Nexus 5

Annie isn’t happy with her iPhone, and still has a year left on her contract. With that in mind, I’ve been considering how we can move her to a platform that she would potentially enjoy more, and one that I could help her with.

I have never owned an iPhone, and don’t have much experience with it, and when she has issues, I can’t do much more than Google searches to help her.

Google should be releasing their new Nexus 5 soon, and within the next twelve months, Annie and I will purchase one for her. It’ll likely be under four hundred dollars to purchase one straight out, no contract, and that makes it reasonable compared to many other smartphones that are selling for five to seven hundred dollars off contract.

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What makes the Nexus 5 so special is that it will have stock Android on it, and will receive updates faster than my Samsung Galaxy S3.

There have been so many specification leaks on the Nexus 5 that we know just about everything about the phone before its release.

It will have a:

  • 4.95″ Screen
  • 8MP Camera
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Snapdragon 800 Processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal Storage

The disadvantages are that Google will likely not include an SD card slot, nor a removable battery, but that isn’t of huge importance for non-power users, of which I would consider myself part of at this point.

In the end, it should be an interesting release. I’ve been hearing rumours about it for a year now, and almost every week there is an article saying it will launch any time now. Many people think that a delay in Android 4.4 is holding up the device as the Nexus device will ship with the new operating system.

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