Another day, another rumor/leak/series of photos of the upcoming Google Nexus 5. The good news is that it seems pretty likely we’ll be able to stop waiting for an official announcement soon… unless the latest rumors are wrong too.
Here’s a roundup of tech tidbits from around the web.
- Android Police founder Artem Russakovskii seems pretty certain the Google Nexus 5 will launch on October 31st
After months of rumors and leaks, the time could be nigh. Technically, this is just another rumor and leak — but Artem is usually pretty cautious with this kind of thing, and he probably has good reason to trust his sources. [+Artem Russakovskii]
- Negri Electronics keeps up its tradition of taking orders for unannounced phones, this time with overpriced Nexus 5
But if you feel like overpaying while you’re waiting… [Negri Electronics]
- Google rolls out updates to 17 core Android apps… bug fixes? Or sign of and imminent Android 4.4 launch?
Artem may not have any news about the launch date for Android 4.4 KitKat, but the same day as the Nexus 5 seems like a safe bet… and it looks like Google may be updating its core Android apps to get ready. [/r/Android]
- Gigabyte introduces a fanless mini ITX motherboard with a 17W Intel Celeron 1037U dual-core CPU
There are a growing number of options for folks looking to build quiet, low-power, fanless desktop computers. This is one of them. [Fanless Tech]
- Pandora for Android updated with a tablet-friendly user interface
Seriously. One of the most popular streaming music services didn’t have an Android app optimized for tablets. Now they do. [Android Police]
- Cubieboard3/Cubietruck mini PC/dev board ready to ship
The Cubietruck is a small, hacker-friendly, ARM-powered single board computer. It’s been in development for months, and now it’s about to ship to customers. [Cubieboard]
- Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to support Android
The Oculus Rift headset is designed to bring truly vivid virtual realities to PC gamers… now the makers of the Oculus Rift say they’ll also support Android devices. [VentureBeat]
- Dell acknowledges its Latitude E6430 ultrabook is smelly, but says it’s not cat piss. Offers a fix
Apparently there was a manufacturing issue that’s since been fixed… not a large litter box or other biological contaminant in the factory. Dell will replace the palm rest for any folks affected and new laptops should be safe to sniff. [Dell]
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