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Ladies and gentlemen, today is the day you've all been patiently (I kid, I kid - I mean, have you seen /r/Android lately?) waiting for.

Update 11am PT: Like clockwork, the Nexus 5 and KitKat are live!

After speaking with no less than five different sources with knowledge of the matter, I am ready to confirm that the LG-made Nexus 5 should be unveiled later on today, along with Android 4.4 KitKat, additional details of which were leaked last night by former WSJ reporter Amir Efrati.

It's also likely we'll get the 4.4 SDK drop and see a major Wallet announcement, which aligns with the information in Efrati's documents and earlier sleuthing by Geek.com.

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I'm hearing the embargo is officially lifting at 11am Pacific, but the announcement and possible Play Store availability could come earlier, so I wouldn't leave anywhere starting right about now. Retail availability is tipped for tomorrow at the latest, though I wouldn't be surprised if some locations will begin selling today. In Europe, due to the time difference, you guys will likely have to wait for tomorrow.

@evleaks suggested the November 1st release date earlier this week (in some time zones, like Australia, it's already November), and yesterday the first sources started reaching out, which prompted several posts that I kept to Google+. By today, I felt confident enough to move this rumor to AP. The first rumor mentioning October 31st went up on October 2nd, but I also limited it to G+ due to lack of multiple confirmations.

Google has been having a hard time containing the steady flow of Nexus 5 leaks, and at this point I'm both glad the cat will finally be out of the bag and scared of the flood of application updates we'll have to tear down for days and possibly weeks to come.

Strap in, folks, we're in for one hell of a ride today.

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • CzarOfTruth

    Google take my money now!

  • Ono1971

    io sono pronto , ho la scimmia che scalpita !!!!!!!!

    • gfdsa

      come se fosse potrai averlo in italia prima di natale

  • Brandon Hoffman

    is it just me or is the play store nexus site down

    • Jeannie

      Working fine for me

    • tidus25

      just U

    • TomTomTom

      Well I'm UK so I get served the same link but with UK at the end and it is working fine, but when I visit the US version I'm prompted with a 404 error. Maybe it's just actually down from too many requests or perhaps they're adding and have taken it down to make sure it doesn't get visited incomplete?

  • Andres Carrera

    stop the gaysiness

  • Defenestratus

    Why no big reveal?

  • Andres Carrera

    .l.

  • wiley coyote

    I NEED IT!

  • Brett

    I'm going back to work. I think we've been had again.

    • TechDevil

      Don't you even dare ruin this moment! :P

  • skhre

    Phandroid news is reporting 12 a.m. pst

    • Stinkfist

      Isn't that in the middle of the night. lol

  • Houser

    Google knows how to make us go up on the walls.

  • http://www.maverickcreative.ca/ Joshua Richards

    I need to head out for lunch... but I don't want to miss anything!

    • Shiki8

      Get delivery? :)

      • http://www.maverickcreative.ca/ Joshua Richards

        Can't, all my pennies are saved for the Nexus!

        • John Smith

          suck it up and don't eat!

    • makapav

      Man up and suck some air bro. You will only have yourself to blame.

  • Wazzifer

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN BITCHES

  • CapnBoost

    Every time we reach the 12th hour, the people making predictions will shift it back. (I'm still beating on my F5 key)

  • Guest
  • novybajwa

    my my

  • stockandroidguy

    so 10am is approaching and nothing

    • John Smith

      11am PST. that's 2pm EST.

  • Patch89

    Launch the Nexus 5 already! Never mind your body being ready... the wait is soul destroying.

  • YodaRocks

    Its almost 10 am (pacific time) and no Play Store announcement. Fuck! I am impatient.

  • GreatNews

    Google Take already my money and give me my Nexus 5....

  • Josh

    Is there any chance that the big ring around the rear camera lens is an IR blaster?

    • Chris Lambert

      No.

  • danhakimi

    What about the Nexus 10?

    Tell me about the Nexus 10!

    • c_topher_v

      You are not welcome here...

  • alex

    And no news of this on the Verge. I'm betting they're under NDA and will have some exclusive report on this, just like last time.

    • anon

      The have a vergecast at 1 PM pacific.

  • wasd

    1h to go? (I'm in Europe)

    • Kent Andersen

      yup

    • ahsid

      apparently yes

      • wasd

        Thanks.

  • steve

    should i get this or s4?

    • fillyo75

      who is your carrier?

      • steve

        tmobile

        • Wazzifer

          Are you really dumb enough to ask that question? No offense.

          • steve

            :/ i read the reddit ama... and he was saying the camera wasn't as good as the s4...

