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Google officially announces the Nexus 5

Google Nexus 5

With leaks abound in the run up to its official reveal today, Google’s Nexus 5 is probably the company’s worst kept secret ever, but hey, it’s out. Officially.

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Running on the sweetest version of Android yet — 4.4, better known as KitKat — the Nexus 5, developed by LG is the “slimmest and fastest” Nexus phone Google has ever presided over.

There’s is 5” full HD display onboard, and data transfer is zippy thanks to 4G/LTE and ultra fast WiFi. Google’s latest boasts a camera with optical image stabilisation and a new lens that “captures more light for brighter night and sharper action shots,” apparently. Oh, and the HDR+ mode automatically snaps a rapid burst of photos and combines them to give you the best possible single shot. Sweet.

Below’s a list of all the specs:

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) 4x Krait: 400 2.3 GHz, Adreno 330 GPU 450 MHz
Display: 4.95″ IPS-LCD 1920×1080 Full HD
Storage: 16/32 GB internal
I/O: microUSB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone, NFC, SlimPort,
Wireless Charging (Qi)
Battery: 2300 mAh (8.74 Whr) Internal
Size/ Mass: 137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59mm
Camera: 8 MP with OIS and Flash (Rear Facing) and a 2.1 MP Full HD (Front Facing)

Nexus 5 is available today, unlocked and without a contract, on Google Play in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Korea (and coming soon to India), starting at $349.

In the US the Nexus 5 will be “available soon” at the following retailers: Sprint, T-Mobile, Amazon, Best Buy and RadioShack.

Google also says that Android KitKat, will be released for the Nexus 4, 7, 10, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play edition devices in the coming weeks.

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