No one knows when the Nexus 5 will launch, but that hasn't stopped people from releasing several rumors about when to expect the latest Google-powered Android smartphone to go on sale.
The leaked images and tidbits about the Google Nexus 5 have been more than just a collection of drips in recent weeks. We now know the key specs for the device, what it will look like, and now, courtesy of a premature product listing on Google Play, we even know the price.
Google has plenty of reasons to smile based on today's earnings report of $14.9 billion, a 12 percent increase compared to same period last year. Motorola, the company that Google paid $12.5 billion to acquire in 2011, was not among them.
Google is expected to remove the veil from the LG-made Nexus 5 and the new Android 4.4 KitKat software soon. A treasure trove of leaked photos provide evidence of what to expect when the announcement arrives.
Quickoffice, a mobile app suite for Android and iOS made by a company Google acquired last year, is now available on Android and iOS at no cost. The Google Drive team today revealed that Quickoffice can now be used to edit or create Microsoft Office Documents.
The Google Nexus 7 debuted in the summer as a well-received Wi-Fi tablet. Fans of Google's latest tablet, built in partnership with ASUS, can now extend their connectivity options to include 4G LTE. Google is now selling an LTE-compatible Nexus device that works with AT&T or T-Mobile.
A new Google Wallet Android app is rolling out now that should make the mobile payments and storage app more useful for sending money and monitoring rewards or discounts through a smartphone.
Judging by Google's recent history, a new Nexus device should arrive within a few months, but there have been no signs that a new device is on the way. The FCC may have just given us our first look at the LG-made, Google-approved Nexus 5.
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt revealed in April that Android was nearing its 1 billionth device activation, and the phone or tablet that broke the billion-device barrier is now in use. Today, Google confirmed that the next round of billion devices will begin with "KitKat."
AT&T was the only carrier that blocked Google Hangouts when the revamped video and text messaging service launched in May. The carrier quickly issued a statement saying it would support video calling over 3G and 4G networks but it never delivered on the promise - until now.