Artem Russakovskii
8 months agoEditedPublic
Alright, guys. Looks like the original rumor I shared way back on October 2nd about the October 31st Nexus 5 launch is going to end up being spot on (

Several previously reliable sources have confirmed that the Nexus 5 (I have no information about KitKat, sorry, just sticking to N5) launch is indeed scheduled for tomorrow, October 31st.

The release should happen no later than 11am Pacific, but knowing Google, it's probably going to be between 8-8:30 and 10am. 11am is the worst case scenario.

Hold on to your butts, people, we're about to finally have lift-off!
Steve Secor8 months ago
Yes! Can't wait!+6
Thomas Zolynski8 months ago
At least this rumor terror will end.+70
Brad Breitenstein8 months ago
Hopes are officially up...+7
Mikel Sigler8 months ago
Yeah, this I actually believe, especially after the mass google apps update last night and the tie in with KitKat. Halloween makes sense, and it's obviously getting really close.+6
Stephen Tiedemann8 months ago
So is it being announced tomorrow and going on sale same day?+9
Daniel Gray8 months ago
+Kai Pays F5 time!+3
Kent Murray8 months ago
I almost did a little pee..... :-)+3
Artem Russakovskii8 months ago
+Thomas Zolynski We'll just jump to the next one. Google Watch, Google Light Switch, Google floating datacenter, Google floating Glass store, Google Teleport, oops, I said too much.+96
Will Buntin8 months ago
What +Stephen Tiedemann asked.+1
GMT +?
Kenny O8 months ago
If you're wrong will you take a KitKat to the face? +7
Mladen Kovacevic8 months ago
Trick or treat! Hope this one's a treat :)
Artem Russakovskii8 months ago
+Stephen Tiedemann On sale as far as I can tell. And retail will be allowed to sell if not the same day then the day after. But probably the same day, at least in locations that will still be open (Europe, for example, will probably have to wait for Nov 1).+11
Joe DiMartino8 months ago
So +Artem Russakovskii what about Kit Kat... Just kidding..+1
Jordan McRae8 months ago
Just so odd that there will be no press event.+4
Will Buntin8 months ago
So retail seems likely? Best Buy even?+1
Luca Comellini8 months ago
Oh man...I'll be away from home tomorrow...+1
After the Google+ event, I will find it really odd if they don't have one for a new Android version...+3
Elliot Miles8 months ago
+Artem Russakovskii A launch sans press event?+2
Jeff Andrews8 months ago
Sooo.... Is it time to start the rumor mill on the Nexus 5 (2014) version?+13
Nick Notte8 months ago
I'll believe it when I see it+1
Mark Stronge8 months ago
Why no invite? +2
Oliver Wenzel8 months ago
What timezone is Pacific exactly? Is it PST/GMT-7 ?+2
Daniel Gray8 months ago
They didn't have a full press event for the N4, mind you a certain hurricane swayed that decision. +1
Wayne Howard8 months ago
Do you know if retail locations are going to up charge the device like they did with the Nexus 4?
Ryan Legare8 months ago
Excellent, thank you for the news. How do you suppose they will announce it? In what fashion?

You are right about moving on to the next thing. Google Smartwatch or whatever will be the next thing. 

