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Nexus 5 US Release Date Tipped for October 31, Canadian Carriers on November 8

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According to the tipsters of MobileSyrup, the same site that posted up early press renders of the Nexus 5, the device that many of us have been waiting for will launch in Google Play on October 31, Halloween. Given that Android 4.4 is named Kit Kat, it sure would be poetic of Google to launch the device on America’s candy-filled holiday, but we are still awaiting confirmation from either LG or Google. 

As for any Canadians that are waiting for this device to cross the border, the same tipsters point to a November 8 launch on carriers in Canada.

Whatever day it does finally show up, it isn’t soon enough.

Via: MobileSyrup

  • rajiv

    ALL ABOARD THE HYPE TRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Ryan

      This is getting old. Just saying

  • Martin JoFX

    OMG! This phone will never come out… it’s taking like forever, anxiety is killing me and i don’t want to get the Moto X as a second choice… but my OG RAZR is lagging like hell, and it’s battery life time is minutes rather than hours, lol…

    • Gr8Ray

      Calm down, take a deep breath, and realize that whatever decision you make today, you will regret in a couple years when newer phones are available ;)

    • BrianRoskamp

      I’m glad I’m not the only one having issues with my OG Razr. It lags horribly (Chrome and Google Now are on the verge of unusable, updating apps locks up the entire phone, etc.) And I can only get through about 8-10 hours on the phone being inactive in my pocket.

    • SplashMTN

      I dropped my OG Razr back in August and spider-webbed the screen. I’ve never had a phone that took such a beating and still kept kicking. I don’t know how many times I dropped it into gravel/sidewalks and 1 time I accidentally punched the screen when I was nerd raging (Stupid BF3). It was a great phone but before the last drop it was really starting to show it’s age.

      I’m now using a Gnex I got for $50 on craigslist until my contract is up next month. Same battery and lag issues, but a much better screen IMO. I (and everyone else) just wish they’d hurry up and announce the Nexus 5 so I can cut ties with Verizon.

    • Vincent Marino

      It hasn’t even been a year since the Nexus 4. It’s hard for everyone, but be patient.

  • RollTide17

    Leaving Verizon and my grandfathered unlimited for this phone. Already got a quote from Tmobile of what it will cost me per month just waiting for the release then I’m gone. Maybe, since there are a lot of people leaving Verizon (and AT&T), it will force them to bring back unlimited data in the future. I know there are a lot of people in my area who are making the switch, not just our small community here at DL. I’m very skeptical of it happening but it takes actions to cause a reaction. Maybe we consumers can send a message.

    • Tim242

      All of these people claiming they are leaving Verizon are full of it. They said the same thing when the Nexus 4 came out. They quickly realize that leaving behind reliable coverage and unlimited data for a phone is ridiculously stupid.

      • RGiskard

        Well, count me as one who isn’t full of it. I jumped on Verizon because of the GNex and I’m leaving for AT&T as soon as the N5 is released.

      • s2knj

        This, I’ve come to realize, is totally true. Been at the hospital the past couple of days. My wife and I had our first baby! Anyway, her and her whole family have T-Mobile, and you shoulda seen them complaining about no service, standing by the window to get a signal, and just unable to share the amazing moment. Meanwhile, I have full bars of LTE on my VZW GNEX. I was dead set on the N5 and switching to T-Mobile, but after that, I’m having serious doubts

        • John Smith

          AT&T GoPhone. $60/Month. Unlimited Talk/Text 2GB LTE + 1GB/$10. BYOD Nexus 5! AT&T has a strong footprint.

          • rocs_macho

            why not aio wireless?

          • John Smith

            1. AIO has slower data speeds. Aio customers have to go through a proxy. There’s a youtube video where a guy does a speedtest with an AT&T sim (i don’t remember if it was gophone or contract sim), and has a ping in the 60’s. He pops in Aio sim, and ping goes into the 200s. Go phone doesn’t throttle your data speeds. 8mb/s is about the average HSPA+ speeds for AT&T in some areas. Their LTE is much faster, maybe more than twice or three times that.

            2. i like the ability to walk into an AT&T store and get customer service.

