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The new Google Nexus 5 powered by Android Kitkat

The Nexus family of android smartphones and tablets expanded today when Google announced the release of its latest flagship Android smartphone. The Nexus 5 gets its name from its 5 inch screen and comes running the next iteration of Android. Android 4.4 or “Kitkat” provides many improvements over the previous versions the most notably being it is ability to run of lower end devices and better power management.

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Below is an except from Google’s announcement post:

Along with our sweet naming tradition, we also introduce a new device with each platform release to showcase the latest Android innovations. For KitKat, we partnered with LG to develop Nexus 5 — the slimmest and fastest Nexus phone ever made. Its design is simple and refined to showcase the 5″ Full HD display. Nexus 5 also keeps you connected at blazing speeds with 4G/LTE and ultra fast wifi. The advanced new lens on Nexus 5 captures more light for brighter night and sharper action shots. And with optical image stabilization, you no longer have to worry about shaky hands and blurry pictures. A new HDR+ mode automatically snaps a rapid burst of photos and combines them to give you the best possible single shot. Learn more on our site.

Nexus 5 is available today, unlocked and without a contract, on Google Play in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Korea (and coming soon to India), starting at $349. Just in the time for the holidays, Nexus 5 will be available soon at the following retailers: Sprint, T-Mobile, Amazon, Best Buy and RadioShack. – Android for all and the new Nexus 5

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CNET has done a good job providing a synopsis of the new Nexus 5 as well as some of the added features that Android 4.4 Kitkat brings. I only just got the Android 4.3 update for my Samsung Galaxy S4 a few days ago, I wonder how long before I get KitKat?

More details on the Nexus 5 and ordering information

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