Google Launchpad devs say Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 to be released on October 15


Previous rumors indicated October 14 and as late as October 31 for the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 Kit Kat announcement, but Google Launchpad devs are saying the date is October 15. Google Launchpad is a “two-week boot camp for early stage start-ups helping with subjects including user interface, product strategy & technology, marketing, business development and more,” and is sponsored by Google for Entrepreneurs. You would expect that a few Googlers to be at the event, and some of the developers are saying they were told October 15 would be the date.

I am having a hard time believing that we will see the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 on October 15 unless Google isn’t planning on hosting an event. Assuming they will host an event announcing the products, invitations would have needed to go out 10 days ago. Last year, the announcement of the Nexus 4 and Android 4.2 didn’t take place at an event, but that was because their scheduled event (October 29, 2012) was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. If Google plans on doing a soft release, than I guess October 15 is in the cards, but I just don’t think they would announce these products without hosting an event.

via: Phone Arena

About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • tdurden64111

    I want that.

    • sean carey


  • Harry Millward

    Not having an event didn’t slow them down, maybe they learned from that.

  • Dan

    Why doesn’t the render have the time at 4.40?

  • crhylove

    Where is the non event?

  • Octavian Jurja