Motorola Nexus 5 release date, rumors, news, specs, and features

It has been tipped that the Nexus 5 will be coming in the market in the fourth quarter of 2013 and rumours are that it will be manufactured by Motorola.

A known Motorola tipster, Taylor Wimberly, has used the social networking platform Google+ to hint that Motorola would be manufacturing the next Nexus iteration and it would be launched in Q4.

His post read, “’Motorola will release a Nexus smartphone in Q4 (that is not the Moto X).”

Most of Taylor’s previously rumoured news about Motorola’s new smartphone Moto X proved to be true so it is quite possible that even these rumours are true.


The current plan sounds like Motorola will be releasing a standalone Nexus device, with a 5 inch display, rather than launching the stock version of the Moto X, i.e., the Google edition.

At the launching ceremony of the Moto X, Motorola hinted that it was working on manufacturing cheaper range of devices, and everyone knows that the Nexus family lies at the lower end of the price scale.

However, now the question is that will Google go for a new Nexus smartphone with a 5 inch display or will it prefer refreshing its original Nexus 4.

LG has denied all the rumours about manufacturing anymore Nexus devices. Other manufactures that may be interested in manufacturing the new Nexus devices include Samsung and even HTC, both of which have their own Nexus editions of their devices available in the market.

Some of the rumoured features of the Nexus 5 include a 5-inch display with full HD support, Android Key Lime Pie, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor quad core chip and 2 GB RAM.