The LG G2 and Moto X were slashed this week at mega-e-retailer Amazon, down to $99 depending on the carrier. If you were at all interested in LG’s newest flagship (our review), which is more or less the inspiration behind the next Nexus, then you have a couple of options. Verizon’s variant will run you $99 should you sign-up for new service or just $119 with an upgrade. If AT&T is your carrier of choice, you are still looking at a slightly discounted price of $149.
You know you are getting close to the launch of a new Nexus product when retailers start trying to steal attention (and raise search engine results) by prematurely posting listings for a yet-to-be-announced device and the trolls start spamming off bait to inboxes of tech media outlets. Today, appears to be the king of days as Nexus 5 rumors are flying around these parts with media outlet after media outlet just blindly posting it all, because maybe it could all be true! (Or there are thousands of page views to be had. Yep.) Let’s address a couple, so that you’ll stop emailing them to us. (more…)
Thanks to a leaked service manual for the upcoming LG Nexus 5 that arrived over the weekend, there really is very little we don’t know about the phone outside of a release date and price. Well, the name “Nexus 5″ is still not yet 100% confirmed, meaning Google could end up going “Nexus 4” again like they did with the 2013 Nexus 7. We continue to see references to both names here and there. But either way, we feel as if we have a pretty good grasp on all things new Nexus phone.
Below, we’ve put together the most recent set of specs, pulled from FCC documents and the service manual. None of this is official until Google announces the phone, it’s simply info gathered from a number of leaks. (more…)
Flexible displays are all the rage these days for smartphones, with Samsung and LG battling to get theirs to market first and then onto devices. LG, as of late last night, is claiming that their flexible OLED is the first to be ready for mass production. In a press release, LG says that they already have a 6-inch flexible OLED that weighs just 7.2g and is only 0.44mm thick. (more…)
Well, here is a bountiful leak on a Saturday night. Take a look at the Nexus 5 official service manual (LG-D821), which gives us just about every dirty detail you could ask for outside of a release date and price. We’ve included the 281-page document for you below in case you are at home tonight chillin’. We’re out and about, but will have more tomorrow. (more…)
Last month, it was reported that Samsung would announce a brand new device with a curved display during the month of October, and according to a recent statement from Samsung’s CEO during a Q3 financial call, the device could be announced as soon as next week. Further speculation points to the idea that it could be an extremely limited curved-display Galaxy Note 3 (review here). This has yet to be confirmed by Samsung, but if that is the case and you thought the Note 3 was already too awkward to hold, imagine it with a curved display. (more…)
A member of MacRumors forums (of all places) under the name weespeed posted the picture above this afternoon, which he claims is of the new LG Nexus 5. The forum poster mentioned that he was able to hold the device, that it is smaller than the G2, and feels a lot like the Nexus 7. He also mentioned that the display is just “Ok” and not as good as the Galaxy Note 3′s, but that it did have small bezels.
The phone looks a heck of a lot like the device we have seen in a Googler’s hands, at the FCC, and at a high-school party, so it could very well be the newest picture to date. Unlike the FCC screw-up, though, we are seeing the return of the vertical “Nexus” logo that mimics the logo of the Nexus 7. (more…)
A 10MB log file obtained by the folks at MyCE over the weekend has given us a screenshot of the LG Nexus 5 running Android 4.4 under its codename of Key Lime Pie and build KRS74H. As seen in the screenshot, we’re looking at a black notification bar with grey icons, similar to what was seen on allegedly leaked pictures of Kit Kat (official name of Android 4.4) and an official Google Keyboard screenshot. Other than that, the Android 4.4 news is light. What we do have, though, is a potential confirmation on Nexus 5 specs, which were gathered throughout lines of text in this log file. (more…)