          • Wazzifer

            Then go get one of those Lumia phones.

          • steve

            I never liked the microsoft ui

          • steve

            I just don't know what to expect is why I'm slightly concerned now... he said the camera isn't as good as the s4 which came out half a year ago... he also mentions that the display isn't as good as other phones

          • remister

            Just buy it retail and if you don't like it, return it within the refund window.

        • fillyo75

          S4 will have better camera, SD slot, have to weigh what is important

          • steve

            what are the chances they release a nexus maxx?

          • Chris Lambert

            Apparently your truthful comment gets you a downvote. I love the internet...

    • John Smith

      get the S4 but only if you're a moron.

      • steve

        I am debating it because of the camera...

        • remister

          Get a DSLR, if you want a camera.
          Phone cameras still have shitty cmos sensor, just saying.

  • FArt’em Russakovskii

    Everybody is ready. Peace :D

  • Brandon Hoffman
    • Rishab Shah

      that's an old video.

      • Brandon Hoffman

        oh my bad shit didn't know

        • John Smith

          welcome to the shit show.

  • joe

    what I want to know, is the nexus 4 going to get a full 4.4 update(transparent status bar, and other small features)?

    • Stacey Liu

      Yes. Probably no Always Listening though, since it lacks the hardware.

    • Chad Vincent

      Why would it not? The Galaxy Nexus got as much 4.3 as it had the hardware for. The Nexus S and One both had the same.

      Unless there's some new piece of hardware in the 5 that the 4 doesn't have, it'll get all the 4.4 love.

      • joe

        when my Nexus S(Sprint) got ICS, none of the ringtones came along with it. they were still the GB tones. thats why Im asking. Have a Nexus 4, still on fence to get Nexus 5.

        • Chad Vincent

          Ringtones?

          You do know you can just grab the Galaxy Nexus ICS ringtones and put those on yourself, right? They're just sound files, not part of the OS.

          • joe

            yes, im aware of that, at the time, no, i didnt. ringtones, was just an example, lol. I just wanted to know if i should make the jump or not, if it was worth it.

  • Ono1971

    No !!! Il play device ira c'è anche in italia!!!!

    • John Smith

      Vai hanno un buon pasto e ubriacarsi su qualche buon vino!

      • John Smith

        E vai fare sesso con una bella donna!

    • gfdsa

      (sorry, qualcuno lo deve fare) non vuol dire niente! dipende da tante cose!

  • Esteban Quijada

    My soul is ready [1]

  • Houser

    A topeeeeee ¡¡¡¡¡¡

  • Ono1971

    Anche se non arriva attraverso il play device ci sono tantissime altre vie e poi io ho tutta la mia famiglia a boston ma

  • MrLockOut

    Ooops I think I just broke my F5...need new Keyboard ASAP!

    • g

      Use Ctrl-R.

  • A guy with money

    My money is ready!

  • billykent1972

    Finally, the rock has come back to...wait.......wrong thread :)

  • Roberto Ortega

    YES!!!!!! Just PRE-ORDERED MINE!!!!! lol just practicing the key strokes

    • remister

      You know the response would most likely be: GTFO, pics or didn't happen.
      So don't forget to screenshot it.

      • Roberto Ortega

        I know, people are on high alert and tend to be very sensitive when someone jokes around.

  • remister

    I'm replacing my HTC One for this phone, let's go!

    • sk7

      I have my blue htc one in my hand right now. It's worked so well, that this is the first time I am having trouble buying a nexus phone.

      • remister

        HTC One could definitely last another year. I had a Nexus 4 and jumped onto HTC One, because of the official LTE radios in there. So since Nexus 5 have the LTE radios this time. I will truly only miss the front facing speakers, nothing else.

  • Joshua Watkinson

    Is there going to be an event or livestream?

    • Bob Harwelle

      nope

    • saltyzip

      I've not heard squat on a live stream.. Maybe Google and Nestle are going to magically take over our screens and beam the broadcast to us without the need to change channel :)

  • Yogesh Laxman Raut

    My Body is ready!

  • Bob Harwelle
    • Roberto Ortega

      it looks familiar.

      • Bob Harwelle

        THEY MADE IT BETTER BUT KEPT THE SAME BODY!

    • pr0x1mu2

      why u do dis?????

    • Magnus Skaanevik

      I liked the old design better...

  • Houser

    To all who are ready to buy the Nexus 5 "http://n4checker.com/" that has been updated and allows you to also control the availability of Nexus 5 Play Store

  • Roberto Ortega

    Is it better than my HTC One, what would be the "better" part or parts of it? Can someone tell me.

