New hands-on Nexus 5 images, Android 4.4 KitKat screenshots leak

by: Bogdan PetrovanOctober 14, 2013

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We think we have a pretty good idea about the specs and features of the upcoming Nexus 5, but on the software side, there’s still a fair amount of confusion about what Android 4.4 KitKat will bring to the table. Today, we have two new leaks to add to our already sizeable folder of Nexus 5/KitKat leaks.

First, a few more hands-on images of the device, courtesy of a Russian site:

These pics don’t reveal much new, but they still serve to give us an idea of what the Nexus 5 will look and feel like. We get a look at the gesture lockscreen on Android 4.4, with the white status icons and the redesigned clock, which is no longer half bold.

Moving on to the second, and more interesting, leak, the folks at ZDNet got their hands on what appears to be a gallery of screenshots of an Android 4.4 build running on a Nexus 7 (2013). We get to see some of the features that have already leaked, like the Downloads app, but also some new stuff, such as a possible Easter egg in Android 4.4 KitKat. ZDNet didn’t specify the source of the screenshots.

Tapping multiple times on the Android version reveals the Easter egg below. The styling and the background color of the Android logo remind us of the KitKat logo, though the version of the operating system is still Key Lime Pie. It’s likely that Google hadn’t changed yet all the references to KLP at the date this build was leaked.

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Pressing on the Android logo reveals another Easter egg, a colorful mosaic of logos of previous Android versions.

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We also get a view of the Cloud Print screen, Downloads screen, and the new Tap & pay option in the Settings menu, all of which leaked in the past weeks. There’s also a new Home section in the Settings menu.

There are some screenshots of the redesign clock app, including the alarm and timer, compared to the current design.

Notice that the app drawer still features a Widgets section and the black background, unlike the build leaked by Tutto Android, which we believe is more recent.

For more info on the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat, check out our rumor roundup. Stay tuned for more.

  • Sadman Hossain

    Love it! I especially like the introduction of Quick Office. Atleast Microsoft won’t go on saying that only their phones come with Office apps now.

  • thechoosenone

    Is it just me, or does the lcd density seem smaller than the other leaks and smaller than most phones? And also the launcher is on a 6 x 5 grid instead of 5 x 4, maybe launcher will have more customization built in to change stuff like that???

    • Epic Tea

      If google was smart they would rip off Nova Launcher, Cyanogenmod and all these other roms and launchers and pack them into kitkat 4.4 so that launchers will no longer be needed.

  • Muddy_Water

    Why is one of the screen shots say About Tablet… Nexus 7

    • Adam

      Urmm.. dude.. thats leak photo of android KitKat.. If you read the post, it says Nexus 5 rumors, that are those nexus 5 pics, and on the title there should be Android 4.4 screenshot leaks which was shown through a Nexus 7

  • soufyane saidi

    I waaant it !

  • Guest

    *Wild leak photo of Nexus 7 with keylimepie appears on Nexus 5 rumor post*

  • Guest

    It’s funny that in the screenshot of the different android versions (mosaic) that Key Lime Pie and KitKat are both on there.

  • Chris Martinelli

    New Rule… If you have a pre-release device and have decided you are going to take pics and post it on the web, Learn to use a camera first. Take some decent pics or just dont bother.

    • Crayfish

      Some are probably “leaked” by Google themselves, blurry pics add to the suspense lol, won’t be completely surprised if the N5 doesn’t even turn out to look like these leaks, now I’m probably just being too paranoid about Google and their trolling lol still waiting in line nonetheless :D

      • Tim

        u paranoid android :D

  • Shut up and take my money!

  • Alu Zeros

    Looks promising, really woud be awesome if 32gb comes with a 3000 mah battery

    • cheese

      it’s only coming in 2300 mAh battery.

  • iTriune

    I’m really disappointed in Google with the role out of it. All of these leaks and still no announcement. This event will have no surprises.

    • Epic Tea

      yeah idk what they are waiting for, after seeing the links it looks cool but I am kind of disappointed.

      • Brian Shieh

        unless the real N5 is under the disguise of the shell…..

  • Blendi Krasniqi

    “Swipe down from the top to exit full screen”

    Maybe google will finally allow games and other apps to hide the software buttons?

  • Oli72

    im in.

  • Mansoor

    Can you tell me Does Nexus 5 gonna release in India on oct 31st or later…… and Will nexus 5 gonna release in 8 GB version or just 16 and 32 GB Thank You…..

  • Rishu Agrawal

    That back looks like a fingerprint/smudge magnet!

    • Epic Tea

      ill just but a skin or slim case on it then.

  • Cal Rankin

    Just announce it already, Google!!!!

  • Markus

    All those different screenshot leaks show a different UI (for ex. with widget section and without), right?? Coldn’t this be part oft the rumored theming Option in 4.4 ???

  • trwb

    Nice chin

  • iJimaniac

    Why did Google have to ruin the clock?! The bold hour fomat not only looked cool and gave android more of a “signature” look on the lockscreen, but it was very innovative since it naturally drew your attention to the hour, which is the most important aspect of the time. I hope all the people that were whining that it was “quirky” are happy now.

    • Hank Bank

      Seriously??? That “half bold” clock always looked like a mistake to me.
      UGLY!!! Yep, I’m totally happy now. ;-)
      BTW, I totally disagree that HOUR is all that’s important … When you have an important meeting coming up in a few minutes, it’s probably kinda nice to know the minutes also! (AND, at that point, you surely KNOW the hour!)

      • iJimaniac

        Hate it all you want, all the people in theming communities that have actual taste for graphic design loved it.

        • Bogdacutu

          Theming communities don’t matter, what matters is the actual USER experience, since 99%+ of device users won’t be in “theming communities”.

          • iJimaniac

            Seeing as my post got 6 likes and yours and hank’s got none, I think more people liked it than not, so….

  • Zeshan Ahmed

    Key lemon pie!

    Another fake .

  • Well today wasn’t the date that Google announced the Nexus 5….when!!???

  • Bryan

    umm if you go to “” it says the latest firmware version is “Kit Kat” but no pictures showing how it will be!

  • diper07

    Google, Y U NO change the interface? -_- .. I want interface like miui or even more colorful and cooler..

  • MattiasSoderlund

    Hello rear facing camera, how´s the view, scratch much?

  • Groud Frank

    I got to say I am impressed! I was complaining about the lack of a major UI change but I have seen enough to be more than satisfied. It is aesthetically pleasing but most importantly there are some major system improvements. I especially like the Office app, pay and print functions added. Such a pity it will be molested by some OEMs. Just with there were more OEMs who would at features without the hideous skins.

  • Sadface

    Is it just me, or is the design plain ugly compared to the N4?.. :( THe n4 was completely sexy

  • OleBrom

    Getting tired og waiting for updates. Manufacturers spew out new devices faster and faster, and it’s considered old when it’s a year old. Then new apps don’t work on your device, because on old firmware. Many will then buy an Apple og MS device. All Devices should be like the Nexus an Manufacturers should provide Device drivers and special apps from IMHO

  • Carpark

    Way to show up to the party 3 days late. Android Authority…. REALLY?

  • Hank Bank

    Well, at least they got rid of that ridiculous looking “half bold” clock!!!