Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has been much talked about lately as we get into the dog days of summer. While Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has shed light on the fact that it won’t release any new devices until the fall (though we have heard rumors about summer releases, like this one), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) may be searching for the upper hand, so to speak.
There’s been much anticipation about the latest editions of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Nexus devices, and the latest iteration of its Android OS. October 5th is the specific date, believed to be the date that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) will unveil its new Nexus smartphone, the Nexus 5, which would also run on the new Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie OS. May rumors discuss that this new device may be announced sometime next month.
What can we tell you about a new Nexus 5?
Well, as the name might suggest, the number indicates that it is a larger version of the Nexus 4 smartphone, and it is expected to boast a 5.2-inch full HD display. Theoretically, this would place it in the phablet space; the Nexus 5 is also expected to sport a quad-core QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) Snapdragon 800 processor.
The smartphone is expected to house a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2MP front-facing lens, a 2,700mAh battery, 3 GB of RAM and apparently LTE capability. Interestingly, there’s also speculation that it would feature one of the thinnest bezels in the market to accommodate HD resolution, the larger screen size, and consumers’ overall desire for continued portability.
Now, it usually takes new devices to inspire Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) to release its latest iteration of its OS, which of course would be the much-anticipated Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.
A couple of new features that have been consistently rumored include a “Guest Mode” so that a user can loan his or her phone to another person without fear of losing important personal information or files; plus a partition-profile feature so a user can separate personal and work profiles on the phone—something similar to the technology that Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) offers its users.