INTERNET GIANT Google's Nexus 5 is finally here, confirming months worth of rumours leading up to its launch.
Unveiled alongside Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system, and with a price-tag that's almost £200 lower than similarly-specced devices, the Nexus 5 is clearly out to challenge the likes of iPhone 5C and Samsung Galaxy S4.
We've rounded up everything you need to know about Google's Nexus 5 smartphone. Keep this page bookmarked to keep on top of all of the Nexus 5 release date, price and availability details.
Google's Nexus 5 is everything we expected it to be, thanks to a host of rumour and speculation building up to the handset launch.
The smartphone, despite its mid-range price, features top-end specifications, including a 4.95in HD 1080p display, a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system.
The LG-built phone will also features dual 8MP and 1.3MP cameras, integrated NFC, support for wireless charging, LTE, a 2,330mAh battery and Bluetooth 4.0. We are also expecting the phone to be available in both black and white models, and it will be available in 16GB and 32GB storage versions.
Google isn't messing around with the Nexus 5, and after unveiling the phone on Halloween, the firm has said that the firm will be made available just one day later on 1 November. It will be available to buy from Google Play, and a number of operators and third party retailers.
In terms of availability however, it seems Google is already struggling with stock. Orders placed now will ship on 8 November, whereas it was initially offering delivery within one to two days.
Those buying from Google Play can pick up the 16GB Google Nexus 5, in black, for £299, while the 32GB model will fetch £339.
Carphone Warehouse has also treated us to some pay monthly pricing, although this works out much more expensive than picking up the handset upfront. For those after a 4G Nexus 5, the retailer will be offering it on £32 and £37 O2 tariffs, which come with 1GB and 2GB of data, respectively.
Three's pricing is similar, with the firm offering the Nexus 5 on its One Plan for £49 on a 24 month £35 contract, which comes with unlimited data. Once the network switches on its 4G network, this will be rolled out for free.
O2 has also been in touch, revealing that it will exclusively be offering the 32GB model. µ
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