This… could be big.
An anonymous tipster sent us a pic from the YouTube KitKat statue unveiling, a video of which which you can find below. In that video, people are snapping pics left and right, celebrating the new statue. One of those people taking pics appears to have the new Nexus phone.
It has the Nexus branding, and is a bit small to be the Nexus 7. We’ll update this post as we learn more, but this is too good not to share.
[Update] After the video made its rounds, Google has marked the video private. Though we didn’t learn about the video from Google+, it seems it was shared via the Android page there as well. Oddly enough, the Android team has disabled sharing of that post.
Whatever their reason, the device has been spotted, and we’ve got our first look at what we believe to be the new Nexus device.
[Update 2] Commenter Ruben has found the video on Mediafire, so please check it out HERE.
Look at dat camera
I had the same thought. Vic Gundotra is always saying cameras will get better in Android phones…
They already have. The LG G2 has a pretty phenomenal camera.. I think the Ubergizmo review has some comparison shots between the iPhone 5 and the G2, the G2 blows the iPhone out of the water. Honestly, the G2 looks like it did everything right (compared with LG’s previous phones, with were half good half lacking). I’ll probably get the original G2, but if the N5 is based off the G2… you won’t get much better than that.
He was talking about the big lenses that dont appeal
the video is private for some reason…
I’ve updated the post to reflect that. How unfortunate!
Somebody is gonna get a bollicking at Google over this leak.
The logo is round…LG? Is that you?
yep, LG, There you have it
I don’t mind LG making the next one. Their flagships have gotten tremendously better in the last 2 years. My only hope is they don’t run out of stock this time around :)
Sad to see it won’t be the LG G2 wrapped in stock Android though, no buttons on the back :( that would’ve been realy awesome.
Hopefully we’re still getting every other feature. To lose out on the buttons on the back and more would be painful.
i hope you aren’t taking about that LG Skin… (q slide, notification toggles ect) because that isn’t happening.
but if the Optimus G and the N4 are any indication, we are going to see VERY similar internals….if not identical.
Meh, Google under ordered last time, though LG did take a while to ramp up production. If Google projects sales even remotely accurately this time, we shouldnt have the same issues.
they fixed the supply shortages with the New N7, here’s to hoping they do the same with this nexus. I’ll be picking it up around christmas time probably. contract ends on 1/27/2014….the countdown begins :)
Doesn’t leave much doubt then, its a 5.2 inch LG Nexus 5 with no buttons on the back. Still wonder what’s that huge camera.
Please, LG or Sony. No Motorola.
Looks to very much be an LG logo in this. My guess is that it is basically a soft-touch version of the G2, which is fantatastic, in my opinion.
Only Moto if it’s got a Maxx battery
Here’s the video in 1080p: http://www.mediafire.com/watch/ga561wpc3i6b2sa/Unveiling_of_the_Android_KitKat_statue.mp4
No way this was an “accident” I mean that google employee would have to be really stupid and fired by now if this was an accident.
Don’t be too harsh man. maybe this was a controlled leak by Google.
That’s what I’m saying. highly doubt it was an accident or a controlled leak by google as you like to call it :)
This was not a leak, this was a commercial. All those hipsters taking photos + the big camera lens on Nexus 5 means that the focus on the new device will be the camera (the camera experience lol).
New NEXUS 5 spotted in Google Android 4.4 video (HD)
Nobody grabbed a copy of the video this time huh? Who got the Chromebook Pixel ad last time. That was some quick work. No one? Too bad.
its definitely lg, you can see the logo in the last second before it switches scenes.
i guess someone is about to lose an awesome job
I guess this is just a clever teaser from Google. No one’s getting fired.
It’s not his fault, he is at google HQ and they test the phones out in the open up there because its almost all company workers. It would be the fault of the videographer because he put the footage in himself.
If I compare it to the weird looking Nexus 4 next to it I’d say it’s probably about 5+” Maybe even 5.2″. Although I don’t see any buttons on the back of the phone and the camera is totally different I think the Nexus 5 is based on the LG G2…
Here’s to G2 specs — including OIS carrying over the N5! :D
Is that metal!?!?
I don’t think so, I think it will look just like the Nexus 7. A soft touch, rubberized coating and a silver ring around the device.
This is diffidently planned because it shows it twice, one time with just the guy in the frame. This is great for Google to take the focus off of the Apple event on the 10th and the Samsung GN3 unveiling on the 4th.
Instead of thanking me by giving me credit for the download link of the video you could let me win one of those Sunday giveaways :P I’ll be more than happy to receive a new Android device. My TF101 died yesterday and that’s only 2 days after the guarantee period expired D:
Here’s another link to the video: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-JwCFqiRhERTGxOemNhaTBDX2s/preview
now leak the other side and some specs ;-)
google why u no have htc make one?