      • Allan

        Already bought a T-Mobile SIM card. I’m ready to leave Verizon.

        • Tim242

          I bought one once too. After being on EDGE too often, or having no coverage at all, I gladly kept my Verizon service. You cannot trust Tmobile’s coverage map.

          • Allan

            Thanks. I’ll be just fine and cut my bill in half.

  • Sqube

    Whatever. I’m done with these rumors. I’ll go ahead and get my HTC One and be happy with it.

    • a3uge

      Byes.

  • Skittlez

    does anyone have any idea about wifi calling? my coworker has it on his S4 on t-mobile and says it’s brilliant and call quality is way better

    • PhantomGamers

      the latest version of hangouts on iOS has this incorporated (via google voice), so i think it’s a safe bet the android version will too when 4.4 drops

      • Skittlez

        thats different though. Wifi calling on the GS4 he has is like, if you make a phone call, and you’re on wifi, the call just goes over wifi and thats it. no google voice involved

        • PhantomGamers

          yeah i figured, i just said the closest thing that was basically confirmed XD… that would be sweet too though

    • Allan

      Can only some phones on T-Mobile do this? I figured they all could since they advertise it on their site so much.

      • Skittlez

        i don’t know. this is why i was asking. i would think it would be something built into the nexus, but you can use that on any GSM carrier so i don’t know.

        • Allan

          I did a quick search through their support site and 5 or so of the newest LTE phones I checked supported it while the Nexus 4 does not. So I’d assume all the newest phones will support it…

  • Scott

    Wish I had better ATT coverage in my area so I could go straight talk to save money and get the nexus every year :(

    • Vincent Marino

      Straight Talk isn’t worth it, even with good coverage. I hate Straight Talk.

  • Justin M. Morris

    You would think they’d at least let us pre-order a week before it releases. If they wait until next week for pre-orders, I’m afraid all the traffic from everyone trying to get on Google Play at once is gonna crash the servers and be a repeat of the pandemonium last year. Surely Google and LG learned from their mistakes and are better prepared this time.

  • Skittlez

    False. Late November

    • Rodeojones000

      You say this like you know it as fact.

      • Skittlez

        via LG rep who had hands on with Nexus 5

        • Rodeojones000

          Sure.

          • Skittlez

            so you think october 31st is the day? which one sounds more reasonable? a site speculating, or words from someone who has a good chance of having hands on time with the phone? just to put everything into perspective, The Galaxy Nexus was announced on October 19th, and released overseas on November 17th, and then in the US on December 15th. The Nexus 4 was announce on October 29th, and was sold on the playstore on November 13th. Either way, mid-late November/early December seems more plausible than anything, seeing that their invites haven’t even been sent out yet.

        • Rodeojones000

          You were saying? What happened to your mythical LG rep who gave you the info of a late November release?

  • umbrellacorp

    Google makes it Verizon 4G LTE capable, Verizon can’t figure out how to rigorously test the device enough to “approve” it.

  • Geo

    Will they say at what time we can start purchasing or is it right at midnight it’ll sell, and which time zone’s midnight? For the rumored date or just in general. How did they do the Nexus 4? I just don’t want to miss out on buying this.

    • brkshr

      It’s usually around 8 or 9 am, but be sure to check at least an hour earlier than what they say. They’ve opened it up to ordering early before.

  • Jonathan Reid

    You guys. The wallpaper looks like a 5. And on the Nexus 7 it looks like a 7.

    • john

      Hah, so it does. Nice catch.

  • MikeSaver

    NO thanks! I’ll just flash another 4.3 rom on my Gnex so the radios don’t work and I’ll continue to be miserable!!

  • http://JeremyCouch.com/ Jeremy Couch

    The Nexus 5 and KitKat will be great I’m sure, but what I’m most excited about is Hangouts gaining sms and calling support. Can’t wait!

    • TeeJay1100

      I think I am excited about it all!!!

  • ChrisI

    Come on….where is it? Where’s the train picture….!??!?!?!!?!?! ANYONE?!?!?!

