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Jimmy McGee · Nov 1, 2013

Google Nexus 5 Available! Android 4.4 Detailed, and Motorola’s Project Ara Modular Phone? – XDA Developer TV

With a spooky surprise, Google finally released the ghost story that is the Google Nexus 5! That and much more news stories are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the official release of Android 4.4 Kit Kat and Google's / Motorola's modular phone venture called Project Ara. Jordan also talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an...

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Will Verduzco · Oct 31, 2013

Android 4.4 KitKat (KRT16M) Source Code Released, Factory Images and Driver Binaries Available for the Nexus 5

Remember when the Nexus 7 (2013) launched, there was drama surrounding the delayed release of factory images for the device? Thankfully, the same is not the case for the newly launched Google Nexus 5. Factory Images and Driver Binaries are now available for the device. Furthermore, the source code to Android 4.4 is also available to those looking to bring the new OS to other devices. (more…)

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Will Verduzco · Oct 31, 2013

New in Android 4.4 KitKat: Everything You Need to Know

So the long awaited Google Nexus 5 is finally here. And with the new device, comes a new version of Android: version 4.4 "KitKat." About two months ago, Google announced the name of their latest version of Android. However, not much was said about the OS, and what would be different from 4.3 Jelly Bean. This comes in stark contrast to the Nexus 5's hardware, which was pretty much a done deal seemingly forever ago. In any case, both the device and...

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Will Verduzco · Oct 31, 2013

Google Nexus 5 Finally Released! Go Get Yours Now!

After a seemingly endless barrage of leaks and rumors, it's finally here folks. The Google Nexus 5 is now available for purchase on the Google Play Store. Now pause for a second, go and order yours, and then make your way back here. Don't worry, we'll wait. As expected, the device is a powerhouse, featuring a quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor. It also packs 2 gigs of RAM and 16 gigs ($349) or 32 gigs ($399) of internal storage. This...

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Will Verduzco · Oct 31, 2013

Android 4.4 KitKat to Target Wearables, Ease Fragmentation, and Improve Support for NFC and Lower End Devices

The Google Nexus 5 is so close that we can almost taste its KitKat-laden goodness. But while the device itself has been leaked nine ways 'til Tuesday, relatively little has come to light about the device's OS, Android 4.4 KitKat. We've seen a few leaked images here and there, but we've not heard much about the key changes differentiating KitKat from the incumbent Jelly Bean. Now, Amir Efranti, over at JessicaLessin.com has managed to geta closer look at the OS. Fragmentation So...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 21, 2013

Google Nexus 5 Leaked on Play Store, International HTC One S-Off Available – XDA Developer TV

The Google Nexus 5 mistakenly appears on the Play Store! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is an article reporting that Ubuntu Touch is officially available for the Google Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and an article on how Rumrunner S-Off is now working on the international HTC One! Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer...

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Will Verduzco · Oct 18, 2013

Google Nexus 5 Mistakenly Appears on the Play Store!

You know it's coming. Heck, we even created a forum for it... before it was even officially announced---a first for us here at XDA. Now, Google dun goofed up and briefly posted a Play Store entry for the Nexus 5 earlier this evening. The Play Store listing was very quickly taken down. And now, the Nexus landing page only lists the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. Luckily, however, the listing wasn't removed quickly enough to beat the rabid F5-ing of the...

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Will Verduzco · Oct 8, 2013

Forum Added for the Google Nexus 5

You know it's coming, the excitement is building, and you can almost taste it. It's that time of year again! That's right, I'm talking about the Google Nexus 5. Technically, the device is still "just a rumor." However, with the leaked service manual, there seems to be strong indication that this device will be a true high-end powerhouse. The Google Nexus 5 will serve as the successor to the popular LG-produced Google Nexus 4. Its name can be viewed as...

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