Today has been full of excitement and random news with Google’s own Sundar Pichai announcing Android 4.4 will officially be called KitKat. Along with the announcement was our first pictures of the KitKat statue going up on the Google HQ lawn, just like previous years, but something caught a few eagle-eyed viewers eyes. Did Google just accidentally unveil the new LG Nexus 5? Possible, but they quickly pulled the video.

Just like previous Android releases Google gets another awesome Andy statue to go on their front lawn, and this time was a big chocolate statue. Like previous years they make a wonderful little video and show off the moment, and let us all relive it. However, one Google employee who was also recording the event (at 38 seconds in) appears to be holding a mysterious device. This likely is the Nexus 5 folks.

We’ve reported on countless rumors surrounding the next Nexus device from Google, and many believe it will be another LG device similar to the LG G2 announced last month. A few rumors suggested the LG G2 will be the base for the Nexus 5, just like the 4, but the design will closely resemble the new ASUS-made Nexus 7. Complete with a matte back and a similar design around the camera. We reported on this rumor, and now the device seen in the video below appears to confirm those reports.

Update: Google’s since pulled the video, but once on the internet, always on the internet. Check it out.


What you see above is the purported LG Nexus 5 right in the hands of a Google employee. We’re willing to bet it’s also running some form of Android 4.4 KitKat too, but that’s just a crazy wild guess. If previous reports and the LG G2 base for a design is correct, here’s what to expect. A 5.2-inch 1080p HD display, Snapdragon 800 quad-core at 2.3 GHz and 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel camera and a massive 3,000 mAh battery for all day usage.

We’re not going to speculate too much here, but we’ve heard the new Nexus will be quite powerful and match the Nexus 4 on pricing. Well, before the price cuts last week. Get excited folks, and hopefully it supports 4G LTE on all major US carriers, including Verizon.

VIA: SlashGear


  1. Looks like LG branding at the bottom to me.
    But is clear that this was made up (deliberate) to get the atention of the people.
    And they did it, well.

    • the 5.2″ LG G2 with super slim bezel is SMALLER than the 5.0″ Sony Xperia Z. It’s not too big. It’s smaller than some 5″ phones.

      • nexus 4 is already the max size i can use with one hand, you beat that and i don’t care you put a 6.0″ on it.

      • Then go buy a crappy 4.7″ 720 Moto X just like your 4.7″ 720 Nexus 4. I want a bigger screen. I’ve had two 4.65″ 720p Galaxy Nexus and I want AT LEAST 5″ 1080p this time.

        Here’s a comparison of the Nexus 4 and LG G2 specs:
        Nexus 4:
        5.27 x 2.70 x 0.36 inches (133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm)

        5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches (138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm)
        A nickel is .008″ for reference. So, G2 is taller, yes. Only shade over nickel wider (0.09″). And is actually thinner by a hair than the Nexus 4.

      • Then the nexus 5 will work for you since it’s smaller than the nexus 4, even though it has a larger screen.

    • My S4 is basically the same size as my N4. It’s all about the bezels. Remember the 5″ Dell Streak? Another example of a big useless bezel would be every iPhone ever made. So yeah..

  2. hi.i am thinking to buy nexus s.does it good choice.and does it run hd games without any lag (like gta 3,gta vice city,nova,modern combat,need for speed most wanted).what about battery kindly guide me….

  3. As previously explained, Google Nexus branded devices tend to be some of the cheapest around and although the Nexus 4 was first launched for £239 SIM free (8GB) and £279 (16GB) respectively, the Nexus 5 will probably launch for around these pricepoints.

  4. What a cheap, lame and totally predicable publicity stunt from Google. As if we’re supposed to believe this wasnt totally planned from the start. Reminds me of the uber-lame stunt Brin pulled off when he wore that ridiculous Glass on the Subway, a picture taken by a “wearable computer enthusiast” btw. Try harder Google…

  5. Oh BTW, that guy simply has HUGE hands. And you KNOW what that means. His wife is a very VERY happy lady… Because he can massage her whole back with one hand. He’s just holding a Nexus 7 so chill.


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