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Artem Russakovskii
2 years 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 (https://plus.google.com/+ArtemRussakovskii/posts/1HahekQTUQX).

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!
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Steve Secor2 years ago
Yes! Can't wait!+7
Thomas Zolynski2 years ago
At least this rumor terror will end.+70
Hopes are officially up...+7
Mikel Sigler2 years 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
So is it being announced tomorrow and going on sale same day?+9
Daniel Gray2 years ago
+Kai Pays F5 time!+3
Kent Murray2 years ago
I almost did a little pee..... :-)+3
+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.+91
Will Buntin2 years ago
What +Stephen Tiedemann asked.+1
GMT +?
Kenny O2 years ago
If you're wrong will you take a KitKat to the face? +6
Mladen Kovacevic2 years ago
Trick or treat! Hope this one's a treat :)
+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
So +Artem Russakovskii what about Kit Kat... Just kidding..+1
Jordan McRae2 years ago
Just so odd that there will be no press event.+4
Will Buntin2 years ago
So retail seems likely? Best Buy even?+1
Luca Comellini2 years 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 Miles2 years ago
+Artem Russakovskii A launch sans press event?+2
Jeff Andrews2 years ago
Sooo.... Is it time to start the rumor mill on the Nexus 5 (2014) version?+11
Nick Notte2 years ago
I'll believe it when I see it+1
Mark Stronge2 years ago
Why no invite? +2
Oliver Wenzel2 years ago
What timezone is Pacific exactly? Is it PST/GMT-7 ?+2
Daniel Gray2 years ago
They didn't have a full press event for the N4, mind you a certain hurricane swayed that decision. +1
Wayne Howard2 years ago
Do you know if retail locations are going to up charge the device like they did with the Nexus 4?
Ryan Legare2 years 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
+17
Faryaab Sheikh2 years ago
Google will be holding an event, right ?+1
Ibraheem Satti2 years ago
They toyed with our butts long enough... Waiting for sweet release
Cristi Istrate2 years ago
+Artem Russakovskii What phone is your daily driver now ?+1
+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 Kovács2 years ago
Nov 1st is a holiday in Germany!! +1
Tyler Malovetz2 years 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
Jakob Fries2 years ago
timeframe as posted by +Artem Russakovskii for Europeans: 15:00-18:00 GMT (16:00 - 19:00 Central European Time)+12
Thomas Zolynski2 years ago
+Jeffrey Kovács Not national wide. Depending how much you desire the N5, you could just travel a bit ;-)
J. Riesen2 years ago
Telegoogle.
Jared Busch2 years 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 Skrok2 years ago
+Malthe Høj-Sunesen 9.30 Pacific Time is 17.30 Warsaw so GMT+7 :-) +1
+Cristi Istrate The Note 3.+2
+Tyler Malovetz I'm not aware of any events. I bet +The Verge got a nice hands-on again though.+27
nick unce2 years ago
+Mikel Sigler poz poz poz +1
+ Mikel Sigler item item item+1
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Ryan Legare2 years 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 Badkook2 years ago
+Artem Russakovskii UK here, so its not gonna be on sale on the play store tomorrow for us? 
Thurman J. Lewis2 years 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 Kovács2 years ago
+Thomas Zolynski indeed, I could leave Baden-Württemberg and buy it in Hessen ^^;
Ronak Gandhi2 years ago
Finally. My F5 bot is ready.+2
Belén Cebrián2 years ago
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 Bhatt2 years ago
+Ibraheem Satti dude you gotta tell the police if someone toyed with your butt without permission.

Bring on the Nexus 5!
+3
+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
+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 Towne2 years ago
Awesome! +1
Daniel Gray2 years 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
+Thurman J. Lewis The 2013 Nexus 7 was announced at a press event. Remember +Hugo Barra holding it up? http://andp.lc/1aepevS.+3
Andrew Fadeev2 years 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 Pays2 years ago
+Daniel Gray I'll wear that Damn key out! +1
Coen van Deelen2 years ago
Yay
Will Buntin2 years ago
I'm wondering if they are holding the Hangouts update until either the N5 and/or KitKat debut.
