In late August, Google unveiled the latest Android operating system – KitKat. While some were speculating what Google’s newest mobile OS was capable of, others had combed through the announcement video to find what appeared to be a brand new Nexus phone. Google quickly pulled the video after the revelation, but it seems that Googlers in possession of the newest Nexus phone aren’t exactly the cautious sort.
9to5Google reports that a Nexus 5 was left unattended by a Google employee at an unnamed bar over the weekend. During his absence, the bar employee was able to snag a few videos of the new device presumably running on KitKat. Unfortunately, the phone was locked so he couldn’t get into it to see all the juicy details. Still, we at least have a better idea of what the phone looks like thanks to the leak:
So, we know what the Nexus 5 looks like, but what about specs? Thanks to a recent FCC filing, we can get a pretty good idea of what Google’s attempting with its latest Nexus device. In short, it’s an LG-made phone that’s very similar to the company’s recently announced G2. That means it will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, 5.2-inch display and 4G LTE support. Thankfully (or unthankfully for fans of the G2), however, the Nexus 5 will not sport the backplate buttons that made the G2 unique among its peers.
At this point, we know pretty much everything about the Nexus 5 except for its launch date. We’re likely to not know anything about that either until Google announces its next Android event. We’re likely to find out more about KitKat at the same event as well.