Desperate to find news on the Nexus 5 (there really isn't any), I scoured YouTube & found the video below from CTN. All speculation, but still a little fun to think about.
CTN: Release likely in Q4 this year.
Me: All I know is that's it's not happening this month, and it's unlikely to be next month. Everything after that is fair game.
CTN: Running Android Key Lime Pie
Me: That's a plausible & likely prediction.
CTN: Hardware will compete and/or be similar to the LG Optimus G2, Galaxy S4, or the HTC One.
Me: LG and Google knocked it out of the park with the Nexus 4, and I see no reason they would switch to a new manufacturer. There's also speculation that Motorola is on the table. That said, is it just me, or is Google always slightly behind everyone else in terms of specs? The Nexus 4 is a solid device, with a decent screen, but it could still be better under the hood.
CTN: 5" full HD display that could possibly be based on the fact that it's called the Nexus 5.
Me: I highly doubt that. The idea that there's a relationship between the naming convention and screen size is sketchy. If that theory held true, would we see a 6" screen on the Nexus 6? I think not. If it is 5", I will have to decline it. 4.7" is already ridiculous enough that it gets me weird stares from people. At least I think that's why. Maybe it's just me in general
CTN: IPS screen at 441 pixels per inch.
Me: That's about right. I'll be drooling all over it.
CTN: Memory increase from 8GB to 16GB
Me: That would be totally unacceptable. They need to offer a 32GB model or add an external SD slot, which is not likely because Google has said they will not architect their OS to support SD cards anymore. Don't get me started on their reasoning behind that decision.
CTN: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800/600, Nvidia Tegra 4, or Cortex A15.
Me: I would prefer the Tegra 4 due to its support for LTE. However, since Verizon refuses to be cool, it probably wouldn't matter in my current situation. By then, I'll be done with Verizon anyway.
CTN: A not so great 13MP camera.
Me: I really hope Google reverses their trend of pumping out crappy cameras. They've developed an awesome camera app, and it's time they stepped up to the plate, and put out an awesome camera to match. Not doing so damages the Nexus's reputation IMHO. I've argued at nauseam with some of the more techie Android fanatics out there, and most insist the Nexus is purely a developer phone, and is not targeted toward consumers, and therefore it's not necessary to include features like a great camera. I totally disagree with this. The Nexus became a consumer oriented device when they released ICS, followed by JB. I prefer the UI on the Nexus 10 time more than Sense or Touchwiz, and Google is clearly not directly targeting the ROM hackers over at XDA in these marketing videos (sorry to share so many, but I love them all).
If someone could identify the song in video number 3, I would greatly appreciate it. I'm having a brain freeze at the moment Edit: I came up with the brilliant idea of Google searching it. The song is by The Temper Trap, and is called "Sweet Disposition"
On a separate note: Google needs to fix their effing supply issues!
Anyway, here's the Nexus 5 speculation video by CTN:
The rendering at 2:00 is totally hot!
So what does everyone here think?