    • quick

      CPU, GPU. OS version..?

      • Roberto Ortega

        Thats what I was looking at, and if i already have a great device like the HTC One than I dont see a reason for buying it. Maybe wait and see.

    • remister
  • lovehater

    I like comments on AP than articles ,.... haaa "body is ready"

  • Testraindrop

    Well Android Police (and every other Tech-News page) are getting huge amounts of clicks right now, at least something :)
    Supporting you guys :D

  • AnthonyRyan89

    :)

  • Adam Truelove

    So far nothing......

  • mateor

    Okay, I admit it. I bought a KitKat bar today.

    • http://gidix.de/ Benny Schmidt

      Me, too :D Even one with a code inside but didn't win anything :(

  • stockandroidguy

    20 min left and nothing out of google camp. Uh Oh

  • black

    This (http://tinyurl.com/ldac336) suggests that Google Search can be launched vocally right from the home screen.

  • Timo

    2o min

  • nureaufan

    Thankful my Chromebook has a built-in, dedicated refresh key.

  • Roberto Ortega

    How many of you buying it when it comes out? How many going to wait for the second shipment once the smoke clears?

    • AnthonyRyan89

      im going to buy it no matter what.

    • Roberto Ortega

      I bet some people here are already shopping for cases.

    • filao

      Depends on the price ...

  • Pradaman Shorey

    after this earth shattering build up to nexus 5, if Google announces it without announcing, i mean like WTH..

    • Ryan N

      Well, they've been releasing it without releasing it for so long, announcing it without announcing it makes sense.

  • Houser

    Nexus 5 of 16 or 32 Gb? and white or black? Which you think it interesting?

    • black

      gold

  • stockandroidguy

    I'm starting to worry lol

  • Iván Rodríguez

    10 minutes to failiure...

    • anon

      talking about yourself ?

    • Creek stream

      Almost ready to fail.

    • Wazzifer

      That's what she said.

  • Rathy

    Gurrr...Its released..Finallyyyy....

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      It is?

  • Vikramaditya Rai

    So many people are going to call in sick for their offices today...

  • Houser

    Alguien de España por aquí¿?

    • Iván Rodríguez

      yo

  • Roberto Ortega

    Can I buy one in the apple store? lol

    • black

      lolwat

    • Adam Truelove

      Their store can't hold the N5. They're made for teeny tiny iPhones.

  • Brandon Hoffman

    5 minutes

    • Clayton Ginther

      4 minutes!

  • quick

    If there is no announcements or release today, I'm pretty sure there is going to be riots in the streets :O

    • Christian T

      hahah i'm pretty sure for today we don't see n5 and kitkat :D

    • Adam Truelove

      It's not going to happen.

  • Iván Rodríguez

    4 minutes to failiure

  • stockandroidguy

    3min 32sec

  • Iván Rodríguez

    ........and counting

  • Iván Rodríguez

    3...

  • NotThatDroid

    I suspect only 16GB in the first run :(

    • xMIRACLESx

      Better than nothing after all this!

      • NotThatDroid

        Oh how wrong i was! Got a 32GB black.

  • Iván Rodríguez

    2....

  • Brandon Hoffman

    1:36

  • Nitin Gaba

    Time to start hitting refresh every 2 seconds! Come on Google don't disappoint us this time and just launch the phone so we can give you our money!

  • elchuby

    Wait for it...

  • Manu

    and what about the new nexus 10?

  • Roberto Ortega

    The apple store is down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

  • Brandon Hoffman

    Nexus 4 has dissapeared https://play.google.com/store/devices

  • Iván Rodríguez

    1.....

  • gfdsa

    lol

  • Brandon Hoffman

    31 seconds

  • stockandroidguy

    52 sec 51sec 50sec ...

  • stockandroidguy

    20 sec....

  • Brandon Hoffman

    times up

  • mark

    19:00. where is my nexus???

  • anon

    nexus 4 says coming soon...

    • Alex James Simon

      16gig no longer for sale...

    • stockandroidguy

      yup it does UH OH

  • stockandroidguy

    UH OH!

  • Iván Rodríguez

    we have a winneeer, ------->androidpolice

  • Shamu
  • elchuby

    it's alive!

  • 12hggg

    How shows nexus 4 as coming soon

  • Malcom Jones Jr.

    still no news :(

  • Iván Rodríguez

    i eat my words happpily

  • elchuby
  • elchuby
  • Iván Rodríguez

    guys this is a worldwide release, i can purchase it in spain too

  • Christian T

    took, hf! :D

  • http://www.maverickcreative.ca/ Joshua Richards

    GOT IT

    • hp420

      troll

  • Allen

    no sign of nexus 5 till now :-(

  • http://www.maverickcreative.ca/ Joshua Richards

    ITS ON SALE IN CANADA!!!!!!!!!! Ships by Nov 5th!

