Google releases first KitKat phone – Nexus 5

Google has released the Nexus 5, the new phone running the latest Android OS – KitKat. The phone packed with featured replaces Nexus 4.

Hardware

The Nexus 5 is built by LG, the company that built the last Nexus phone. The smartphone features a five-inch, 1080p HD screen. Powered by a 2.26 GHz Snapdragon processor. The 8-megapixel camera comes with features to correct small hand movements and take better quality pictures in low-light situations and fast-moving objects. The camera also works with Google+ features to edit and share photos.

One of the biggest plus point of the Nexus 5 is the price. The 16GB version starts at $350 and the 32GB model starts at $400. The price is a lot cheaper when compared to similarly spec’ed  off-contract smart phones from Samsung, Apple and others.

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Software

The newest version of Android OS named KitKat 4.4 is debuted with Nexus 5. Google Now, a search system is now integrated with the OS making it easier to gathers data from the location and preferences. The new setting are geared to give users better search results.

The Hangouts is the default text messaging, calling and video calling app. Google claims that KitKat uses less memory when compared to older version. The OS is claimed to perform faster and is claimed to be suitable for the old phones and new phones with not-so-powerful specifications.

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