+Artem Russakovskii  Interesting story, I ran into someone today from Motorola Mobility (I work down the street from their headquaters) and they were wearing a Motorola Smart Watch. I asked her about it, and she said it was a product they tested with the Moto X, and research told them that smart watches would not be a big deal, so they scrapped the project. But she was wearing a prototype. she showed me a few features. it was the real deal
Faryaab Sheikh8 months ago
Google will be holding an event, right ?+1
Ibraheem Satti8 months ago
They toyed with our butts long enough... Waiting for sweet release
Cristi Istrate8 months ago
+Artem Russakovskii What phone is your daily driver now ?+1
Artem Russakovskii8 months ago
+Ryan Legare I have no idea, but I imagine just like last time - a bunch of blog posts, phone up for sale in the Play Store, etc. Guess they didn't care to set up a press event knowing they don't need to - the Nexus 5 and KitKat are all we'd be talking about for weeks anyway.+13
Jeffrey Kovács8 months ago
Nov 1st is a holiday in Germany!! +1
Tyler Malovetz8 months ago
+Artem Russakovskii is the launch going to be similar to the Nexus 4's with just a blog post? Or is there going to be an event that no one is talking about?+2
Kubusz Serif8 months ago
timeframe as posted by +Artem Russakovskii for Europeans: 15:00-18:00 GMT (16:00 - 19:00 Central European Time)+12
Thomas Zolynski8 months ago
+Jeffrey Kovács Not national wide. Depending how much you desire the N5, you could just travel a bit ;-)
J. Riesen8 months ago
Jared Busch8 months ago
I'm hopeful. But it just doesn't make sense to me that there was no press invites or any info AT ALL sent out to media. Doesn't add up to me at all. But I guess we'll see tomorrow. =)+3
Wojciech Skrok8 months ago
+Malthe Høj-Sunesen 9.30 Pacific Time is 17.30 Warsaw so GMT+7 :-) +1
Artem Russakovskii8 months ago
+Cristi Istrate The Note 3.+2
Artem Russakovskii8 months ago
+Tyler Malovetz I'm not aware of any events. I bet +The Verge got a nice hands-on again though.+28
nick unce8 months ago
+Mikel Sigler poz poz poz +1
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Ryan Legare8 months ago
+Artem Russakovskii Thanks. I agree, but I feel like Google should try and make it more popular, more mainstream. Or maybe they know they have a loyal following, IDK.

Check out my message about about the Motorola Smart Watch. I can tell you more if you are interested.
Ahmed Badkook8 months ago
+Artem Russakovskii UK here, so its not gonna be on sale on the play store tomorrow for us? 
Thurman J. Lewis8 months ago
nexus 7 2013 didnt have any press invites i dont think it did. about the 31st tough maybe on to something but still take it with a grain of salt just in case.
Jeffrey Kovács8 months ago
+Thomas Zolynski indeed, I could leave Baden-Württemberg and buy it in Hessen ^^;
Ronak Gandhi8 months ago
Finally. My F5 bot is ready.+2
So, if I've get it correctly: 8:30 am PST (GMT-7) is 4:30 pm here, in Spain (GMT+1). Good =)+3
Raj Bhatt8 months ago
+Ibraheem Satti dude you gotta tell the police if someone toyed with your butt without permission.

Bring on the Nexus 5!
Artem Russakovskii8 months ago
+Ahmed Badkook That's a good question, I don't know, sorry. It'd be nice of Google to organize a simultaneous multi-country launch, but I really have no info about that.+4
Matthew O'Sullivan8 months ago
+Artem Russakovskii Any idea WHERE it'll be sold? I'd love to be able to go over to, say, best buy instead of waiting for a play store order delivery.+3
Chris Towne8 months ago
Awesome! +1
Daniel Gray8 months ago
I really can't see a worldwide launch being on the cards. We've all seen how that works out for Google. I think they should stagger it slightly to let supply meet demand.+1
Artem Russakovskii8 months ago
+Thurman J. Lewis The 2013 Nexus 7 was announced at a press event. Remember +Hugo Barra holding it up?
Andrew Fadeev8 months ago
At this point I refuse to get excited about this. N5/KitKat will be released when it will be released. We'll all know it then, no minute later. +1
Kai Pays8 months ago
+Daniel Gray I'll wear that Damn key out! +1
Coen van Deelen8 months ago
Will Buntin8 months ago
I'm wondering if they are holding the Hangouts update until either the N5 and/or KitKat debut.
Michael Carroll8 months ago
+Artem Russakovskii doesn't The Verge have a podcast tomorrow? I believe their 100th, in fact. +1
Daniele Casarini8 months ago
Very thanks! So tomorrow launch will be only for us resident?
Any news for poor european?
Parhum Farzad8 months ago
Great work Artem! AndroidPolice has been a beacon of hope in the wasteland that is Android news sites. +1
Nicholas Ordonez8 months ago
+Artem Russakovskii Does that mean it will be available for sale tomorrow or just announced and on sale another day?
Armand H.8 months ago
+Daniel Gray by not releasing in in some parts of the world you are not diminishing demand but further diminishing supply!
Armand H.8 months ago
+Daniel Gray by not releasing in in some parts of the world you are not diminishing demand but further diminishing supply!
Jason Sick8 months ago
+Artem Russakovskii What are your thoughts on the Nexus 10 being announced in conjunction with the Nexus 5? I've been holding out on buying a tablet and as a Nexus 4 owner, I'm almost more excited for the N10 release...+3
Tommy Nunno8 months ago
Hope to see kit Kat tomorrow. Even better I would love to see it on AOSP you listening +Google
Jon Keller8 months ago
* cancels tomorrow's lunch plans *
(* is in US Eastern time so the above makes sense *)
Oliver Wenzel8 months ago
#holoween  +6
shahrukh khan8 months ago
Hi there
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Nicholas Daniels8 months ago
+Jon Keller same here lol.

