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Nov 12, 2013 at 10:37am IST

Google Nexus 5 likely to be available in India by November end

New Delhi: The much-awaited Google Nexus 5 smartphone is likely to be released in India by the end of this month. The phone is listed on the e-commerce site Snapdeal.com, which claims the phone will be released in the fourth week of November. The phone, on Monday, was available for pre-order on Snapdeal.com, but in no time all units were pre-booked. According to Snapdeal.com, all units have been sold out.

A mobile phone retailer from Mumbai also informed us of the availability of the Nexus 5. He said, "the phone will come to India this month - most probably by November 20."

While the Nexus 5 smartphone is still listed as "Coming soon" on the Google India Play Store, the Nexus 5 (16GB) is available online on iBhejo.com at an inflated price. The online store is selling the 16 GB Nexus 5 model at Rs 30,198, while it is officially priced at Rs 28,999. Units are claimed to be imported from the USA, where the phone is already available.

Google Nexus 5 likely to be available in India by November end

The Google-LG Nexus 5 phone is the first device to run on the latest version of Google's Android operating system, nicknamed after the KitKat candy bar.

While Google has revealed the price tags of the Nexus 5 for the Indian market, it has not yet made it clear as to when the device will be officially available in India.

The Google-LG Nexus 5 phone is the first device to run on the latest version of Google's Android operating system, nicknamed after the KitKat candy bar. The Nexus 5, which will come in two colours - black and white - has a 5-inch full HD display and an 8 megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation. The new lens on the Nexus 5 is touted to capture more light for brighter night and sharper action shots.

The Google-LG Nexus 5 phone is the first device to run on the latest version of Google's Android operating system, nicknamed after the KitKat candy bar. The Nexus 5, which will come in two colours - black and white - has a 5-inch full HD display and an 8 megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation. The new lens on the Nexus 5 is touted to capture more light for brighter night and sharper action shots.

Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.3 GHz, the Nexus 5 has 2GB RAM, and is packced with a 2300mAh battery. A new HDR+ mode automatically snaps a rapid burst of photos and combines them to give you the best possible single shot.

The Nexus 5 and Android KitKat software are designed to make it easier to use Google's search engine and other services to learn about a person's habits and needs so it can display helpful information. Google's virtual assistant, Google Now, also engages in richer dialogue with Nexus 5 users.

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