A mysterious Google display case has popped up at Best Buy as snapped by a Daniel Benavides on Google+. While we could guess all day what will eventually populate the demo kiosk — HP Chromebooks? Nexus 7 (2013)s? Google Glass? — it seems obvious that this could be the new home of the Nexus 5 at Best Buy. According to Benavides (who also runs a kickass Android clothing site called Andy’s Threads), he was able to confirm this info with the Best Buy manager, but that’s hardly official.
We reached out to our sources and discovered that this kiosk is just the beginning. Apparently there will be an entire “section” of Best Buy set aside for Google, although it wont be as large as the Windows, Samsung, or Apple areas. No word on devices to be featured (right now it’s just Chromebooks and tablets), but take that as you will.
While we never put much clout in that “rumored” October 14th announcement/release/whatever-people-were-calling-it for the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat, it would appear we’re getting closer. Much closer.
In other cryptic Android news, the official Kit Kat Google+ page posted a fun little pic of a dancing Android in the shape of a Kit Kat. The text of the status update read, “Everybody dance now! #AndroidKITKAT”. At first glance, it doesn’t appear to mean much of anything. Some Google plussers were quick to mention the song referenced in the post “Everybody Dance Now (Gonna Make You Sweat)” by C+C Music Factory is 4:04 long (4.4) and was released in 1990 on — wait for it — October 18th.
I think it’s safe to say Google is having a mighty good time watching all of us squirm. Do you like it, Google? Do like it when we dance for you? We’ll play your sick little game. We’ll dance all night if we have to…
- Nexus 5 back in stock on Google Play (all colors)
- Hands-on: Android 5.0 Lollipop
- Android 5.0 Lollipop has a new screen off animation
- New Nexus 5 homepage suggests the phone will stick around for another year
- Check out the Nexus 5 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.
TAGS: Android 4.4 KitKat, Nexus 5