If you believe the rumors, Google was supposed to launch the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat as soon as next week. However, this unannounced smartphone by LG may have hit an unofficial snag.
A rumor claims that Google and LG have delayed the unveiling by a few weeks and rescheduled the launch event sometime in November. The delay could be connected to the willingness to release G Flex in November – characterized by flexible (curved) display — to counter the Samsung’s Galaxy Round.
According to the ETNews, Google has plans to approach television segment, or to enable the development of apps that run directly on the screen in your living room in the near future. Considering the recent launch of Chromecast dongle and its unprecedented success, the theory doesn’t seem so risky.
It is thought that both LG and Google are not quite ready yet to launch the device this month.
The aim can be standardizing the use of multimedia content and breaking down the distinctions that exist today between smartphones, tablets, and televisions. The obtained results are disappointing so far with the Google TV project, but it could actually have prompted the group to revise its strategy by taking the mobile ecosystem to digital home entertainment.
In addition, LG reportedly is willing to release G Flex with Android 4.4 KitKat. Meanwhile, there’s no word on an adjusted release date, although it might appear in November.
Regardless, the rumored Nexus 5 is likely to feature a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 1080p 5-inch display, an 8MP camera, a 2,300mAh battery, and of course, the Android 4.4 KitKat right out-of the box. In a recent leak, the Google Play tagged the next-gen Nexus with a starting price of $349.