New Nexus 5 flagship Android smartphone with 8mp, OIS, and initially exclusive HDR+ feature
If you are tired of the carrier tyranny, you can do something about it. Consider an unlocked Google Nexus phone. Today Google announced its new flagship, the Nexus 5, made by LG, available unlocked for $350 (16GB) or $400 (32GB), sadly still without a memory card slot, with radios for AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint (but not Verizon) and Android 4.4 (Kit Kat).
Camera-wise, it has a 8mp camera on the back, along with a gyro for optical image stabilization in the lens, and it will launch an exclusive (initially) feature, HDR+. It has a pixel-peeping friendly 5-inch 1080p screen. Impressions and opinions on the camera can be found in the relevant segments in the previews and reports at Engadget and CNet.com and GigaOM and The Verge and The TechCrunch.
They are accepting orders with an (as of the time of writing) November 8 (2013) shipment estimate at The Google Play Store. Shipping is extra and sales tax collected where applicable.
General coverage of the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 via Miss Techmeme.
Google's first 60 second video spot for the phone may make some wedding photographers uneasy. Bad enough they had to deal with the "iPhone wedding photographer", now they have Google encouraging the "Nexus wedding photographer" :) Joking of course... Video via Ars Technica.