Google Nexus 5 Unveiled And It's So Much Sweeter
Google Nexus 5 comes with Android KitKat, 4G LTE support and prices start at just £299
The headline news is that it's the first smartphone to come with Android KitKat, the brand new version of Google's Android platform that's co-branded with the confectionery giant Nestle. It's smaller, thinner and lighter than its predecessor even though it has a larger 4.95 inch screen, and it adds 4G LTE support.
The LG-Made Nexus 5 has a 4.95 inch IPS 1080p display (1920*1080 pixels) giving it a 445ppi rating. It's powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor running at 2.26GHz that's backed up by 2GB of RAM. And it's available with either 16 or 32GB of onboard memory and - like all other Nexus devices - it doesn't have a microSD slot.
You also get an 8 mega-pixel camera with a new HDR+ mode that takes a burst of shots and fuses them together to make one perfect photo. Google claimed that the ' Nexus 5 is unmatched in dim light performance' and LG's Innotek’s acclaimed optical image stabilizer reduces noise and blur.
The Google Nexus 5 has dimensions of 37.84 x 69.17 x 8.59mm and weighs just 130g - with a large portion accounted for by its 2300mAH integrated battery. When it comes to connectivity the Nexus 5 supports 4G, 3G, WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth and even wireless charging.
Google's Nexus is already on sale and is available in a choice of either White or Black. Prices start at £299 (for the 16GB model) and rise to £329 for the 32GB version. It's also available on the UK's major operators including on Three's Ultrafast network.
The Nexus 5 is the first smartphone to come pre-loaded with Android KitKat.
Google's new operating system is 'fast and powerful yet simple to use'. Android KitKat cuts memory useage thereby improving performance and aims to bring an amazing experience to all Android smartphones - whether its a flagship device or a more affordable mobile.
New features introduced by Android KitKat include a new dialer which uses 'smart' technology to predict who you want to call and a new Caller ID by Google that matches business numbers even if they arn't included in your contacts. Hangouts is also improved because you can now send and receive text messages inside the software and it now supports location sharing.
The whole suits of Google applications have been updated and improved, and Google Now can now be activated just by saying 'OK, Google'. More new features are bound to be unveiled over the coming months, but the operating systems main reason for existence is to increase speed and performance.
Over the next week we'll be looking in more detail at both the Nexus 5 and Android KitKat, so keep posted to get the full lowdown.
By Simon Thomas on 01st November, 2013