Damn, not sure if I should try a retail store or just go the guarantee way of the play store. If I take the chance of a retail store after work, might be sold out there and in the play store...
Zach Mauch8 months ago
no event?
Eduardo Diosdado8 months ago
So I will be able to purchase tomorrow???
Artem Russakovskii8 months ago
+Jason Sick Not a chance. Plus, why would they combine the two into one launch if they can spread out the fun and get way more publicity? +6
Patrick Munits8 months ago
This Halloween my wallet is not safe!
Taz Hoque8 months ago
Finally, not that I'm getting the nexus 5 but I just want kit kat on my nexus 7 1st gen and actually like the new look of kit kat and hopefully it will sort the slowness of my n7 though I doubt it but kit kat was rumoured to be more friendly and optimised for lower spec devices so fingers crossed. +1
Thurman J. Lewis8 months ago
oh yeah you right i forgot all about that i only remember him holding up that play store edition phone and saying "thats all i got"
Tafka Wac8 months ago
+Artem Russakovskii YOU. DA. MAN.
Wout Schroyen8 months ago
+Artem Russakovskii they did release the nexus 4 and nexus 10 simultaneously last year, so it is possible. However, there are very few leaks compared with the nexus 5 so I am also thinking the nexus 10 won't release tomorrow.
Glen Davidson8 months ago
+Artem Russakovskii isn't it strange that google doesn't want to show of 4.4? has google been this quiet before regarding Nexus/New Android Versions?+1
Navjot Batra8 months ago
Do you think the kit kat OTA will start tomorrow as well?
John Wilson8 months ago
This works out great considering my case was already delivered today!
Andrew Tomkins8 months ago
Martin Filomeno8 months ago
I get off work at 10am est hopefully I can get home in time :-)
Bill Dyehouse8 months ago
+Artem Russakovskii keep up the good work chief
Inderpreet Kang8 months ago
Can't wait to see Nexus 5 in my hands..
Kashif Nazir8 months ago
+Faisle Ali the end is near!
Matt Raye8 months ago
So, evleaks was wrong?
Nick Vitone8 months ago
+Matt Raye no, its supposed to be announcement tomorrow and in our hands on the 1st
Artem Russakovskii8 months ago
+Matt Raye evleaks could still be right since there was no time zone listed. +1
Matt Raye8 months ago
Ah, good point.
William Crowe8 months ago
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Masson Liang8 months ago
What about Nexus 10?
Shamus Murray8 months ago
I love live streams though +2
Martin Filomeno8 months ago
+Artem Russakovskii so to be clear it's expected to go on sale what time in New York?
Arpit Patel8 months ago
So no event? well as long as is updated with android 4.4 and nexus 5 is on the playstore to purchase im good. tmrw sounds good so we can have it 2 days later+1
Julio Lagara8 months ago
I hope they do pre-orders. If they don't, play store will have its problems as years past.
kashifnawaz kashif8 months ago
Carmen Herrera8 months ago
Terry Saunders8 months ago
You know this is going to happen because I really need a new phone (VZW Galaxy Nexus) and I have meetings all day tomorrow.
Matthew DiGiacomo8 months ago
+Artem Russakovskii so when are they going to announce it? Or are they just going to put it up for sale?
Matthew DiGiacomo8 months ago
+Terry Saunders Planning on switching carries? Because the Nexus 5 isn't going to be on Verizon+1
Terry Saunders8 months ago
+Matthew DiGiacomo Yes.  I figure I will go on T-Mobile prepaid.  If it has LTE which I believe it does I will be fine.  I have the T-Mobile iPhone through work and honestly I have a better signal and faster speed.
As far as I know, the Nexus 4 device from the US was able to work in the EU (same GSM/3G frequencies). If I buy the Nexus 5 in the US Google Play (I am student in the US), will it be able to work with GSM/3G from Europe?+1
Daniele Casarini8 months ago
Very thanks! So tomorrow launch will be only for us resident?
Any news for poor european?
faith white8 months ago
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robby hart8 months ago
So what's Nexus and why are you so worked up about it? A better name maybe is Lastus. As in the last upgrade as it will continue being able to cope, whatever it is.
faith white8 months ago
Tommy Nunno8 months ago
So looking at nexus devices and updates.I imagine. the Nexus 7 (12,13) Nexus 10, Nexus4, galaxy nexus will all see 4.4. don't think the nexus s will make the cut.+1
Keenan Hansen8 months ago
kitkat+Android= Halloween. trick or treat.
Allen Edmonds8 months ago
Take off bitches!
Aleister Crowley8 months ago
What are the new features? Why doesn't Google innovate anymore?
Tommy Nunno8 months ago
google now... glass.... self driving cars.... hot air balloon wifi...  they innovate all the time +3
FRAN CUBE8 months ago
Aleister Crowley8 months ago
+Tommy Nunno the phone comes with glass and a self-driving car? Damn...

