It is odd Google would launch the Nexus 5 on Halloween, but there may be some advertising they are capable of doing to boost sales on that date. Everyone is clamouring for this smartphone in the Android scene and we are sure they can put down their candy to check it out.
The Nexus 5 will launch on the Google Play store and will maintain exclusivity for a while, according to recent reports. It would not be out of the blue for Google to make sure people are buying the first batches of Nexus 5 stock from the Google Play store, it means the company does not have to go through carriers.
Carriers will get the smartphone sometime in the weeks after the Google Play launch. Considering the price tag for the Nexus 5 will be around $349 for the 16GB version and $449 for the 32GB version, we cannot see carriers being too excited, when they have to make the $0 down contract to get buyers interested.
The Nexus 5 specs are already out the bag, with released reports showing the Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 2400mAh battery, 8MP OIS CMOS camera and Android KitKat 4.4 shipping on the device, complete with LG’s build looking almost the same as the LG G2.
This will not be the only thing launching on October 31 – Google will also be looking to launch Android KitKat 4.4 and the Nexus 10. We may also see the new TV/gaming project Google has been working on, a possible successor to the failure Nexus Q.