    • MikeSaver

      chooch chooocch

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  • bakdroid

    Pretty sure this is a trick by Google….instead of a Kit Kat treat.

  • Keith0606

    Something has to happen soon there hasn’t been enough Nexus hypebeasting lately i’m going through withdrawal this week.

  • Prime7

    Good. I’m starting to get a little envious of my wife’s iPhone 5S, so it’s definitely time for a new phone.

    PS4 first, though. Sorry, Nexus.

  • MikeSaver

    I like how there has long been backlash to Verizon over the Nexus, now we are seeing backlash to the backlash against Verizon. Soon enough we will see backlash to the backlash to the backlash. At this point, Droid Life will explode.

    • Mike Hilal

      It’s working towards critical mass

    • Blue Sun

      I can’t wait to see how Verizon spins their quarterly losses next year & mentions how many subscriptions they lost.

      • Tim242

        You’re kidding, right? I hope you aren’t that naieve.

      • Frettfreak

        Um. No. As much as i would LOVE to see this happen i just dont think it will. The absolute FACT of the matter is they have the BEST coverage by a long shot. And they charge for it. Apparently LOTS of people are willing to pay for better coverage. I am plenty happy at TMo and saving about 100 a month over VZW. Will never go with them. IMO They are the Apple of the Mobile Carriers.

      • Cowboydroid

        They won’t lose enough to affect their earnings, but I imagine they will lose a few thousand.

      • michael arazan

        Verizon could lose 5 million people and not notice it when it is 100+ million strong, that’s 1/3 of the US population, probably half that uses cellular

  • http://thatgeekdad.blogspot.com/ Rob Delaney

    If this tip is right, Ron will be right and Tim wrong.

  • xivzxl

    Question to People living in USA.. “Can you guys still buy the nexus 4 from the google play store or is it removed?” .. Here in UK it is showing out of stock.

    • JT3

      Nope… Out of stock for us too. Actually, I’m pretty sure that’s been the case for quite some time.

      • xivzxl

        Thanks for the info guys..

    • p0k3y

      OOS in the US as well.

  • TeeJay1100

    Stop it already!!

  • vzdub

    Mmmm G2 with unlimited data.

    • Skittlez

      meh. not the same

  • Raj Bhatt

    Mierable, I’m gonna be in a remote place with no internet or cell service from the 31st to the 3rd :(

    2 of mashing “refresh” for nothing!

  • Guest

    According to Verizon’s latest commercial, they will be handing out dental floss.

  • JT3

    If this is true, announce the darn phone, and open up pre-orders already!

  • Ant

    I don’t know about you guys but since the official press renders were leaked it feels like the matrix bullet time effect as the days go by waiting for the official launch date.

    • Raj Bhatt

      If by that you mean excruciating, torturous, grating slow-motion, then I’m totally with you.

    • elohel

      It’s a phone. Might need some more meaning in your life.

      • John Davids

        I think its quite audacious for you to make claims about the meaning of other people’s lives.

        • Ian Smith

          i don’t

          • John Davids

            Good thing I wasn’t replying / talking / posting to you then, huh?

        • Shamu

          All I have to say is…MUSE!!!

      • interstellarmind

        These kinds of posts always bother me. We are on a site caled Droid LIFE. We are Android entusiasts, we are excited for all things Android! THIS is where we go to talk about how excited and on the edge of our seats we are for android devices/ software.

        I would actually say your life needs some meaning if you’re going through it as cynical as you come off. You must have nothing that brings you joy in life. Sad.

        • Frettfreak

          <— stands up and starts cheering. Yells "preach it brother"!!

  • MichaelFranz

    I bet we see a press invite by EOD today or monday next week. Annoucement on 10/30, available next day. or both on 10/31

    • joejoe5709

      Ditto. Agree completely.

  • chris_johns

    Verizon?

    • Droidzilla

      They’re the house with no decorations handing out fruit on Halloween.

      • jak_341

        That doesn’t sound too bad. I would compare them to the old man with a broom in hand screaming “Get off my porch you rotten kids!”

      • JT3

        They’re more like the older kid bullies taking the bags of candy from the younger kids. No goodies for you! Muhaha!

