Nexus 5 coming to Sprint, T-Mobile, will also work on AT&T's network

Google's latest Nexus phone, the Nexus 5, will land on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile for the holidays.

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The long-awaited Nexus 5 Android handset made by LG was just made official by Google. Expected to be sold in an unlocked model, the new smartphone will also hit AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile in time for the holiday season.

Specifically, Sprint will offer up the Nexus 5 for $149.99 after rebates and a two-year contract agreement. T-Mobile on the other hand also plans to sell the Nexus 5, "in the coming weeks" but no pricing has yet be announced. AT&T hasn't disclosed it will carry the device per se, but Google has confirmed the Nexus 5 is capable of connecting properly to Ma Bell which could be a hint that the carrier indeed has a Nexus 5 model in the works.

Of course many will likely choose to scoop up the Nexus 5 unlocked through the Google Play store. The compelling smartphone starts at $349 (16GB), with a 32GB version costing $399. That's quite a steal for an unlocked device, especially considering it's the first phone to offer Android 4.4 KitKat. Google also confirmed that Verizon will not add the coveted phone to its roster.

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Brian Bennett is senior editor for appliances at CNET and reviews a wide range of household and smart-home products. These include everything from microwave ovens, blenders, ranges and coffee makers to personal weather stations. An NYC native, Brian now resides in bucolic Louisville, Kentucky where he dreams of someday owning the sparkling house of the future.

 

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