Haven’t you noticed the pattern? It looks like Google’s letting a single manufacturer build two years’ models (first it was Samsung with the S and GNex, now LG with the N4 and possibly N5).
And by the way, HTC made the first one ;) I bet Sony’s next on the list. Motorola can happen in a few years when they get their acts together.
I hate when people post videos on blogs then it says private.
All about creating buzz. It works. Google is in the ad business, no ?
Omg it’s definitely a lg g2 without a back button.
Google has started to leak it slowly lol
But I don’t understand why oem leak the device & launch it big,like as though we don’t know what is coming up…..
Let’s go down the line:
“the Nexus 5 may be more similar to the current Nexus 4, when it comes to use of glass for the front and back panels”
This looks like glass to me: http://i.imgur.com/2dNNZ1e.gif
-”The Nexus 5 is now said to pack a 5.2-inch display just like the LG G2″
Looks bigger than the Nexus 4 for sure.
“Therefore, there won’t be any buttons on the back of the handset”
No buttons on the back
“Furthermore, the camera is said to be moved near the edges of the back side”
Camera is, indeed near the edges.
And of course, there’s the obvious Nexus branding on the back of a device that is too big to be a N4 and too small to be a N7.
I’m definitely interested…
Could be wrong, but that does not look like a glass back.
Check out the N4′s reflection on the back.
Check out the N5. No reflection, only a variation on the camera lens, similar to the N4′s glass back, and on the NEXUS logo, almost like the N7′s back.
Back looks very flat toward the edges though, which is more usual for glass-backed phones: iPhone4/4s, Nexus 4, Xperia Z/Z Ultra/ Honami.
Couldn’t the difference in how reflective it seems be caused by a change in that “sparkly” pattern on the back?
thank god no glass ^_^
I disagree, it does not look like glass. It looks like a matte finish on the new nexus 7…
agreed. the “nexus” logo on the new N7 is glossy black. IMO, this looks VERY similar to the back side of the new N7. soft-touch back, with a glossy black “nexus” inlaid into the soft-touch…..which i am a HUGE fan of. even if this thing was made by ASUS, i would be happy. i have a feeling its going to be based off the G2 though. SD 800,2gb RAM, 5.2″ 1080P screen, 13mp OIS camera…..I want
the lens looks large. that’s pretty exciting!
I had money ready to buy lg g2
Now this nexus 5 shows up
Before android it was so easy to buy a phone…Nokia Nokia
Now it’s pain in the butt !!! :-P
Why is Google placing the Nexus logo in landscape mode? The only times I use my phone in landscape is when watching a video and sometimes when taking a picture or playing a game. The rest is portrait.
Because the only time when you hold up your phone with the back to other people is when you’re actually taking a picture. Otherwise the back faces towards the ground and isn’t seen at all.
I got a reason to wait more before buying my next…
of course was a controlled leak
If that indeed is the Nexus 5, it looks pretty beautiful :) At least from the backside :) Not liking that landscape branding though.
agreed. not sure why they did the branding that way, but to be honest, I very rarely look at the back of my phone….and when taking pics, it’ll be nice a big for other to see what I am using…which plays into google’s hands nicely.
KitKat+Nexus 5 seems like party
Looks like it’s based on an LG G2…if the pricing is anything like the N4, this could be SWEET.
Google! you are the master in creating ads :) Its an lg thou.
If the next Nexus is based on the LG G2, will that help or hurt G2 sales? LGG2Forum.com.
but it’s written EXUS NOT Nexus !!!!
can’t u seriously not spot the n?
New Nexus! I hope It will have 4gb of RAM or Facebook app will be lagy ^_^
A managed leak to stoke the rumour mill on the Nexus 5 by LG, Droid , maybe Huawei or Oppo?
Looks pretty nice, you can just make out the LG logo at the bottom… Although it does look somewhat edited… (The n on Nexus being half blacked out, and that spot matches the back cover as if there was no n there… looks unnatural.)
if you actually watch the video, you can see the “n” its just a reflection not “lighting up” the “n”
similar effect when you look at the back of the New N7′s lettering. its there :)
Yeah I saw that soon after. Looks like some matte finish, with the chrome nexus overlaid onto it. Looks interesting. The shape is more squared than Google has liked previously though. Maybe they just have LG flexibility?
Just search on youtube to find the vid
Is it just me or is the guy with the coffee cup at 0:10-0:12 also holding the same Nexus phone as this guy above? Looks like part of it is covered by white stickers, but no sign of the flash below the lens.
Perhaps it’s just a customized iPhone case…
That one’s private as well.