      • Ryan O’Neill

        I like the Apple reference there. Nice one

      • Blue Sun

        More like handing out toothbrushes.

  • Pablo

    OK I’m really hoping this happens. My money is burning a hole in my pocket. Come On Google!

  • joejoe5709

    Not that I blame any of the tech sites for trying to get any and all information, but the rumor mill is basically running on fumes, isn’t it? Is it just me or does it feel like something is wrong? Like something didn’t quite go according to plan… We may never know the truth but I bet this whole thing was pushed back a couple weeks.

    Of course I have zero information but if I were Google, I’d release the day before Halloween so that all the information can be dissected and hyped the following day on the actual day of Halloween. If you drop a bomb on us like Kit Kat, it might be 24 hrs before all the information makes its way to the vast corners of the tech world.

    HOPEFULLY today is the day we get some sort of invite or teaser or something to carry us through the weekend. I’m a patient person, but I’m this quiet week was a buzz-kill. Let’s go, Google! :-)

    • trixnkix637

      I believe it had something to do with the gov’t/fcc shutdown. That’s what the rumors say anyway.

      • Droidzilla

        Nexus 5 passed the FCC some time ago, though.

        • trixnkix637

          That’s what I thought too. I guess the timing of the delay and the shutdown is what spurred the logic. Probably just a coincidence.

        • Higher_Ground

          so that’s what happend to the Verizon FCC filings, they were lost in the shutdown o.O

        • Franklin Ramsey

          I’m wondering if they are waiting for another device to pass through the FCC though. Maybe waiting for the Nexus 10 or a smart watch to pass through?

          • joejoe5709

            Not a bad theory. But they could at least release Kit Kat… Give the N10 and/or smartwatch their own day. The N5 and Kit Kat are worthy of their own day. A smartwatch would blow our little minds.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Personally I don’t think an N10 would be worthy of it’s own release with how they treat it. I think you’d have a much bigger impact if you had them release the N5, N10, and KitKat and then in the same event blow our minds with a decent Nexus smart watch. Plus, it would cost less. Separate events aren’t cheap!

          • joejoe5709

            Who knows what they have up their sleeve. We haven’t seen much for the N10 or a smartwatch so I kinda doubt we’ll see those by Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Maybe by Christmas with a smaller event.

        • HarvesterX

          The N5 as a device was passed some time ago, but it was only recently that it passed Bluetooth certification (or something along those lines… it was a separate component that just recently went through)

    • CARPDM

      I think it was change from Key Lime Pie to KitKat, all the leaks still had KLP on them, so they are having to switch up everything to KitKat which I assume takes a while. Just my guess, seems like KK was last minute change.

  • John

    The article states that the N5 will be available in the play store on Oct 31st and through the CARRIERS on Nov 7 or 8. That means Canadians can get the N5 on the same date that the US gets it, on Oct 31 from the play store.

    • AbbyZFresh

      Who said the N5 is coming on Halloween if it hasn’t even been announced yet?

      • John

        Just going by what the rumours are suggesting, launch day for the N5 is Oct 31.

        • Skittlez

          rumored* launch day. but it’s not. “it won’t be released until late november.”-LG rep who has hands on time with a nexus 5

          • John

            You may be right, but then again, you may be wrong. We’ll see soon enough.

          • Skittlez

            don’t tell me you’re actually thinking this is is a big possibility. the fact that we haven’t seen any invites for anything yet already tells you that nothing is coming out next week

          • John

            I’m an eternal optimist.

          • John

            I’m an eternal optimist.

          • grumpyfuzz

            Google sent out invites for the 24th event on the 19th, which was 5 days before. Tomorrow is 5 days before halloween, so there’s still a chance.

          • Skittlez

            yea but that was a small event. this is a large device and OS event. i think they would at least announce it more than a week in advance

  • http://petervideos.com/ Peter Mansour

    They should just release a nexus 5 kit Kat bar

    • Droidzilla

      I don’t generally eat candy, but I would buy Andy Kit-Kat bars in bulk.

