The Nexus 5 release is so close that boxes of inventory are allegedly just sitting around. Posted in the Neogaf forums, the two images show what are supposedly shipments of Nexus 5 devices at LG Canada’s distribution centers. Pallets are just sitting there, waiting for Google to give the green light. When that will be is still very much up in the air; it’s getting to the point that this whole saga is becoming more annoying that exciting. But so it goes.
The past month has provided plenty of early looks at Google’s next flagship handset. Built by LG, the 5-inch Full HD device is, according to a pre-registration page posted by Canadian carrier Wind Mobile, expected to sport a soft-touch design, 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 chip, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.4 KitKat and 8-megapixel rear camera (with OIS). Other specs include NFC, though there’s no mention of wireless charging. Beyond that, the device briefly showed up in the Google Play store, while a number of official-looking renders have been leaking.
With inventory seemingly ready to be shipped, and carriers ready to sell the device, it’s unclear what hang ups Google has about an official announcement. An earlier report suggested the device might land on Nov. 1—another report today suggests the same thing—which is the same day Apple is releasing its iPad Air. If that’s the case, Google is certainly taking a bold approach to releasing its new Android hero. Either way, the device seems primed and ready to go. All that’s left is for Google to actually acknowledge that the Nexus 5 exists.