Google Nexus 5 tipped for 1 November release date in black and white

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Google’s highly anticipated Nexus 5 Android smartphone is expected to be released in black and white models as early as the end of this week.

The handset had already been leaked by Google's brief accidental listing on the Google Play Store, but now well-connected Twitter account evleaks is claiming that the Nexus 5 will be released on 1 November. The account has been accurate in the past at predicting details of new Google devices.

The latest tweet is accompanied by an image showing the phone with a white back, but otherwise matching the image posted by Google in October.

The Nexus 5 is expected to run Google's next iteration of its Android software "Kitkat" and replace the popular Nexus 4 smartphone, which was the work of a partnership between Google and LG to make a high-end smartphone running an unmodified version of the Android software, at an affordable price.

There have been continuous drip-like leaks of information surrounding the release, specifications and design of the Nexus 5, as well as Samsung’s Galaxy line of smartphones. Android is the most popular smartphone platform by some distance, but its flagship handsets are also now attracting similar level of pre-release interest as Apple's iPhones.

• A full video run-through of an alleged leaked prototype Nexus 5 device claimed to show the smartphone running the Android "Key Lime Pie" software, which has since been renamed KitKat.

Powered by article was written by Samuel Gibbs, for on Monday 28th October 2013 10.36 Europe/London © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010