If you didn’t think Google were trying to put the Nexus 5 in the spotlight, think again. We were told Android 4.4 would come with the Nexus 5, and that has now been confirmed as true. What we didn’t know, however, was that the Nexus 5 would have its own set of features that are exclusive to it that no other device will have, to go along with the KitKat release. This is something that we haven’t heard of before.
The Google Nexus 5 will have a voice controlled assistance via the home screen — something that will always be there no matter what. When viewing the wallpapers there will be a full demo mode that shows them before you select. Those into taking photos can use an exclusive HDR+ mode, which gives off better shots than the normal version. Extra low power sensors for audio that will save the battery life. Users can expect a 50 % increase in battery life by doing this.
With such great features, it’s hard to understand why Google would be excluding the other device out. I think what we would be more inclined to expect here is a delay from them is on the other, and it will only be a matter of time before we see them spread out across the rest of the handset.
As a refresher, the Nexus 5 has a 5-inch Full HD IPS Gorilla Glass 3 display and a screen resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 with a pixel density of 445 ppi. The Nexus 5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, which is as powerful as it gets now. It also has a quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400 CPU and 2 GB RAM. The feature that impresses us most is the 17 hour talk time the 2,300 mAh battery Google tells us is capable of producing. It also comes with 300 hours standby time. We can only take the Mountain View companies word that this news is true, but how long it will stay that way could be another story.