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Nexus 5 – GOOG Releases First Android 4.4 (KitKat) Smartphone

This Nexus 5 review consensus? The hot gadget is a bargain

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Increasing the market share for Android smartphones has always been important to Google (GOOG) — and that’s exactly why the new Google Nexus 5 is so important. Having as many people as possible using Google products to search while on-the-go is critical to maintaining the ad revenue GOOG stock depends on. And there’s no better way to do that than ensuring everyone uses Android smartphones.

nexus-5-review-googAt the same time, GOOG has struggled with manufacturers who layer their own user interface and apps overtop of Android — a practice that contributes to Android fragmentation and diverts users from Google services such as Google Play. Samsung (SSNLF) is a perfect example, with its TouchWiz UI.

Once again, GOOG has responded with its Nexus line of mobile devices, including the Google Nexus 5. They feature competitive hardware, a “pure” Android experience (with no overlays or skins and regular updates) and they’re often priced significantly below the competition.

If you pick a Nexus 5 review from virtually any publication, it will immediately confirm that Google’s latest flagship smartphone fits that Nexus model exactly: high performance, pure Android and a price that other premium smartphones can’t touch.

Let’s take a closer look at the Google Nexus 5.

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