LG Google Nexus 5

Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat revealed

Google have officially unveiled their latest smartphone, the Nexus 5. The announcement – made on the official Google blog – revealed that the handset will be powered by Android 4.4 KitKat, which will be launched alongside the company’s new smartphone.

Overall dimensions of the phone are similar to last year’s Nexus 4, although the Nexus 5 will be both thinner and lighter. And despite being only marginally larger in terms of width and height, the new device has a 5-inch screen, compared to the Nexus 4’s 4.7-inch display.

Available in both black and white, the LG-made phone will be available from 1 November in the UK, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Australian Canada and the US. The 16 GB version will cost €349 (£299/$349), with the 32 GB edition priced at €399 (£339/$399).