It’s a great time of the year if you are into your smartphones because we not only have the Galaxy Note 3 on the way, but also a new iPhone. However, there has been speculation of a Nexus 5 release this October, and while this sounds like great news for Nexus fans, it isn’t if you are a Verizon customer because the Verizon Nexus 5 launch is in doubt
If this is true then it makes us feel a little bad offering details of a recent render, which was made following a video showing what is believed to be the new Nexus 5, which should be the first device to run Android 4.4 KitKat.
From what we can make out going by a recent article on Phones Review, it seems the Nexus 5 will not make it to Verizon, which would be a repeat of last year, as Verizon customers did not get their hands on the Nexus 4 either. The reason for this is because the current model is not compatible with Verizon, and neither will the Nexus 5 be, well that is according to an FCC filing.
We all know about Verizon’s CDMA technology and so there is no need to go into it, but we do find it strange why Google and their manufacturing partner for the Nexus 5 will not make it compatible with Verizon?
Having said that, the device seen in the video and in a recent FCC filing might not be the Nexus 5, and the rumors that it may be based on the LG G2 could be true. If this were the case then the Nexus 5 would come to Big Red because the LG G2 is.
There is even the possibility that we will not see a Nexus 5 device at all this year and rather a 2014 Nexus 4 2 instead, and if this were the case then we are not even certain if it will be LG or Motorola making the handset?
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