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Nexus 5 becomes real; available on the Play Store

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After months a leaks and guessing it is finally almost here. The latest Nexus phone, the Nexus 5 can be yours starting tomorrow.

The rumored specs were right on the ball. The latest Nexus is made by LG. It is sporting a 4.95 inch Full HD IPS display. Powering the phone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC clocked at 2.3GHz pair with 2GB of RAM. You will have the option of 16GB or 32GB of storage and of course as a Nexus device there is no expandable memory(so pick wisely). For cameras you will get a 8 megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization and the front cam is 1.3 megapixels. Powering it all is a 2300 mAh battery. For connectivity you have LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 801:11 a/b/g/n/ac, and NFC.

But as a Nexus device the hardware is only part of the story. This will be the first device to ship with Android 4.4 KitKat. So what’s new with KitKat? For one the Phone app gets a lot smarter. You can now find numbers to local businesses directly from the dialer. Your contacts will also now be prioritized by who you contact the most. KitKat is also aimed to make using the new OS on a lower specs device as smooth as possible with “Project Svelte”. The projects goal is a optimized the systems RAM and decrease the amount needed to run the basis OS and apps like Chrome and Google+. And Hangouts will be your all-in-one messaging center. You will be able to sent text, chat with people via Google, and make video calls from one place.

If you are planning on picking up the Nexus 5 unlocked you will be able to starting today from the Google Play Store. It will set you back $349.99 for the 16GB version and $399.99 for the 32GB one. Sprint customers hoping to get there hands on the phone will be able to preorder it starting tomorrow for $150 on a two-year contact.

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About Yossarian Norman

Yossarian Norman is a nerd. He knows it, everyone that knows him knows it, and now you know it. His love for technology was nurtured by his parent who did their best to indulge him as he collected phones, took them apart, and studied them. He has spent years learning and working with mobile phones and the ever changing mobile industry.

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