Google unveils Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat

Google announced several new updates at a press event today in San Francisco.  The first of these comes in the form of their next-generation smartphone, the Nexus 5.  The phone, which comes in white and black, has a 4.95-inch 1920 x 1080 HD display.  Measuring a third of an inch thick and weighing only 4.59 ounces, it is incredibly slim and lightweight.  In addition, the camera has several interesting features worth noting.  For example, the lens actually moves with the phone to minimize blur caused by shaky hands.  Like the iPhone 5S, it is also capable of taking a burst of pictures and stitching together the best possible shots.

Without a contract, the Nexus 5 costs $349 for the 16 GB model and $399 for the 32 GB model.  If you want to know more, check out this article on The Verge.  The Nexus 5 releases today.

The other exciting thing Google unveiled was their new operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat.  KitKat sports a cleaner, simpler look and comes with a multitude of new features.  Among these features is the ability to access Google’s database right in the dialer (rather than having to open Google to search a phone number), a far more impressive voice search and much more.  KitKat is designed to work across all Android devices.  According to Google, other Nexus devices will see the update within the next few weeks.

If you’re interested, feel free to read more about KitKat here.