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Nexus 4 LTE Bluetooth SIG suggests 5 is near

Nexus 4 LTE Bluetooth SIG suggests 5 is near

The LG-made Nexus 5 is right around the corner - more signs of the release of this device appear every day. Today's clue comes from the Bluetooth regulatory station showing off a Nexus 4 with 4G LTE connectivity - a device that's not existed on the market yet. This release - alongside the fact that the LG Nexus 5 has been teased more than a few times over the past few weeks - suggests a two-tiered smartphone release system for Google Play from here on out.

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Google Nexus 5 product shot surfaces on Google Play

Google Nexus 5 product shot surfaces on Google Play

Earlier today, press renders of the Nexus 5 surfaced via Canadian carrier Telus, something that has paled in comparison to the latest image available. Today on the Google Play Store, the Nexus 5 has appeared in part, with an image being visible but nothing more than an error happening when the link is clicked. We've got a high-res shot after the jump.

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Nexus 5 press renders arrive from Canada

Nexus 5 press renders arrive from Canada

We have seen Nexus 5 leaks coming out of countries around the world. Just in recent days there was a sighting in France and Russia and as of today it looks like Canada. One difference with this latest leak though, instead of looking at in-the-wild style images, we are seeing what appears to be the press renders. Specifically, the press renders for Canadian mobile carrier Telus.

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Nexus 5 photos appear in Russia

Nexus 5 photos appear in Russia

It would seem that the LG-made Nexus 5 is ready to launch in several European countries as it's appeared in Russia (today) as well as France and Italy over the past several days. What we're seeing today is a back view as well as a right-side view and a couple of front views of this soon-to-be-revealed machine, also known as one of the most leaked smartphones of the year, easily. Here we're finding a slightly modified smartphone lockscreen as well.

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Android KitKat features include “always listening” expansion

Android KitKat features include “always listening” expansion

If you saw the "always listening" feature on the Moto X this summer and wondered if it would be coming to all Android devices soon, you may be in luck: a leaked build of the next version of Android, 4.4 KitKat, has a clue. This version of the software will likely be released within the next couple of weeks - or as soon as the 15th of this month - and inside is found a reference to homepage-based "ok Google Now" abilities.

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LG Nexus 5 scores GCF certification showing LTE with 150Mbps speed

LG Nexus 5 scores GCF certification showing LTE with 150Mbps speed

Following the Bluetooth SIG appearance it made earlier today, the LG Nexus 5 has scored Global Certification Forum (GCF) certification, revealing that it indeed offers high-speed LTE. The information is available via the GCF database, where the Nexus 5 is shown supporting LTE UE Category 4 with speeds up to 150Mbps download, the fastest in the category.

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Nexus 5 release imminent as Bluetooth SIG appearance foretells

Nexus 5 release imminent as Bluetooth SIG appearance foretells

We've seen the LG-made Nexus 5 from every which-way but straight from Google, and this week it's gone and appeared with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group as well. This device is showing up with Bluetooth 4.0 and fully equipped to work with the Bluetooth LE or Low Energy universe of devices, sticking in another piece to the puzzle with the re-appearance of the code-name LG-D821. This device has been tipped to use the LG G2 as its basic model, suggesting we'll be seeing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor under the hood as well.

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Android 4.4 KitKat and Nexus 5 appear in photos in Italy

Android 4.4 KitKat and Nexus 5 appear in photos in Italy

This week someone all the way over in Italy appears to have gotten their hands on a Nexus 5 running no less than Android 4.4 KitKat. This build seems to be final or certainly near-final with a collection of features we've either only heard rumors of or have never seen before. Working with build KRS92B and Kernel 3.4.0, this Nexus 5 appears to be nearly ready for showtime - and not all that unlike the Moto X.

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Nexus 5 innards spilled with extended LG document leak

Nexus 5 innards spilled with extended LG document leak

This weekend a document was spilled in part through the sharing platform Scribd, showing off the LG-made Nexus 5 in part. This document was lost for a day or two, thanking in part a couple of 404-ed webpage sources, but today we've been passed a collection of images and snaps from another internal document from what we must assume is LG's registration of the Nexus 5 smartphone on its way to final approval. Here you'll find some solid details on the device and its connective abilities.

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Nexus 5 service manual leaked as LG specs hit the rumor mill

Nexus 5 service manual leaked as LG specs hit the rumor mill

The Nexus 5 rumor mill has just received a 16-wheeler's worth of fresh-cut lumber. According to Android Police, a service manual for the LG-D821 (quite possibly one of the makes and models for the next Google Nexus smartphone) today was leaked and posted to Scribd, spilling a substantial amount of insider information about the upcoming Nexus 5.

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Nexus 5 reportedly launching last week of October with specs akin to iPhone 5s

Nexus 5 reportedly launching last week of October with specs akin to iPhone 5s

The much-anticipated Nexus 5 has surfaced in a variety of leaks, including benchmarks and a video. Last month, it was tipped by DigiTimes that the LG handset would be launching on October 14, which was a reasonable date. The folks over at Tech Radar has spoken to a source that says it will be a bit later than that, however, arriving in the last week of this month with specs akin to the iPhone 5s.

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Nexus 5 MEMS Lytro camera code a case of mistaken identity

Nexus 5 MEMS Lytro camera code a case of mistaken identity

Through some heavy digging in files sourced from a real-deal Nexus 5 in the wild, sources this week have turned up mention of what they believe was MEMS camera technology in this next-generation smartphone. Using files uncovered by Myce, the folks at Android World appear to have discovered the exact camera module (or at least part of it) that'll be used in Google's next Nexus smartphone. The Sony image sensor imx179 appears in these files, leading the blogsphere to believe - again, sourcing Android World - that they've found a perfect connection to MEMS technology - also used in the Lytro camera.

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