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NEW DELHI: Google's launch of the Nexus 5 smartphone and Android 4.4 KitKat mobile operating system has been delayed by a month.
It is expected that Google will now make the announcement in November, instead of October 28 as planned earlier, according to a report by Phones Review website.
Earlier, there had been media reports and also hints from KitKat's Twitter account that both the products would be launched on October 28.
Google had recently 'leaked' the pricing details of the Nexus 5 on its Play Store which had also strengthened the rumours of an October release.
It is being speculated the delay could have been caused due to LG's curved smartphone G Flex, which reportedly runs on the latest Android OS. The delay in the G Flex's release could have affected the new Android's release timings as well. However, there is no official word from Google or LG on the issue.
The LG made Nexus 5 smartphone, codenamed Hammerhead, would reportedly have a 2.3GHz Quad-core processor complemented by an Adreno 330 graphics processor. Its 5-inch display will have 1920x1080p resolution, with on-screen resolution being 1794x1080p. It is expected to have a 13 MP rear camera and 2GB RAM.
Reports about the Android KitKat have said it would have a totally new design and user interface. Apart from having its own printing options, the new OS would also have a new wireless NFC payment system within its Settings. It would also have the option to save images as PDF files on the device.
Some reports have stated that Google Now will have the 'always-on' functionality of Moto X in Android 4.4 and could accept commands in several languages, not just English. Android 4.4 might also introduce SMS function to Google Hangouts app. Android 4.4 KitKat will come with pre-loaded apps like Google Drive and Google Keep.
There is also speculation that Google will also unveil Nexus 10 tablet alongside the Nexus 5 and Android KitKat. This tablet is rumoured to be manufactured by Asus this year, instead of Samsung which had made last year's model, and could have a full HD screen.