Daniele Casarini2 years ago
Very thanks! So tomorrow launch will be only for us resident?
Any news for poor european?
Parhum Farzad2 years ago
Great work Artem! AndroidPolice has been a beacon of hope in the wasteland that is Android news sites. +1
Nicholas Ordonez2 years ago
+Artem Russakovskii Does that mean it will be available for sale tomorrow or just announced and on sale another day?
Arhu2 years ago
+Daniel Gray by not releasing in in some parts of the world you are not diminishing demand but further diminishing supply!
Arhu2 years ago
+Daniel Gray by not releasing in in some parts of the world you are not diminishing demand but further diminishing supply!
Jason Sick2 years 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 Nunno2 years ago
Hope to see kit Kat tomorrow. Even better I would love to see it on AOSP you listening +Google
Jon Keller2 years ago
* cancels tomorrow's lunch plans *
(* is in US Eastern time so the above makes sense *)
+1
Oliver Wenzel2 years ago
#holoween  +6
shahrukh khan2 years ago
Hello
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Nicholas Daniels2 years 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...
+1
Zach Mauch2 years ago
no event?
Eduardo Diosdado2 years ago
So I will be able to purchase tomorrow???
+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 Munits2 years ago
This Halloween my wallet is not safe!
Taz Hoque2 years 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. Lewis2 years 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 Wac2 years ago
+Artem Russakovskii YOU. DA. MAN.
Wout Schroyen2 years 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 Davidson2 years 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 Batra2 years ago
Do you think the kit kat OTA will start tomorrow as well?
John Wilson2 years ago
This works out great considering my case was already delivered today!
Andrew Tomkins2 years ago
Martin Filomeno2 years ago
I get off work at 10am est hopefully I can get home in time :-)
Bill Dyehouse2 years ago
+Artem Russakovskii keep up the good work chief
Inderpreet Kang2 years ago
Can't wait to see Nexus 5 in my hands..
Kashif Nazir2 years ago
+Faisle Ali the end is near!
Matt Raye2 years ago
So, evleaks was wrong?
Nick Vitone2 years ago
+Matt Raye no, its supposed to be announcement tomorrow and in our hands on the 1st
+Matt Raye evleaks could still be right since there was no time zone listed. +1
Matt Raye2 years ago
Ah, good point.
William Crowe2 years ago
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Masson Liang2 years ago
What about Nexus 10?
Shamus Murray2 years ago
I love live streams though +2
Martin Filomeno2 years ago
+Artem Russakovskii so to be clear it's expected to go on sale what time in New York?
Arpit Patel2 years ago
So no event? well as long as www.android.com/whatsnew 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 Lagara2 years ago
I hope they do pre-orders. If they don't, play store will have its problems as years past.
Hi
Carmen Herrera2 years ago
,grand
Terry Saunders2 years 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.
+Artem Russakovskii so when are they going to announce it? Or are they just going to put it up for sale?
+Terry Saunders Planning on switching carries? Because the Nexus 5 isn't going to be on Verizon+1
Terry Saunders2 years 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 Casarini2 years ago
Very thanks! So tomorrow launch will be only for us resident?
Any news for poor european?
+2
faith white2 years ago
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robby hart2 years 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 white2 years ago
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Tommy Nunno2 years 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 Hansen2 years ago
kitkat+Android= Halloween. trick or treat.
Tommy Nunno2 years ago
google now... glass.... self driving cars.... hot air balloon wifi...  they innovate all the time +3
FRAN CUBE2 years ago
Aleluyaaaaaa
Richard Nunez2 years ago
I WANT TO BELIEVE!+1
William Diaz2 years 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 Price2 years 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.
+1
Masson Liang2 years ago
+William Diaz These "release dates" and rumors have all been made up by trolls....Google never said one word.+1
Tochi Obudulu2 years ago
+William Diaz And then tomorrow you're like: 'SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY'
Shawn Cheever2 years 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 Diaz2 years 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 Varma2 years ago
+Artem Russakovskii Have you heard anything more solid about the rumours regarding an LTE enabled nexus 4?