  • AnthonyRyan89

    yay! i purchased mine

  • jonathan3579

    TheVerge already has an article up now that it's after 11 Pacific...

  • Adil Lalani
  • Brayden Reesor

    Ordered :)

  • MrLockOut

    ORDERED !!! YAYAYAYYAYAYA

  • Sabin Bajracharya

    Its already on Techcrunch! O_o

  • Testraindrop

    Bought :D Wird bis zum 4. November 2013 versandt1Nexus 5 (32 GB, Schwarz)399,00 €

  • Iván Rodríguez
  • Guest

    OMG I Just bought 32gb black for $399 + shipping + tax!! woohoo!

  • Edward Orde

    ITS TIME WHERE IS IT?

  • Roberto Ortega

    Can someone let me borrow $400?

  • ItsaRyan

    The Nexus 4 page now says "Coming soon."

    :D

    • Edward Orde

      yes i saw that!!!!!!

  • Tony

    No half white one!?

  • Down8

    It's live.

    Just bought mine.

    -bZj

  • ElectricSheep

    Tiny batteries on both versions = pass. Screentime is screentime no matter how many energy saving tweaks 4.4 brings. When will Google offer one with longevity for power users away from desks all day?

  • Iván Rodríguez

    is 4.4 released too?? any of you have an update message¿?¿?

  • Testraindrop

    Ok ordered one, now its time to read the description :)

  • Edward Orde

    NEXUS 4 SAYS NO LONGER AVAILBLE!!

  • Ryan N
  • quick

    Order placed
    Thank you. Your order has been placed, and you will receive an email shortly with the details of your purchase.
    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • vperl

    11:08 PDT HERE

    NO ....No Nexus 5 to be seen. Trick on you.

  • Azaz Patel
  • Edward Orde

    i wonder why the splash screen wasnt pdated..

  • thisphuckinguy

    YES!!!! Got mine!

  • Simon Belmont

    White 32GB Nexus 5 obtained! Shipping is $10.

    I just replaced "black" with "white" in AP's Twitter link. Yay, I'm so fucking happy!

  • Edward Orde

    IT COMES RUNNING KITKAT

  • George

    Just bought my 16GB White Nexus 5! Expected to leave the warehouse on the 5th.

  • Testraindrop

    Hm got the order confirmation twice, so which one to cancel?

    Oh Google not again the limbo -.-

  • Chris

    since when does $400 = £350??

    • Chris

      £340, rather. but still!

  • mine

    It's on the play store

  • Dustin

    32 GB Black- Ships NOV 5th!

  • Monzoar

    The Nexus 5 is available in the play store now!

  • Esteban Quijada

    nexus 5 on playstore! one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!!!

  • Edward Orde

    kitkat.com/android

  • Edward Orde

    KITKAT.COM/ANDROID ITS HERE

  • tchbzz

    Its here.. :D
    Order placed..

  • Edward Orde

    nothing special, just the standard ads.....

  • Just me

    On the play store now.

  • Edward Orde
  • Kesey

    Any Amazon links??

    " Nexus 5 will be available soon at the following retailers: Sprint, T-Mobile, Amazon, Best Buy and RadioShack."

  • filao

    Grr, £300 for the 16Gb? I'd have bought it at the US price ...

  • MeCampbell30
  • Houser

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  • Edward Orde

    How fast do you think tey will run out?

  • Edward Orde
  • Guest

    Are there going to be LTE (GSM) and LTE (T-Mobile) versions, like for the Nexus 7? In that case, which should I buy?

  • mrmadwords1000
  • Eric

    It's out!! Get it in the Play store now.

  • Ganesh

    I ordered one :) Yeah !!!

  • scy121

    just by happenstance I checked the play store and it was there, so I ordered it

  • Andrew Haugen

    ship date is 11/5 thou...

    • Andrew Haugen

      this will be replacing my nexus one....yea, that's right, i'm still rocking the N1

      • InvisibleExplosion

        The N1 is a damn good phone. I still have mine but the screen is busted :(

  • A

    Where are Russian lte bands?(7,20,38)

  • Алекс

    Why nobody see andoid 4.4 presentation:

    http://developer.android.com/about/versions/kitkat.html

  • Edward Orde

    NO KITKAT FOR GALAXY NEXUS

  • Edward Orde

    ALREADY OUT OF STOCK