Google Nexus 5 with Android KitKat 4.4 has been launched. The price of Nexus 5 Android KitKat 4.4 in India will be Rs. 28,999. The Smartphone was launched on Thursday in an aim to compete with other high-end devices like the iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, HTC One X as well as Samsung Galaxy S4.
The phone has been listed on the India web site of Google Play. The phone has been tagged as ‘coming soon’. The Nexus 5 that was highly anticipated is another addition to the Nexus line from the house of Google.
The latest phone from Google comes with the latest version of the OS as well – the Kitkat version of Android. The new OS is tweaked to support a whole range of mobile handsets that is built with Google’s free software.
Sundar Pichai, who is the head of the Android and Chrome teams, said about Nexus 5 that with the new OS, it can ship across almost all the versions of the Smartphones in the next year. Pichai further added that there is a novel way of reaching billion people and that can happen with the latest Android version.
If you remain stuck with the older versions of the Android OS, you are pretty much likely to lose out on the upgrades brought out by Google. The war between Apple and Google, at times raises its head as Apple takes pride in saying that their users have of the iPods, iPhones and iPads have the latest version of the iOS, when there are many Android users who are still with the older OS versions.
The changes that are seen in KitKat are that the OS is tuned for working with even limited memory availability. This means the phones that have lesser memory or where buyers are always looking for budget phones, the KitKat should be a boon for them.
The Nexus 5 key specifications at a glance:
Display: 5 inch full HD screen
Processor: 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
Camera (Rear): 8MP with a novel lens that can absorb more light
OS: Android KitKat 4.4
Storage: 16GB or 32GB (internal)
Features: Wireless charging, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC
Price: Rs. 28,999