  • MikeCiggy

    KitKat released on Halloween… why didn’t we think of this before. DUH

    • halloweencandy

      Lol yeah this hit me earlier today, makes sense.

      • Frettfreak

        I was seriously thinking “HOW DID WE NOT THINK OF THIS ALREADY” (YELLING AT MYSELF LOUDLY OF COURSE)!!

        • Nathan

          You were thinking yelling??

  • AbbyZFresh

    Poor Canada.

    • John

      See below.

  • 16reasonswhy

    Perfect timing (I hope)! I just dropped my g-nex–cracked the screen, backplate won’t completely lock in, recent random reboots…a new phone can’t get here soon enough!

    • Ian Smith

      mine is but a shell of what it once was

    • joejoe5709

      Lol. My backplate is barely held in by two or three clips and moves around when I’m holding the phone tightly. I recently put my phone in my pocket with some keys and now there are some decent scratches on the screen. She’s doing fine but she’s begging to be retired.

      • envoy510

        My backplate won’t stay on and I’m thankful I have a case for the phone, which holds it in place. My N5 can’t be delivered soon enough!

        • Frettfreak

          Man, you guys all need to get a TPU case. lol

  • elms

    Trick or treat. My hypebeast monitor says: TRICK

  • Ivo Shandor

    Kit Kat and a Halloween launch, it makes perfect sense. I can’t believe nobody has thought of this before.

    • Ian Smith

      but i still have yet to see an KitKat in Android livery

    • Droidzilla

      Actually, a lot of people have put forth this idea before. This is the first official rumor; which makes it as unofficial as the rest of the speculation. But it does make sense.

      • Ian Smith

        *whoosh*

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    FINALLY some real android news. I swear the last few days have been so ridiculously uneventful

    • Guy Pierce

      Agreed… Friggin’ Apple!

    • Stephen Bain

      Uneventful? You clearly haven’t been to /r/android recently!

  • donkeykong85

    can anyone confirm if this is coming to verizon?

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Very doubtful as a model that has Verizon’s primary LTE band hasn’t gone through the FCC, but nothing is official till they announce it.

      • donkeykong85

        I was kinda joking by posting this:) but i do have my fingers crossed as I need to upgrade my gnex at some point and refuse to go non nexus

        • Franklin Ramsey

          Haha Sorry, it has been hard to tell the past few days if people are joking or not on here!

        • joejoe5709

          Lol. Yeah I think we’re all a little butthurt/sensitive to it now. Slim chances be damned. I’m still holding hope. And even then, I’ll see what the next couple months bring. Not jumping ship and not giving up hope until Google or Verizon definitively say to give up hope.

          • donkeykong85

            if it doesnt come i am going to be a little mad. i cant leave verizon and really do not want a non nexus phone. im just scared if i get something like the moto x that even the rom developers will stop support by the this summer when they have moved onto the n5, while the n4 will probably get support for another year or more as the gnex still is.

          • joejoe5709

            VoLTE is coming. Keep the faith my friend.

          • HarvesterX

            (downvote was for mentioning the word that starts with the letter that comes after “U” and before “W”… lol)

            If you are staying with that carrier, pick up. LG’s G2 over the Moto X. I tthough long and hard before retiring the old Galaxy Nexus and couldn’t have been happier with my choice. I paid full retail so I really did think about this a LONG time.

            When I first purchase the G2 I figured I’d test it out and just return it within the time frame if I had any doubts. Absolutely no regrets what so ever. The only real concern I “had” was whether or not the G2 would receive decent developer support. That fear has long since been alleviated though, especially after CyanogenMod officially supporting the G2 (not just for CyanogenMod as I’ve never cared for it, but it’s brought a slew of over developers over and even before then the G2 was supported quite well).

            If developer support is a big issue to you and you also wish to remain with your current carrier then there really isn’t a better choice right now. The G2 will be getting 4.4 soon after it drops in one form or another (CyanogenMod is up to 4.3 now). The Moto X is a popular Motorola phone and I’m sure that some kind of support with remain on it, but the fact is that you need to bootstrap to flash anything and that deters a lot of development. You won’t be disappointed at all in getting the G2. You’ll see amazing battery life (that even rivals the Maxx or Ultra.. Whichever has the longest… I haven’t kept up) and amazing performance. Kit Kat is also supposed to offer new code for handling data (I think it was data that I read). It’s supposed to improve battery life by 20% from what I’ve read, though I’m highly suspect of those percentages. Once we get a stable 4.4 on the G2 battery life should be even more amazing.

