One of these days Google’s going to get around to actually announcing the Nexus 5 smartphone. But at this point I don’t think the company needs to hold a press conference or even put out a detailed press release.
A quick blog post that just says “yep, the rumors are right” would probably suffice.
More photos and videos hit the web over the past few days, confirming what we already pretty much know: It’s a phone with a 5 inch screen, a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Android 4.4 software, and it’s built by LG.
What we still don’t know for certain is how much the Google Nexus 5 will cost or when it will be available for purchase.
Here are some tech news tidbits from around the web.
- More Nexus 5 photos… as if we didn’t already know what it looked like
Yeah, yeah… it’s got a screen, some cameras, and runs that Google software thing. I bet someone will officially announced the thing one of these days… until then, there’s leak after leak… after leak. [+Anton Kuznetsov]
- 7 minute video shows off the Google Nexus 5 in detail (with a possibly oldish build of Android 4.4)
Oh yeah. There was also a video that hit the web this weekend. Seriously, would somebody just make this thing official already? [reddit]
- PengPod1040 Android-Linux multi-boot tablet taken for a spin
It’s unlikely at this point that the developers of the PengPod1040 will raise enough money from crowd-funding to bring their multi-boot $249 tablet to market, but here’s a look at a pre-release model. [CNET]
- ROM Installer for Android hits the Play Store, makes finding, install ROMs easy(ish)
The developer of the popular ROM Toolbox app for Android has released a beta version of a new tool that lets folks with rooted devices search for compatible custom ROMs and other flashable updates. [Android Police]
- Buy a Nokia smartphone, get a free year of Netflix (for Vodafone customers in the UK only)
Looking for a good reason to buy a Nokia phone? How about a free year of Netflix? OK, maybe it’s not a *good* reason to choose a phone, but it’s *a* reason. Or maybe it’s just a value added proposition. [The Verge]
- In-depth look at Vivante’s mobile graphics technology
Vivante’s graphic chips might not offer the highest performance, but they’re affordable and energy efficient… which are both good things to be these days. [Hot Hardware]