As predicted by several sources, Google’s new Nexus 5 smartphone has launched and is now available through two models. This is an actual launch this time, not another mistake by Google!

Sharing many of its guts with the LG G2, the Nexus 5 sports a 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 800 processor, LTE support, 2300mAh battery, an 8MP camera that was developed to correct small hand movements and reduce blur, and tight Google integration, with Google search and Google Now available directly from the home screen. The phone also operates on Android 4.4 KitKat. Unlike its LG G2 cousin, the Nexus 5 takes the more conventional approach, placing the power and volume buttons on the sides.

The sizes available are 16GB and 32GB and cost $349 and $399, respectively. Both versions come in black or white. For comparison, the 16GB model of the newest iPhone 5S costs $649. Sundar Pichai, the head of Google’s Android business, calls the Nexus 5 a “cutting-edge device at an incredible price.”

The Google and LG collaboration is available now through the Google Play Store. And, of course, it’s fully unlocked to work on just about every carrier (unless you’re using Verizon).

via USA Today

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