the Snapdragon S4 Pro, which would be overclocked. If so they expect to see the Krait 1.7GHz processor which would be matched with the Adreno 320 GPU.

It is possible that the Nexus 5 may have 2GB of RAM; it could support LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microUSB. The audio jack could be 3.5mm.

It is possible that it could come with a camera of 13 megapixels and that the camera would have LED flash, video recording in HD, autofocus and Street View Photo Sphere.

The case of the Nexus 5 may have been made larger so as to make room for a larger battery. A larger battery would be required to provide power to the large 5 inch display. It could be possible that we would see a battery of around 3000mAh used. If so then this could ensure that the device would last a full day.

When the LG Nexus 4 was revealed those wanting it could choose 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. Some said that 8GB was nowhere near enough and with this in mind the next Nexus device may start at 16GB and also be offered in 32GB. The price tag could be in the region of $300 for the 16GB and $350 for the 32GB.

The Nexus handsets are usually the first devices to get updates and this could be the best device for anyone who is looking for a handset that runs pure Android.

We could see the Nexus 5 revealed in May at the Google I/O and it could be released along with Key Lime Pie.

Cecelia has the patience of a praying mantis. She spends the day sifting through press releases from all the major brand’s PR reps. From the most ridiculous announcements to those you really want to know more about, Cecelia makes it a point to skim through as many daily as possible so you won’t have to.