Amazon Case Listing Points to Nexus 5 Launch Before the End of October

It's a new day. Which means that it is time for a fresh rumour regarding the release of Google Nexus 5. As usual, when dealing with rumors and deductions, a hefty side-serving of salt is required.

Today's rumor seeks to reinforce the idea of an October 28th announcement, which has been reached via a product listing on Amazon, advertising the Ringke Fusion bumper for Google Nexus 5 with availability from October 30th. This theory does seem logical when you remember that the Nexus 4 was released on October 29th last year.  The item seller (Rearth) is legitimate, with many other items up for sale, with good reviews. So this isn't a case of a rampant Nexus fan trying to pull a fast one.

We may as well have a brief look at the product's picture, which instead of including a picture of the Nexus 5, appears to be using the Nexus 4 instead. It may not mean anything other than the obvious, in that the seller didn't have access to a Nexus 5 to use in the listing.

The case itself looks to be well thought out, offering all the things you would want in a bumper case, such as:

  • Being compatible with the Google Nexus 5 (Always important when trying to relate the item to a Nexus 5 rumor)

  • Stylish with All Around Protection Design: Show off natural beauty of your phone's design.

  • Do It Yourself: Personalized Your Case Over and Over

  • The World's Thinnest, Clearest, and Hardest Hybrid case

  • New ActiveTouch Technology: The New ActiveTouch technology is design for a more natural responsive feel when pushing the volume and power button.

Is the listing just a coincidence? Is it just a sellers guess about when the Nexus 5 will be released, or is it just when stock of the item will be available to dispatch? My guess is that it is the latter explanation, that it's just a coincidence. Despite that, I do believe the Nexus 5 will be announced on October 28th.

With all the KitKat, Nexus 5, Nexus 10 and even Nexus smartwatch rumours flying around (not to mention talk of a Nexus gaming console), its important to just take an innocent product listing at face value. This is probably about as far away from being definitive proof about the LG-built Nexus 5 being released on October 28th as you can get. Or is it?

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Peter Holden

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I've been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being my first phablet. I currently carry a Samsung Galaxy S5 and a Tab S 8.4 LTE around. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, I'm an avid sports fan, enjoy travelling(currently living in the UK), and like all South Africans, I love a good BBQ (Braai).