Google outs Nexus 5 prototype by mistake, then pulls the evidence

Google outs Nexus 5 prototype by mistake, then pulls the evidenceOne of the sub-plots to the whole Android 4.4 Kit Kat business has been the claim that a Nexus 5 prototype can be spotted in the teaser video of the KK statue being unveiled on the lawn outside Google's Mountain View HQ.

Well Google has all but confirmed that the handset in question was the real deal: it's yanked the video down off the web.

The video in question can still be watched over on Engadget, and the pic above shows the alleged Nexus 5 about as clearly as you'll get to see it. And to be honest, aside from the verification that the Nexus 5 is legit, it doesn't really move the whole thing forward a whole lot.

As of now we're still expecting the Nexus 5 to touch down towards the end of the year with a 5.2in full HD display, potentially with the Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera and other features seen on higher-end handsets.

What's likely to set the Nexus 5 apart from its rivals, however, will be the presence of Android 4.4 Kit Kat – you can be sure the Nexus 5's presence in the Android 4.4 vid is no coincidence – and what will probably be a near-unbeatable price.

In fact, even if the phone in the video is a genuine prototype, by definition that means it might not even look anything like the handset in question.

So we've got rumoured specs, which we had already, and a pulled video featuring a handset that may look a lot, a little, or nothing at all like the final Nexus 5 design. And that's the news. Ah well, it's a nice day outside isn't it?

Via ITPro Portal

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Stelph  Sep. 5, 2013 at 16:20

Oh dear, looking at that photo and comparing the sizes it looks like its going to be big, And I dont mean big/popular..... (tho it probably will be that too)


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