In case you didn't notice I was joking all the anti-iPhone hate.
Richard Nunez8 months ago
William Diaz8 months ago
sigh I've heard the rumors and I'm giving up on this device now. I'd rather give my money to a company that has a definitive launch date and real device ready to go than support Google and their rumors of launches of a Unicorn and Leprechaun powered piece of plastic.
Brandon Price8 months ago
+William Diaz Google will have a definitive launch date and real device ready. The rumors so far are just that--rumors. Google hasn't said anything about a Nexus 5 even existing yet because they wait until they have a definitive launch date and a real product.

It just so happens that there has been a looooot of info leaked about it ahead of time.
Masson Liang8 months ago
+William Diaz These "release dates" and rumors have all been made up by trolls....Google never said one word.+1
Tochi Obudulu8 months ago
+William Diaz And then tomorrow you're like: 'SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY'
Shawn Cheever8 months ago
+William Diaz So it's Google's fault that people make rumors that fail to deliver and then disappoint you? Since when did they have to announce a release date to please you?+2
William Diaz8 months ago
+Shawn Cheever Yes, actually it IS their fault. They put the rumor out there with that damn KitKat video. And they have to please me! I am the consumer! 
Varun Varma8 months ago
+Artem Russakovskii Have you heard anything more solid about the rumours regarding an LTE enabled nexus 4?
Shawn Cheever8 months ago
+Theodore Von Stuessel lol are you serious? Google doesn't innovate? Perhaps you should research the many innovative projects they are working on.+1
William Diaz8 months ago
I love how all the fan boys attack when I say I give up on this silly device. Shows the maturity level and time you all have on your hands
Shawn Cheever8 months ago
+William Diaz Its nothing personal, I'm just tired of reading comments about people complaining about what Google hasn't said. There is a reason behind what they do and its helping to promote a product by doing nothing. If it works, why not? Hang tight til tomorrow and I'm sure we'll finally see the dots connect.
Dan Bonelli8 months ago
What are you guys talking about?
Donald Williams8 months ago
Tochi Obudulu8 months ago
+William Diaz I also love the way you have enough time to criticise a company for not releasing a hyoerthetical device on a hyperthetical release date.+3
Faisle Ali8 months ago
+Kashif Nazir hope so lol
Norman Copeland Jr8 months ago
Your crazzzzzy@
Joey Colclough8 months ago
No wonder MKBHD said he has a busy weekend ahead. +1
MoHamed Sabry8 months ago
MoHamed Sabry8 months ago
Khairul Suhaimi8 months ago
abdul husain8 months ago
We'll see....+1
Willie Joseph8 months ago
I love the new.+1
Mike Adams8 months ago
Google - Can I haz new hangouts tomorrow too plz? :(+1
Anthony Scott8 months ago
Hmmm dunno bro!!!+1
Reinhard Lenninger8 months ago
Another day, another rumour.+1
Jazli Aziz8 months ago
+Reinhard Lenninger This is an old rumour, not a new one. +2
abdul husain8 months ago
Its like the rumour is getting.....
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Ferif Wijaya8 months ago
Yes..I like..
Reinhard Lenninger8 months ago
+Jazli Aziz Doesn't matter. Still a bloody rumour like all the other ones before.
Jazli Aziz8 months ago
+Reinhard Lenninger If you hate rumours so much, you should probably get off the internet. 