          • Rodeojones000

            Wanted to say I really appreciate your post regarding the G2. I’m debating getting the Nexus 5 and leaving Verizon, but I live in rural Wisconsin and other carriers don’t come close regarding coverage. My only other option is AT&T. But I nearly bought the G2 yesterday when VZW was “accidentally” allowing customers to keep unlimited data. I spent a bunch of time reading reviews and looked unto its developer support – something quite important to me. Sadly, by the time I had decided to get it, the unlimited data keeping time was gone. I’ll wait to see what happens with the official N5 announcement before making a decision. Thanks again for the post.

    • jer85008

      I think the best bet for Verizon customers is a G2 running Cyanogenmod. The G2 is pretty easy to root/unlock and there is an official CM build for it. Close as any big red customer is going to get to a Nexus. I have an upgrade available and can score one on contract for about $100, the G2 with CM should get me through the next two years with those specs.

      • donkeykong85

        i am really looking for a phone that will have aokp support for at least 2 years…but yea cm will support most of the current phones for a few years.

      • HarvesterX

        I just typed a reply saying the same thing (almost.. I omitted the name of the carrier as that will get downvoted in this thread lol).

        Developer support has picked up a lot since CyanogenMod started officially supporting it. It had really good support even before that, but now I’m confident that support will easy last two years and that we’ll get 4.4 pretty soon after its released. With developer support, I hate to say this but,… Even if this carrier ever saw the N5 (it’s not.. Dunno why people keep asking), I’d still choose the G2 any day over it. If the G2 had little or horrible developer support then my G2 would be on Craigslist right now and I’d be switching carriers.

        But that’s not the case so I’ll stick to my humble little G2 ;) (I’ve also grown to LOVE the button placement as I rarely use any of them to begin with now.

  • Larry Wei

    Google dishing out KitKats for Halloween? Verizon must be the dentist in their own commercial…

    • William_Morris

      And what does Verizon dish out? Candy corn… that’s right, candy corn.

      • Pengwn

        But candy corn is delicious.. Verizon is the neighbor that hands out apples or rulers.

        • turdbogls

          no no no, they hand out kitkats….just about 6 months late.

          • Big_EZ

            After they have poisoned them.

      • Trevor

        Raisins

      • Jeff718

        And floss.

      • rslh

        They give out candy from last year. eek!

        • michael arazan

          After Verizon gives you the candy, they bill you for it

      • Butters619

        Nickles

    • donlon77 .

      Verizon customers should band together and egg their house….

  • Qbancelli

    Oct 31 it is. It’s a done deal.

    • Skittlez

      it’s not

  • aaron nyquist

    Sometimes I wonder why I even click on this crap…

    • joejoe5709

      It’s an obsession. I check the tech sites when I wake up, when I’m on lunch, when I’m off work heading home, and usually sometime around dinner or bedtime. Sometimes more depending on that day’s procrastination level.

  • Cory_S

    There won’t be any phones left for the Canadians by then :P

    • S2556

      :(

    • Dee

      im sure we can find 2 phones

  • Ian Smith

    dishing out healthy servings of downvotes to anyone who mentions the word ‘Verizon’ in any thread on this phone

    • Guy Pierce

      Dishing out downvotes for dream crushers!

    • Bobby Cornwell

      Verizon

    • mustbepbs

      dishing out healthy servings of upvotes to anyone who mentions the word ‘Verizon’ in any thread on this phone

      • Ian Smith

        whatever, live long and prosper bro

      • https://twitter.com/paladaxar Paladaxar

        so. torn. to upvote or down vote!? I can only choose one! …part of me wants to do both :/

        • mustbepbs

          The needs of the upvote outweigh the needs of the downvote.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      So…. what you just mentioned in your own post.

