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The Nexus 5 is Now Available on the Google Play Store

Made to capture the moments that matter.

The Nexus 5 is finally available on the Google Play Store for $349 unlocked and off contract. The phone comes in two models featuring two colors: 16GB and 32GB ($399) both available in black and in white.

The Nexus 5 will be the first device ever to run Android 4.4 KitKat. The new OS improves on the overall Android experience. One standout feature is the “Always Listening” mode that was first showcased in Google Glass and later in the Moto X. Instead of saying, “Okay Glass” or “Okay Google Now,” the new phrase falls in between the simplicity of the two only requiring the user to say, “Okay Google.”

The command, as well as a swipe left from the main page or from the bottom of the screen, will bring up Google Now, Google’s on board assistant akin to Apple’s Siri albeit smarter, faster and having greater functionality. KitKat is designed to span across devices past, present and future, something that will reduce the fragmentation Android is infamous for by quite a bit. Requiring only 512MB of RAM, we can see KitKat span across not only phones and tablets, but a Google smartwatch and Google Glass someday soon.

KITKAT IS DESIGNED TO SPAN ACROSS DEVICES PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE…

Visually KitKat has changed the way the OS looks as well, giving it a more colorful presentation, something iOS 7 brought to iPhone users. The menu bar is now translucent giving a better, fuller view of the wallpaper and also features a subtle animation when opening the app drawer which too has a translucent background. The dialer is also brighter and actually features search functionality allowing users to search for nearby restaurants and businesses.

Android 4.4 KitKat

KitKat and all its chocolate-y goodness.

The Nexus 5 possesses a near 5-inch full 1080p display with a pixel density of 445ppi. The phone does house a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz processor, an Adreno 330 450MHz chip and 2GB of RAM. The cameras are decent with a 1.3MP front-facing camera and an 8MP rear camera with the same image optical stabilization technology found in the LG G2. Google really seems to be fixated on the camera, given that the first ad for the device is all about it and its features.

Source: Google Play

About Dev Allen (136 Articles)
I'm a robot, majoring in happiness and minoring in personality. I generated YouNerded.com and TheFutureBeat.com. A boy has no name, but you can follow him @NerdDot.

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