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The fifth-generation Nexus smartphone will tip up in October and will run Kit Kat out of the box, reports indicate, in news to alert vanilla Android-fanciers the world over.

According to sources cited by Taiwanese tech-business site DigiTimes, the Android 4.4-powered Nexus 5 will be manufactured by LG on Google’s behalf and will offer a feature set closely in line with the LG G2.

Google Nexus 5 leaked image

That means it’ll likely pack a five-inch Full HD screen, 4G LTE network connectivity and a Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.

Previous leaks, which gave us the spy snap above, also suggest it will offer wireless charging, a hard-wearing ruggedised back and a new look camera.

A slightly disappointing 2300 mAh battery is on board too. But I guess you can’t have everything given that Google is likely to once again pitch the otherwise fairly lavishly specc’d handset at the mid-range market.

Google’s decision to dispense with its convention of using generic snacks as titles for software updates and brand Android 4.4 as 'Kit Kat' follows a landmark, cross-promotional deal with confectioners Rowntrees.

What the update will bring to the platform isn’t yet known. But the fact that Google opted to give it the number '4.4' rather than '5.0' implies it won’t be a huge upgrade.



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