Shawn Cheever2 years 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 Diaz2 years 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 Cheever2 years 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 Bonelli2 years ago
What are you guys talking about?
Donald Williams2 years ago
Bush
Tochi Obudulu2 years 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 Ali2 years ago
+Kashif Nazir hope so lol
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Joey Colclough2 years ago
No wonder MKBHD said he has a busy weekend ahead. +1
Khairul Suhaimi2 years ago
Halooooo
abdul husn2 years ago
We'll see....+1
Willie Joseph2 years ago
I love the new.+1
Mike Adams2 years ago
Google - Can I haz new hangouts tomorrow too plz? :(+1
Anthony Scott2 years ago
Hmmm dunno bro!!!+1
Another day, another rumour.+1
Jazli Aziz2 years ago
+Reinhard Lenninger This is an old rumour, not a new one. +2
abdul husn2 years ago
Its like the rumour is getting.....
Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

-----Original Message---
From: "Faryaab Sheikh (Google+)" <****@**>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:37:02
To: <****@**>
Ferif Wijaya2 years ago
Yes..I like..
+Jazli Aziz Doesn't matter. Still a bloody rumour like all the other ones before.
Jazli Aziz2 years 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.
+5
Hi everyone great to here from you all.+1
Willie Joseph2 years ago
Ibrahim welcome
Eric Liou2 years ago
But a launch without invites?
Vincent M2 years ago
Absolutely fake. Don't believe this dretch.
Jerry Wrightsil2 years ago
Jonas Brothers home town
Jerry Wrightsil2 years ago
Jonas Brothers home town+1
Jerry Wrightsil2 years ago
Jonas Brothers
I mean do i have to read all that +1
april ruiz2 years ago
i guess
jose Veras2 years ago
Hello
april ruiz2 years ago
what school do you go to?+1
Joseph Bennett2 years ago
Who are you+1
Paul armendarez2 years ago
Sweet +1
Robert Callis2 years ago
I am going to hold my breath...<inhales sharply>
Copy reading and headlining exercises
Richard Browning2 years ago
Man!!!! I'm gonna hitting that F5 button so hard....
Graigoree Jones2 years 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 Menace2 years ago
right on,i look forward to the halloween special
Richard Browning2 years ago
+Jared Busch I'm sceptical as well but there isn't anything to say that there has been secret invitations :-) +2
Gregorio Parra2 years ago
People post the funniest comments! +1
Prem Suraj2 years ago
Well that's crazy, not even a public unveiling event? +1
+Artem Russakovskii  Well, now even +Matias Duarte confirms this. +1
Brian Hermon2 years 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 Menace2 years ago
Nice
Dom W2 years 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 karode2 years ago
Yay
Diana Dyck2 years ago
I can only convey universal blessings and a happy Halloween.+1
shahzad rasul2 years ago
Ye, its their business
Afzal Najam2 years ago
Was at a Google networking event just now. All i could get was "really really really soon" for kitkat. +1
Will Buntin2 years ago
Ok. So I'm thinking if only a 2300 battery and no MotoX features, then LG G2?
Prem Suraj2 years ago
+Will Buntin Will you be able to handle LG's crappy software?+1
Raúl Colón2 years ago
+Ismail A 95% sure that's a no.
Michael Delpach2 years ago
2300 hrs (31 October) to 0200 hrs (1 November) for us in Western Australia! 
Tarun Mittal2 years ago
good+1
Samuel Hauwanga2 years ago
we are still waiting and can't wait
+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 Oemraw2 years ago
Not buying it yet (the rumour, the phone I'm definitely buying) +1
Ryan Hodson2 years ago
Where can we watch this announcement?
snowvil lemos2 years 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 Scott2 years ago
Hmmmm furrrkkkd upppp
Ian Santopietro2 years ago
Half an hour now.
snowvil lemos2 years ago
4 more minutes!!!!!!!
Ian Santopietro2 years ago
To be clear, I'm not looking on the bright side yet.
scott free2 years ago
Top man. Called it right!+2
Phew. +1
Marcus O'Donnell2 years ago
Boo
Bafedile Molefe2 years ago
what are you talking about people