As much as Google and LG try to hide the fact that the Nexus 5 does not exist (seriously, they still have not announced it yet), the whole world already knows of its existence through a massive number of leaks we don’t even keep count of anymore. The 7 minute video below, quite obviously taken by smartphones.sfr.fr, shows the Nexus 5 in focused, 1080p glory. It’s an older build than the one leaked by TuttoAndroid yesterday, but it is a much clearer one. In the video, shot on October 9th if we are to believe the lockscreen, we’re obviously looking at a prototype, considering there’s no Nexus branding on the back, but one that offers the highest amount of detail to date.
Regarding the KitKat build itself, it’s missing some elements we saw recently, like notification bar transparency in the launcher, the camera shortcut on the lockscreen, the new dialer, app drawer, Search app icons, Google Photos (as opposed to Google+ Photos), etc. As has been the case with nearly every Nexus 5 leak, the system info says ‘KeyLimePie’, but it is to be noted that Google only announced the term ‘KitKat’ in September. What is given is that it will definitely change by the time the release date rolls around.
Note: The video has no sound, so don’t worry if you think your speakers have spoilt.
Here is a time guide (helpfully compiled by Android Police) if you want to skip to specific areas:
- 00:00 – Hardware overview.
- 00:53 – The lockscreen is turned on – notice the October 9th date.
- 01:00 – The homescreen.
- 01:05 – The app drawer – notice Messaging went missing, just like we suspected it might. There’s also something called GEL Stub, which is undoubtedly related to Google Experience.
- 01:13 – Settings.
- 01:20 – About screen showing Nexus 5 and KeyLimePie.
- 01:44 – Storage (this device has 16GB, 12 of which is available for use).
- 02:04 – Live wallpapers.
- 02:26 – Chrome.
- 03:27 – YouTube.
- 04:13 – Camera.
- 04:31 – Calendar.
- 04:43 – Keep.
- 05:04 – Google Earth.
- 06:07 – Play Store.
One thing that has really got us excited is that Hangouts in the dock by default instead of the SMS app. This means a combined app for SMS and Google Talk. What is more that this is free, even on iOS devices, so this can give Whatsapp a serious run for its money. To learn more about what you can do with Google Hangouts, check out Google’s explanation.
Have any more questions? Ask away in the comments below, and look out for further updates!
Source: Android Police.