Nexus 5 Good To Go For May With Full HD & Android Key Lime Pie [RUMOR]

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The Google I/O event is to take place in May of this year and this is the event where it is thought that the next Nexus device will be revealed. This device up to now has been called the Nexus 5. There are no specs and details about the handset but rumour has it that is could come from LG again.

This would be the second Nexus handset from LG and Google if the rumour proves true.

The first Nexus handset to be launched was in 2010 and this was the HTC Nexus One. Samsung designed the second Nexus with the Samsung Nexus S in 2010 and then followed it up with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in 2011.

In 2012 we saw the LG Nexus 4 released and this was one of the most popular in the Nexus family. This device could well be the reason why Google have chosen to stick with LG. if the next Nexus handset is the LG Nexus 5, it is thought that it would have a similar price tag to the LG Nexus 4.

Ever since the LG Nexus 4 was offered in the Google Play Store is has sold out as fast as it came in stock, with stock issues continuing and the handset being hard to get hold of.

It has been said that LG are in the midst of making the Nexus 5 prototype and it would be based around the LG Optimus Pro. This handset is said to be coming to the MWC.

The Nexus 5 would have the very latest Android OS and this would perhaps be Key Lime Pie as this too is said to be coming out in May. However this has so far been kept a secret and little is known about it.

Everything we have heard about the Nexus 5 when it comes to specs, are just rumours, however the handset will be based off the LG Optimus Pro and so we have a good idea as to what the handset may come with.

The Nexus 5 may have a screen of True HD IPS+ LCD and it is thought that the resolution may be 1080p x 1920p. It could be 5 inches and it has been said to have an amazing 441ppi.

The handset may arrive without buttons on the panel at the front and if so then the software buttons would have to make up for this, this was seen a few years ago with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Some of the more well-known players associated with chips have revealed their processors at this year’s CES. We have seen the Samsung Octo core Exynos 5 Octa processor. Qualcomm bragged about the Snapdragon 800 and the 600 and Nvidia have the Tegra 4 chip.

It is thought that the Exynos 5 Octa will not feature on the Nexus handset as typically Samsung don’t offer their Exynos chips out. It is also thought that Nvidia will not give them the Tegra 4, nor will the device have the Snapdragon 800. Qualcomm mentioned that the first handset that their chip would be seen in would be released in summer. The Nexus 5 is thought to be making its way out in May.

One of the biggest selling points of the new Nexus handset should be LTE. However the Nvidia Tegra 4 chip and 72 core GPU will not support LTE and it is thought that the Nexus handset will almost certainly have LTE.

It is possible for the Snapdragon 600 to be in the device; however there have been rumours of it being the Snapdragon S4 Pro instead. It is thought that this will be overclocked. If this is so then possibly we could see the quad core 1.7GHz which was based on Krait architecture and which would be paired with the Adreno 320 GPU.

It is thought that the other specs of the device may not be quite as impressive. It could have 2GB of RAM, NFC, LTE, have support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB and come with a standard audio jack of 3.5mm.

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

The Nexus 5 may have been designed larger which would make room for a battery of 3000mAh, which should provide around one day of usage with just one charge of the battery.

When the LG Nexus 4 was revealed it only came in 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. Many thought this was inadequate. Therefore the Nexus 5 may be released in 16GB and 32GB versions.

One of the biggest selling points of the LG Nexus 4 was the price. Therefore Google may not want to change this much. The 16GB version could therefore come in at $300 and the 32GB version may be around $350.

Nexus handsets are well known for getting the latest updates and anyone who love the pure Android experience should love the device.

It is thought that it will be revealed in May at the Google I/O and this is when Key Lime Pie might also make an appearance. Can you wait to find out if LG has made the Nexus 5?

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.