Unlike the other rumours, this one was made well in advance, is not based on some conspiracy theory derived from ambiguous KitKat tweets, and is still the only one that hasn't been debunked yet.

Sure it's just a rumour, but to date it's the only one that seems legit.
Hi everyone great to here from you all.
Willie Joseph8 months ago
Ibrahim welcome
Eric Liou8 months ago
But a launch without invites?
Vince M8 months ago
Absolutely fake. Don't believe this dretch.
Jerry Wrightsil8 months ago
Jonas Brothers home town
Jerry Wrightsil8 months ago
Jonas Brothers home town+1
Jerry Wrightsil8 months ago
Jonas Brothers
Pascaline De Souza8 months ago
I mean do i have to read all that +1
april ruiz8 months ago
i guess
jose Veras8 months ago
april ruiz8 months ago
what school do you go to?+1
Joseph Bennett8 months ago
Who are you+1
Paul armendarez8 months ago
Sweet +1
Robert Callis8 months ago
I am going to hold my breath...<inhales sharply>
Wilfredo Jr Sison8 months ago
Copy reading and headlining exercises
Richard Browning8 months ago
Man!!!! I'm gonna hitting that F5 button so hard....
Graigoree Jones8 months ago
We need to create a Google+ event so that people are reminded and alarmed when its about to start. I don't want to miss this!
Vandl Menace8 months ago
right on,i look forward to the halloween special
Richard Browning8 months ago
+Jared Busch I'm sceptical as well but there isn't anything to say that there has been secret invitations :-) +2
Gregorio Parra8 months ago
People post the funniest comments! +1
Prem Suraj8 months ago
Well that's crazy, not even a public unveiling event? +1
Radek Szarpatowski8 months ago
+Artem Russakovskii  Well, now even +Matias Duarte confirms this. +1
Brian Hermon8 months ago
No offense to them but who's tired of the Verge getting all the In depth sneak peaks and ready for a video from everyone at +Android Police ??? :-) How's that comin +Artem Russakovskii? +1
Vandl Menace8 months ago
Jake VanCleve8 months ago
Ain't see any of em bro, Ehhh
Dom W8 months ago
I hope there is enough initial supply. Last time I didn't get in the first wave and lost interest pretty fast. Hope the panda white phone is for real
akash karode8 months ago
Diana Dyck8 months ago
I can only convey universal blessings and a happy Halloween.+1
shahzad rasul8 months ago
Ye, its their business
Julianne X8 months ago
i use a nexus 4
Afzal Najam8 months ago
Was at a Google networking event just now. All i could get was "really really really soon" for kitkat. +1
Will Buntin8 months ago
Ok. So I'm thinking if only a 2300 battery and no MotoX features, then LG G2?
Prem Suraj8 months ago
+Will Buntin Will you be able to handle LG's crappy software?+1
Raúl Colón8 months ago
+Ismail A 95% sure that's a no.
Michael Delpach8 months ago
2300 hrs (31 October) to 0200 hrs (1 November) for us in Western Australia! 
Tarun Mittal8 months ago
Samuel Hauwanga8 months ago
we are still waiting and can't wait
Reinhard Lenninger8 months ago
+Jazli Aziz yeah sure well in advance. I wonder who will be the next one to repost some old rumour he made, that it will be coming on Nov. 1st.

And of course the internet is full of rumours and other crap but these Nexus 5 posts are spamming my G+ and making it almost unusable because f'n Google+ thinks this crap is "hot" for me.

Skrew you, Google+!
Ritish Oemraw8 months ago
Not buying it yet (the rumour, the phone I'm definitely buying) +1
Ryan Hodson8 months ago
Where can we watch this announcement?
snowvil lemos8 months ago
im checking the play store every 5 mins hoping it might just appear and i will be the first one to buy. lol +3
Anthony Scott8 months ago
Hmmmm furrrkkkd upppp
Ian Santopietro8 months ago
Half an hour now.
snowvil lemos8 months ago
4 more minutes!!!!!!!
Ian Santopietro8 months ago
To be clear, I'm not looking on the bright side yet.
scott free8 months ago
Top man. Called it right!+2
Artem Russakovskii8 months ago
Phew. +1
Bookey Odonnelll8 months ago
Bafedile Molefe8 months ago
what are you talking about people