      • Guy Pierce

        It rhymes with horizon right?

        • Raj Bhatt

          right?

          • Droidzilla

            OK, I actually laughed out loud at work with that one. Well played.

    • Dr_Buttballs

      Nozirev

    • Chris Hannan

      What Verizon of this phone are you going to get? 16 or 32GB?

      • Chris Hannan

        Version*

      • Franklin Ramsey

        I see what you did there.

    • brkshr

      Glad I’m not the only one annoyed with the VZW complainers!

      Put your money where your mouth is and go to a different carrier! If you guys continue to pay VZWs ridiculous prices, why would VZW have any incentive to allow Nexus or unlocked phones on their network if you guys continue to pay them?

      I left VZW over a year ago and I couldn’t be happier.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        Well I continue to pay them because AT&T and T-mobile have little to no service in my area. Some of us don’t have a choice.

        • brkshr

          Was waiting for this comment… I get that. I really do. But does it do any good to CONSTANTLY complain about it on sites like this? Apparently not, it’s been going on for at least 2 years now with no sign of giving a sh*t on VZWs part. Accept the fact that it’s not going to happen and move on.

          I also suspect that the subject is an easy karma maker for some and that’s a huge reason there are so many comments about it. People get their day of internet popularity…

          • MikeSaver

            you just don’t know what it’s like!!!!

          • brkshr

            I do! I was a VZW customer for 16 years (before they were even Verizon). I left VZW last year after having the GNex with horribly delayed updates (yes I used custom ROMs, but the radios/binaries still needed updating). Then, when VZW was the only carrier in the world the lock the bootloader on the Galaxy S3, that was a pretty clear sign of their intentions. So I jumped ship and couldn’t be happier with my Nexus 4 and I can’t wait for the Nexus 5.

          • MikeSaver

            Oh God, I’m so envious of you.

            I want to switch to AT&T but literally they have dead spots in the two sections of Boston I need service – my apartment and my office.

            At least according to the Coverage Map app.

            Also the whole unlimited data thing is a factor.

          • brkshr

            That’s too bad. If it wasn’t for the unlimited data, I would say to open a line with AT&T and try the 14 day trial period out. But I get the unlimited data thing as well. Especially, now that I pay out the nose for 5GB with AT&T.

          • LionStone

            I’m keeping my vzw unlimited, gonna test At&t and if it’s good, open a work line with cheapest data tier, when I need more just use my vzw phone as a hotspot. Strip down to cheapest minute plan on vzw phone.

          • Skittlez

            who did you transfer to? i plan on selling my G2 and going to T-mobile for the Nexus 5 in december.

          • brkshr

            I ended up on AT&T. I tried Straight Talk (AT&T sim) and their data cap wasn’t high enough for me at 2.5GB. When they throttle you, you’re going to wish that you didn’t have data at all, it’s so slow. So I went to T-Mobile, but where I live their service sucks. T-Mo is pretty much only good in city limits. If T-Mo gets good service in your area I would go that way. Now I pay $100/month for AT&T 5GB and I usually get better reception than my GFs VZW phone around here.

          • Skittlez

            yea, i’m probably going to do that. i already tried out the nexus 4 on t-mobile and had nothing but awesome service everywhere i went, and that was with HSPA+ and i know LTE is available around here now. With fallback to HSPA+, i don’t really think i’ll miss verizon that much. i just don’t want to be limited on my phone choices and phone features. $73 unlimited everything on t-mobile is amazing to me, and if wifi calling is available on the Nexus 5, that will be incredible. Plus, from what my cousin tells me, i can still get a discount on my bill for being with law enforcement so that would bring me down to around $62 a month.

          • brkshr

            Sounds like a good plan to me. Especially if you already know you get good T-Mo service.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Hence why I don’t complain that it isn’t coming to Verizon. Doesn’t stop me from wanting/wishing it would though.

          • brkshr

            Thank you sir!

          • Ian Smith

            so conflicted. still says Verizon. downvote! eat it!

          • Franklin Ramsey

            It’s ok, I down voted yours that had it in there! lol It’s the spirit of the post that matters!

      • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

        I’d like to vote to disable anonymous downvoting. It’d stop the trolls.

        • Blue Sun

          I downvoted you. Just because :p

          • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

            Half of DL downvotes me just because. haha It’s all good.

          • Blue Sun

            I agree with most of the stuff you post on here. I don’t agree that VZW will make VoIP as easy as everyone hopes it will be. They will do their best to keep their network locked down as long as possible.

          • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

            I don’t know how they’d do it, though. Part of their FCC agreement when they got that 700 MHz spectrum was to allow open devices on the band. So unless they launch VoLTE exclusively on the AWS band (not likely), they have to allow unlocked phones by law.

        • Ian Smith

          i agree, i want people to know that it’s me who’s downvoting them – especially Tim

      • http://techonblogger.ward.pro/ Stynkfysh

        I switched to T-Mobile from VZ about a month and a half ago and have not noticed the service being inferior. I have been overjoyed with being able to put Netflix movies on during long car trips without huge data charges, however.

  • a3uge

    So Canadians have Halloween on November 8th?

    • TMKvamme

      Yeah, They have Thanksgiving early but Halloween late. Its an odd trade-off.

      • John

        You’re kidding right? They have Thanksgiving in October and Halloween on Oct.31st, not in November.

        • Klinger

          SMH…

          • John

            Klinger, Klinger, where did your mother and I go wrong?

    • drjimcooper

      I think they call it “Boxing Day”

      • a3uge

        Ah, I miss the days of Holyfield and Tyson. The Canadians must really get into that stuff.

      • Col_Angus

        Actually, that’s December 26th, but we’re arguing semantics.

    • zwade

      TIL

    • michael arazan

      But October is Canadian’s ThanksGiving Month, they have something to be quite thankful for. Just as thankful as men in the US for slutty halloween costumes

  • Ben Murphy

    Wouldn’t it be a huge twist if somehow Verizon ended up with this? Yeah, caviar dreams.

    • Ronald Bernard

      That would suck since I just got the Moto X beleiving this would never see the light of day on the big V…

      • Franklin Ramsey

        See, when you say it like “big V” it makes it sound like something wonderful instead of Big Red… which is horrifying.

      • Wyatt Neal

        “big V” sounds like a way to covertly describe a venereal disease when you’re at the water cooler. Like “Man, I had a great weekend and all, but I just know I came back with the big V.”

    • Dan DeMarco

      Lol @ all of your down votes

    • Frettfreak

      RIGHT! So everyone can come back here next year talking about how VZW screwed it all up again! Probably better if it doesnt. I dont know if people would actually leave to get the nexus, but that would be awesome if they did. lol

      • 5and7

        im leaving :)

  • Guest

    Less than a week!

    • JoshGroff

      The gif is so much better.

      • Buur

        Ya it was a complete post fail on my part. Tried to delete and no dice.

        • Stewie

          If you worked out you would look like this:

        • JoshGroff

          Yeah, once it’s attached, you’re done for. And of course you can’t officially delete a post, it just gets marked as guest.

  • Ian Smith

    Too good to be true

  • Godzilla

    Announced and released on Halloween in the play store.

    • Ian Smith

      usually they send out invites for a press conference though, still haven’t seen that. maybe they’ll shake things up a bit…. who knows

      • Travillion

        I know the last two Nexus events they sent out invites and both times the scheduled broadcast was canceled, resulting in an online announcement (Steve Jobs death and Hurricane Sandy). Perhaps this year they figured, “what the heck, why plan a big expensive event that won’t happen?”

        • Ian Smith

          damn i didn’t realize that, would be cool!

    • Guy Pierce

      And on Verizon! What… I can dream can’t I!

      • panicswhenubered

        Trick or treat….. TRICK!

  • Derek Duncan

    Paul Modaco seems to have inside info as well. He says we should have the phone IN OUR HANDS this time next week. Anticipate that to mean early next week release.

    • Greyhame

      This time next week is after the 31st, so that lines up.

      • Derek Duncan

        yea that’s what i said. just so now we have multiple reports.