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Google 'accidentally' puts Nexus 5 in Google Play store

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The Nexus 5 made a brief appearance in the Google Play store. CNET grabbed this screen shot before Google removed the device.

Another day, another suspicious "leak" from Google. In what appears to be a well-timed "accident," Google listed the still un-released Nexus 5 in the Google Play store yesterday. The listing was taken down shortly after, but not before tech bloggers could grab a precious screenshot.

The cheapest version of Google's new flagship smartphone is advertised at $349, though we are not sure how much storage comes with that price tag. (Best guess is 16GB.) The screenshot also gives photographers a little tease. The listing says "capture the everyday and the epic in fresh new ways." 

In what fresh new ways? Well, we are going to have to wait and find out. Google hasn't so much as announced a press event for the new device, but rumors suggest that the Nexus 5 will be available in the final days of October. (In time for a little KitKat trick-or-treating?)

Comments

Total comments: 8
wenennefer
By wenennefer (6 months ago)

A deliberate accident.

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jcmarfilph
By jcmarfilph (6 months ago)

Oh another device than will spank the iPhone5s?

1 upvote
tkbslc
By tkbslc (6 months ago)

Aside from sales, probably.

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InTheMist
By InTheMist (6 months ago)

...and usability.

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jcmarfilph
By jcmarfilph (6 months ago)

Why would I pay for 500 or $600 + 2 year contract when I can get a cheaper (open-contract) with similar specs phone and with excellent support from community and developers. In terms of photography, both will produce horrible photos so I'd settle for less.

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T3
By T3 (6 months ago)

"In terms of photography, both will produce horrible photos so I'd settle for less."

The iPhone 5S has an excellent camera, the best of any smart phone camera, and even good by regular camera standards. I suggest you take a look at National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson's photos with the iPhone 5S:

http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/07/capturing-the-aura-of-the-scottish-highlands-with-the-iphone-5s/

http://www.macrumors.com/2013/10/07/national-geographic-photographer-praises-iphone-5s-camera/

The days of assuming that phone cameras can only produce "horrible photos" are coming to an end. Just look at Richardson's and other's iPhone photos. Time to blame the user for "horrible photos."

I wasn't planning on getting an iPhone because I've been an Android user from the beginning, but so many of my colleagues and other photographers have been praising the 5S's camera that I think I'm going to make the switch. I also like the iPhone's elegance and useability.

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crudman
By crudman (6 months ago)

All the 'proofs' out there are highly biased. Heavily oriented to landscape photography (large DOF) and where subjects don't move. Or like that one where he used thousands of dollars worth of hired labour and studio equipment. Seriously what amateur photographer would spend say 2k on every shoot when you can spend less on a decent camera that would last multiple shoots. While I wouldn't say camera phones are horrible, they are merely acceptable and have been OK for some time now. They still are no match when it comes to Low Light, shallow DOF (when not in a macro range) and Action Photography.

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jcmarfilph
By jcmarfilph (6 months ago)

"The iPhone 5S has an excellent camera, the best of any smart phone camera, and even good by regular camera standards. I suggest you take a look at National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson's photos with the iPhone 5S:"

Excellent? Lol what a joke! It has a sensor smaller than a pinhead and compared to Nokia 808, 1020 and even Galaxy S4 it is just average if not mediocre.

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