Rumor: Nexus 5 and Android 4.4, KitKat, Not Launching Until November



The Nexus 5 has been rumored to be launching in October for a long time now and the KitKat Twitter account has been making all sorts of hints that it's coming then but now, we're hearing that the Nexus 5 and KitKat won't be launching until next month. Of course, this is jut another rumor but, according to Phones Review the Nexus 5 and KitKat have been delayed and neither will be launching until next month. That doesn't mean that Google won't be going ahead with whatever press event they even planned to unveil the new Nexus and their latest version of the OS but, it does mean that the devices themselves won't be shipping until a later date.

How reliable is this rumor? Well, not very if we're honest but, a delay is relatively likely. After all, that would explain why we've seen the device leak out so many times now, see it pass through the FCC and yet we've heard nothing from Google on the subject. In fact, the press event that they're holding later on today is apparently going to focus on the Play Store and that no hardware is to be announced. Could it be that Google and LG aren't ready to throw the Nexus 5 out for sales just yet?


According to the rumor, it seems that LG has lobbied for this delay as they want to be able to launch the Nexus 5 alongside their upcoming LG G Flex. We're assuming that they'd want to do this because the Nexus 5 would detract from the G Flex. After all, the Nexus 4 has proven to be a very popular smartphone and in some cases, it took away from the Optimus G's limelight. Whatever the reason for this delay, we're pretty sure that Google still want to get the Nexus 5 and KitKat out there as soon as possible, perhaps they just need a little more time in the oven.

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