Everything is a rumour and everyone's suddenly become Dan Brown and figuring out the release clues. (I'll try summarizing some of the rumours below).
Doesn't help that +KIT KAT is enjoying their newly found popularity and just love to tease us online.
So what have we been teased with? Well, I've had tips "on good authority" that it's supposed to be today. I've heard November 1st, I've heard last week... Poor +Russell Holly had the world unleash it's fury on him when he mentioned a Google Play event, but it was only an event to celebrate and nothing to announce. There was much butthurtedness that day.
Well, it's not out yet. And is that a bad thing? For me? No.
A) I've never liked 'hypebeast' before, and I can't see how others do
B) The Nexus 4 is still a great device, why are we rushing to improve upon it.
Sure, I really loved the G2 and am contemplating ways of selling my soul to obtain one for free, but I'm not ready to throw out my N4 quite yet.
The only people who WANT this device are the minute few who just want anything because it's new.
Isn't this what we Android fans deride the iCommunity for? Haven't we all made fun of the lineups over at the Apple Stores to buy last year's equipment at next year's price?
Sure, the device will be pretty good. And, hopes are that it will come out with a somewhat 'subsidized' price making it less expensive than others of the same. But if you really are jonesing for a good device, take a look at the G2, or the Z1. Some spectacular devices released recently. And there's some great developer communities out there making sure they get the latest.
Also note that increasingly Google has been releasing their Google Apps as standalones. So, potentially 4.4 might mean you can get some of the features without having to have a Nexus device.
Also, remember, the Nexus was supposed to be announced on October 29th, 2012, finally ready for purchase on November 13th... so we haven't even crossed over the year mark.
I, for one, am being patient; and happily enjoying my Nexus 4 all the while. That being said, when it is truly announced, I will be excited at that point for the new N5
Some of the rumours:
First it was shown in the Kit Kat statue video:
Then someone found it in a bar (but I never liked how it used the Google Edition boot animation)
THIS IS IT (post made by Kit Kat)
Folks believed it would mean that it should come out on October 12 (as that's when Michael Jackson released "This is it")
Then it was on the Play Store briefly... driving everyone to the brink. Showing a 16GB model would be ~$350
Some Best Buy stores got new merchandise shelves. Obviously for the new Nexus 5 right?
evleaks is now claiming November 1st
In white. 11/1. pic.twitter.com/5SSmtTGUg7
— @evleaks (@evleaks) October 27, 2013
What else? Tons... there was boxes, more leaked photos, ... everybody having their take on what the device might be and with it a prognosticated new date.