Google today introduced its flagship Android smartphone, which will be the first to run on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. The new Nexus 5 smartphone is built to deliver a pure Android experience with a stunning, lightweight design, powerful 2.26GHz quad-core processor and Tri-band LTE capabilities to keep people connected and multitasking while on the go. The vibrant 5-inch full HD display and advanced 8-megapixel camera with Optical Image Stabilization deliver crisp and more true-to-life colors for all mobile entertainment, gaming, photo and video activities. At only 4.59 ounces and 0.34-inches thin, it’s the most powerful Nexus phone yet.
KitKat is fast and powerful yet simple to use. Android 4.4 takes system performance to an all-time high by optimizing memory usage in every major component. That means users can run more of their favorite apps and switch between them faster than ever.
The new phone app automatically prioritizes contacts based on who the user talks to the most. Whenever customers get a call from a phone number not in their contacts, Nexus 5 by LG will look for matches from businesses with a local listing on Google Maps.
Customers can now send and receive SMS right from Google Hangouts, and Hangouts for Android now supports location sharing.
- 5-inch class full HD IPS display (actual size 4.95-inches)
- Advanced camera lens that lets in more light
- Wireless charging via Qi wireless charging accessories (sold separately)
- 2,300mAh imbedded Lithium-polymer battery
- Best of Google includes access to more than 1 million apps and games on Google Play, and the newly redesigned Google Maps app makes navigating effortless
- From the home screen, just say ‘Ok Google’ to start a voice search, send a text, get directions or play a song. Swipe over to the left to check your Google Now cards.
- 3G/4G LTE mobile hotspot capability supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
- Nexus 5 customers will be among the first to receive Android software upgrades and new Google mobile apps
Price and Availability
The Google Nexus 5 will be available from Sprint, T-Mobile or AT&T (not Verizon Wireless) in white or black
- Nexus 5 16GB $349.99
- Nexus 5 32GB $399.99